Moving abroad as we know is not an easy-peasy thing to do. We tend to underestimate especially the moves between the countries that on the surface seem similar (eg. Mediterranean countries batched together, or English-speaking countries like US, UK, Canada, Australia…, or Asian countries –can you even put all Asian countries into one category at […]
Chit-chat. A thing that surprised me a lot when I first moved to England. What is it, why it surprised me and how to master the chit-chat skill?
Long time no light post! I figured that for those of you who are interested to see some more of the UK than just London I’d tell you more about my trip to Canterbury. I recently went to this lovely little town in Kent, with a couple of my friends. I went with an expectation […]
In the previous post I was focusing on the negative aspects of living In London, outlining some of the more frequent complaints that various foreigners have when moving to this city. I sympathize with many of them as I either used to or am still complaining about certain aspects of the life here. However there […]
Inspired by a podcast I have recently found I decided to relate to the issues experienced when living in London and share some of my personal thoughts on the topic. The podcast was prepared by Luke from Luke’s English Podcast – a great resource for those of you wanting to practice British English, by the […]
I can’t stand it anymore! So often here I hear that Polish people keep whinging about everything, they make conversations out of it and so on. But how can we not? The UK weather is really not the best, the flats are so expensive here, tube is so crowded (and always broken! So please spend […]
I have been travelling quite a lot over the past couple of months. I’ve been mostly to countries where I don’t know the local language at all. Turkey, Austria, Italy, France, UK and my home country Poland. These were not long trips, just work or short holiday, but made me think about the influence of […]
Decision making process preferences differ not only culture to culture, but also individual to individual. It makes it quite a difficult one to adjust to when moving abroad and requires a lot of patience and understanding.
Imagine a situation where you are standing in the room full of people during a networking event. You have just moved to this new city and are looking to get some new professional connections, which could possibly result in business collaboration soon. How will you approach the others? How will you start a conversation? How […]
Leadership. A key to success in today’s business world. It seems like everyone knows what it means to be a leader, what skills to work on to be a better leader, how to work with people to be perceived as a good leader. But is it really?