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About This Weeks Guestmadi sharma

Madi Sharma

Madi Sharma is an entrepreneur and a social capitalist. She’s a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, and living her life with one strict motto No Excuses!

Her tips to become more culturally competent are:

  1. Say “Thank You“. These simple words show a great deal of empathy and interest for what happens around you. In addition this leads to a show of respect to the person you’re addressing.
  2. Understand things from the other person’s perspective. If the other person or yourself say “No” to whatever, try to find out what’s behind this “No“. There is always a deeper meaning. Understanding the deeper meaning will help you understand the other culture better (and your own).
  3. Value diversity. Don’t be afraid of it, but see the added value in cultural differences.

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Chris Smit

I'm passionate about Cultural Difference. I have been helping organizations save time and money when they work Internationally for the last 19 years. I have had the fortunate opportunity to hold lectures, workshops, and consulting projects on this subject World Wide. It has made me understand my own culture much better, and appreciate the differences around the world.
I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
Thank you!

Chris Smit
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