The Importance Of Understanding Your Culture Before You Start To Listen To Other Cultures

In low context, “No” means no. “Yes” means yes. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I get to the point, and I am direct. High-context is less clear. Contextual is not only about what is said but how it is said….the tone, pitch, facial expressions, etc.

It is important to know your own culture before you can understand someone else’s culture. Today’s guest is Tom Verghese, a cross-cultural consultant. Tom expresses the importance of listening for meaning, what’s unsaid, and use of silence.

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The Leadership Journey

A few months ago I wrote about the “Hero, Hardship, Highlight” activity;(http://culturalsynergies.com/newsletter/issue75-11-17.html). This activity helps to facilitate the building of relationships, collaboration between team members and develop higher levels of trust within the team. This was an activity that was used at the Richmond Football club and I have used a modified version with various …

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