Appendix: Success Stories of People Working and Collaborating Around the Globe

These stories, as with the many short stories in this book, help us to identify the steps taken by others in their attempts to bridge cultural and linguistic divides. The first step to successfully integrating cultures in our everyday lives is assessing our values. When what we consider valuable in our life’s journey becomes clear, we can more purposefully illustrate our values through behavior. If we can clearly define where we are headed and what we want in the bigger picture of life, we can build deeper relationships, based on trust and reliability. Self-awareness makes us more adaptive; when we know our strengths, we become better prepared for the ups and downs ...

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