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Articles

An exploration of different cultural approaches to trust.

Trust: Overlooked and Undervalued, by Emily Braucher, MA, MA. Featured on Devex.com

Simple tips for effective collaboration.

The Blindest Blind Spot: What Effective Collaboration Lacks, by Emily Braucher, MA, MA. Featured on Devex.com.

What happens to the brain when we put relationships first.

The (relationship) Science of Being Human: Powerful Insights from a Leading Expert, by Daniel Siegal, PhD. Featured on RelationshipsFirst.com

Comprehensive report on the impact of cross-cultural training for international businesses.

Competing Across Borders: How Culture and Communication Barriers Affect Business, by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Featured in The Economist.

An overview of how culture and communication patterns affect our ability to have intercultural dialogue.

UNESDOC Intercultural Dialogue, by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Ex-pats explain how cultural awareness training can decrease your stress and increase your resilience abroad.

Expat Angst: 4 Expats Reveal Cultural Surprises, by Andrea Murad. Featured on BBC.com

Connects supporting your employees’ resilience and the bottom line.

The Vital Link Between Resilience and Your Bottom Line, by Jan Bruce. Featured in Forbes.

An exploration of the neurology behind why it is so powerful when someone normalizes and affirms your emotional experience. This is also a great way to help people become more willing to talk instead of fight.

A Little Science: How The Brain Goes From “No” to “Yes, Mark Goulston, Psychiatrist. Blog.

Webinars

Explore some common pitfalls of international collaboration efforts and see how your cultural perspective my have fed into miscommunication.

Navigating Cross-Cultural Differences on International Development Projects, by Emily Braucher. Featured on Engineering for Change.

TEDTalks

Explore why talking about race is closely tied to our ideas of perfectionism.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race, by Jay Smooth. Featured on TedEx Hampshire College.

Cultural expert examines universal human (business) dilemmas and how culture influences the way we respond to them. 

Riding The Waves of Culture, by Fons Trompenaars. Featured on TEDEx Amsterdam.

Pod Casts

Insights into how teacher’s beliefs, culture or otherwise, will affect the classroom.

Teachers Expectations Can Influence How Students Learn, Featured on National Public Radio.

Videos

This is the type of economic tragedy that can happen when we don’t critically examine the long-term impact of aid before we enter a community.

Eggs in Rwanda, Peter Greer.

Interview on why self-awareness is a vital ingredient in international development

In Building Trust, Self Awareness is Key, Interview on Devex.com with Emily Braucher

Powerful presentation on where “mindlessness” usually takes us, and the opportunity of mindfulness.

Mindfulness Over Matter, by Ellen Langer. Featured on PopTech.

Funny stand up comedy bit that explains why reverse racism can’t exist.

Fear of a Brown Planet, by Aamer Rahman.

Great short animated video on the waves of culture shock.

The Expat Curve, by Living Institute

Books

A classic conflict resolution book for good reason, Getting to Yes will teach you 4 principles of negotiation you can use anywhere. This is the book that introduced the idea of a “win-win” to the world. 

Getting to Yes, by Robert Fisher, William Ury & Bruce Patton

Free Tools

Free Language Instruction

Doulingo

Project Implicit (Harvard University)  tests your implicit social associations with race, gender, sexual orientation and more. 

Project Implicit

Free smart phone app that helps you identify probable cultural values and behaviors around the world. 

Culture Compass

Byron Katie’s “Work” is a brilliant tool to help you get really honest with yourself by examining  your judgments of other people.

The Work