3 Steps Helping You to Deal With Your Own Ethnocentrism

We are all affected by ethnocentrism. We simply can’t avoid it. And it doesn’t make sense to deny it. Ethnocentrism means that when we are looking at the behavioral patterns and beliefs from another culture, we are judging them based on the standards of our own cultural conditioning. One simple example I have come across again and again are German…

Why Our Current Beliefs Are Not a True Reflection of Who We Are

What makes up our identity? Is it our innate character traits? Our attitudes? Personality? Opinions? Habits of thought? Values? Beliefs? Ideas? Skills? My answer is: all of these. In fact, there are probably some more factors that I have forgotten to list up here. The important point to make here is that in the end, our identity is a mixture…

Two Dangerous Beliefs That Will Make You Less Adaptable

Interestingly, the fact that someone is highly successful in their country of origin often does not mean that he or she will do well in a foreign environment. A manager who is very well respected by his or her Dutch peers for having a very down-to-earth, and trusting leadership style may find that upon moving to Latin America, his subordinates…