How to Skyrocket Your Communication Skills to Irresistible Levels
You can’t expect negotiations with the French to be like negotiations with Americans, and the same holds true for every culture around the world.
British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, “When Cultures Collide,” which is now in a third edition.
His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.
Although cultural generalizations can be overly reductive, Lewis, who speaks 10 languages, insists it can be done fairly.
“Determining national characteristics is treading a minefield of inaccurate assessment and surprising exception.
There is, however, such a thing as a national norm,” he writes.
“How to Skyrocket Your Communication Skills” SlideShare presentation we made thanks to CrossCuture negotiating with people around the world.
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