3 Major Cross-Cultural Communication Points Of Failure, And How To Fix Them

3 Major Cross-Cultural Communication Points Of Failure, And How To Fix Them

May 17, 2019

The strength of cross-cultural teams is their diversity of experience, perspective, and insight. But to capture those riches, colleagues must commit to open communication; they must dare to share. 

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English: The language of Business - Part 3

English: The language of Business - Part 3

April 05, 2019

An Adoption Framework Converting the primary language of a business is no small task. Adoption depends on two key factors...

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English: The language of Business - Part 2

English: The language of Business - Part 2

March 29, 2019

It’s not unusual to hear nonnative speakers revert to their own language at the expense of their English-speaking colleagues, often because it’s faster and easier to conduct meetings in their mother tongue. 

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English: The language of Business - Part 1

English: The language of Business - Part 1

March 22, 2019

The fastest-spreading language in human history, English is spoken at a useful level by some 1.75 billion people worldwide—that’s one in every four of us.

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Why English Is Such a Difficult Language to Learn

Why English Is Such a Difficult Language to Learn

September 05, 2017

I am often asked why English is such a difficult language to learn, for non-native speakers. In fact, how hard it is to learn depends on what your native language is; and this follows as languages are more (or less) closely related to one another; if your mother tongue is more similar, in terms of sounds, vocabulary and grammatical patterns to another--for instance you're a speaker of Dutch or German--then English will be easier to learn. But if you speak a language that comes from a more distantly related tongue--say Japanese--then English is more likely to prove a tougher nut to crack.

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Do you speak the most powerful language in the world?

Do you speak the most powerful language in the world?

August 01, 2017

There are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world today, but some 2,000 of them count fewer than 1,000 speakers. Moreover, just 15 accounts for half of the languages spoken in the world.

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