About This Weeks Guest
In This Article
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:
- 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.
- 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).
- Value diversity. Don’t be afraid of it, but see the added value in cultural differences.
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I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
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