The Culture Essentials section gives you important building blocks for becoming the Global You: an understanding of culture and how to navigate cross-cultural relationships with a spirit of open-mindedness and curiosity. This is a must-read collection of models and advice that will help you hit the ground running on the path to becoming a culture whiz! To truly maximize your international experiences and understanding of global issues, having a grasp of culture (your own and others) is a must. Enjoy.
- Know thyself! You'll find references to this key piece of advice over and over again. An awareness of your own cultural paradigm is crucial when it comes to connecting across boundaries. We all have a unique cultural upbringing that impacts our values, approach to work and sense of self. Study your culture objectively and you'll be amazed by what you learn.
- Culture encompasses everything: There are multiple layers buried within the simple word "culture". The term relates to everything from the most visible elements in a society (i.e. food, music, language, architecture) all the way down to the most...