DEI: 7 Ways to Practice Active Allyship
Time and time again when I engage on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters with employees, managers, and leaders of companies across the world, I’m met with the question: What can I do?
Integrating into a New Country: How Long Does it Take?
People have often asked me how long it takes to get integrated—or assimilated—in a new country. Find out more of Leslie's research on the matter.
How to Thrive after Moving
Over the course of my life, I’ve moved several times, starting with my move to college after I’d had it with high school.
Though I personally chose to go far from home for college, I found the move an emotional challenge.
An interview with expats in Lausanne
Patricia and I connected because a mutual Twitter contact shared my call for conversations for this project.
We talked via Skype videoconference in my early evening in Lausanne, Switzerland...
Expat’s dilemma: Out of sight — and mind?
Expatriate assignments are often the hallmark of a senior global career on an upward trajectory. Indeed, many executives have gained valuable experience...
ARE THE SWISS REALLY THAT EFFICIENT?
Time and time again, travellers to Switzerland report back that Swiss efficiency truly does exist. But what exactly does it mean for a country to be efficient?
The problem with being a long-term expat
People on long-term foreign assignments often find it hard to adjust once they return home. Many leave their company within a few years, and some leave the country entirely.
Expat culture shock boomerangs in the office
Going abroad as an expat, you are often given time to settle in and adjust to the new culture. But returning home, expectations are different...
When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters
Some organizations will excite you. They’ll stimulate your success and growth. Others will be stressful.
They may lead you to quit before you’ve accomplished much or learned what you hoped to.
The 'hidden talent' that determines success
Imagine meeting someone for the first time who comes from a distant country but is fluent in your language. There may appear to be no immediate communication barrier
Games to Try and Games to Avoid for Multicultural Groups
Whilst playing games exists around the world, the same games may not exist in all countries. Content and rules may change and you may be surprised that playing the game you thought you knew may be a whole new experience.