Expert Panel

Focus on these things to succeed in International Management

Going into business is never an easy process. There are a lot of things you need to consider, such as choose a field, research rates of success in said field and also find the best angle for your business approach. Then you need to hire people to work...(more)

One of the main challenges of managing an international team is achieving unity and group cohesion in an environment that is cross-cultural. Add this to the constant pressure and frustration of leading a team and keeping everything in order, and you...(more)

Videoconferencing has made the world a smaller place, quite arguably, but with the ability to cross borders comes far more responsibility than ever before. Let’s take Bluejeans for example. With it you have the ability to accomplish a number of...(more)

As long as lion’s have no historians, the victors shall always be portrayed as humans.   I’m reflecting on the first half of the year. I’m trying to be more mindful about my life – personally and professionally. The...(more)

Our commercial world as we know it is becoming more and more interwoven; more and more global, and as a result we are coming more into contact with people, ideas and customs from different cultures. Due to this, workplaces are becoming more dynamic and...(more)

An international manager stands to gains so much in life, yet lets not forget how much he can also forsake!  When the going gets tough, or when a natural or man-made disaster strikes, what is it that really counts?     Three Examples of...(more)

How does your leadership approach change from country to country? Integration means to become a part of, and not to dominate, exclude or separate. Does your company consider the impact of cultural "norms" when making decisions over seas? Maybe they...(more)

By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion' Your current company has just offered you a most exciting corporate challenge indeed!  It’s one that will certainly stretch you and move you one step closer to your ultimate...(more)

By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion' According to Kouzes and Posner, credibility is the currency of leadership.  Credibility is ‘smelt and felt’ by all around you, and is mirrored in self-confidence and...(more)

By Debbie Nicol, Managing Director, 'business en motion" ‘Lost in Translation’ normally applies to a context of vocabulary and conversation.  It strikingly, and sometimes hilariously, results in misunderstandings, undesired outcomes...(more)

By Debbie Nicol, Founder, 'business en motion' & 'embers of the world' Change may be imposed or planned.  Planned change often happens in organizations, and can be effectively or ineffectively managed.  When effectively managed, it...(more)

By Debbie Nicol, Founder, 'business en motion' & 'embers of the world' Recently explaining Change Management to be the process which links the people to the new business performance, one keen listener asked ‘so if my hamburger chain stops...(more)

How do you mitigate differences in your multicultural work environment? Our business world has become more and more global over the years and will continue to do so.  There is a difference, however, between doing business with other cultures and...(more)


Have you ever made assumptions based on your own culture that led to embarrassing moments overseas?