the POWER of emPOWERment

the POWER of emPOWERment

Due to a rigorous study abroad schedule, I chose to maintain in my last years as a university professor, my last three wedding anniversaries have been spent in some really cool spots around the world. With a May 19th wedding date, Laura and I coincidentally celebrated...
Language Acquisition & Success Abroad

Language Acquisition & Success Abroad

The ability to clearly communicate on a daily basis is something most of us take for granted. Just imagine how difficult it must be to complete simple tasks, like grocery shopping or paying a phone bill, if one does not speak or understand a local language. But when...
Why is Leading Abroad SO HARD?

Why is Leading Abroad SO HARD?

So you’ve had a handful of successful runs in leadership. Not only are people responding to your leadership style, bringing exciting promotions and more responsibility. You have even read two of the latest books on leadership development and think you have a...
Are you Certain about Uncertainty?

Are you Certain about Uncertainty?

Managing Uncertainty Type A? If so, get ready to take some bulleted notes. Not type A? Feel free to skim these comments while checking Facebook and watching your favorite movie. The reality: managing uncertainty is tough, but if you are extremely Type A, uncertainty...
Openness: Key to Success Abroad

Openness: Key to Success Abroad

Most of us probably think we are open-minded. The irony should not be lost here in that we should be open to the possibility that we are wrong, or that there is simply another way to see this situation. I was raised in the U.S., in the Midwest, in a small town of...

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