Learning to Live With Uncertainty

Learning to Live With Uncertainty

Every one of us lives with uncertainty.  Some of it is self-induced, while other uncertainties come from elsewhere. COVID-19 is a wildly clear example of that.  It is an extreme version of uncertainty that has turned many of our lives upside down in a myriad of ways...

Keeping Asking Why?

We are experiencing unprecedented conflict in the world, in our own countries, and within our own communities, and much of this conflict is due to gaps in our understanding of each other. Gaps that create unreasonable expectations and biased judgments.  Individuals...
Exceptional Learners: Slow to Judge

Exceptional Learners: Slow to Judge

Exceptional people in our context are the best learners for several reasons.  We’ll talk about one of them in this post: being slow to judge. This context is one where those around us represent different beliefs, values, customs, and perspectives. Our...
Adapting In Diversity Starts With Your Beliefs

Adapting In Diversity Starts With Your Beliefs

When Mark Mendenhall and I did our original research that formed the basis for the Global Competency Inventory and the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale, we found something very interesting. Our research indicated that individuals adapted to diversity better who were...