For many of us the thought of going somewhere new on a short notice might be quite daunting. There are so many things to plan, things to learn and figure out before going abroad for that one project. On top of all the logistics there’s usually also thinking about the business etiquette of the place […]
Have you ever really thought about the ways in which you describe yourself and your work? Have you ever thought about how you can adapt your presentation to get better results?
This August was all about reflecting and structuring how you think about planning your life abroad. Whether you are only planning your first abroad adventure or have lived abroad for a while now, the below steps can be helpful. If not now, then in a couple of months when you find yourself at a crossroads!
Sometimes we work towards something, towards one goal, this light in the tunnel, but then at some point we forget why we even started… Living abroad for a while might have been something you wanted to try for a long time. You might have been working towards it, planning your career and activities in a […]
Knowing where you get the energy from to learn about anything intercultural is super important. This can help you determine what arguments, methods and trackers to use when working on enhancing your cultural intelligence.
Right. You have nailed this new assignment, a job abroad or a place in an international team. You will be working with so many people from different cultures now! Oh gosh, that means you have to learn about all the cultures in the world now! Or, does it really?
People. Funny creatures… So many systems in our bodies working together to keep us going. So many interpersonal networks to help us grow and experience the world. So much time spent on watching motivational speeches, inventing things to make our lives easier. Yet even though we hear all of the below from many other people […]
Often in various business magazines and articles we hear about the acronym SMART. It relates to goals, that have to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (there are also other words that sometimes stand behind those letters, but the idea is generally the same). I used this model myself to structure many of my […]
So… you know where you’re going, and made a good start. You have your offer and the employer confirmed that they want you to join them in this new location next month. What do you need to do? What questions should you be asking to make sure everything is taken care of?
I would love to introduce you to James Meads, the founder of Live Work Germany. James is a native Brit from the Birmingham area, who moved to Germany in 2006 for a career opportunity and has experienced all kinds of ups and downs of living and working in Germany ever since! James agreed to share his […]