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Hidden Rules of Culture

If you are an American who has taken an assignment in another part of the world, you may be unaware of the rules that govern how people interact in that culture. That lack of awareness could lead to serious misunderstandings and even sabotage the launch of an important international project. As a missionary in Uruguay and Argentina, I fell prey to these cultural traps myself. I have also observed how Americans in general sometimes seem…

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Adapt Leadership Style to Cultural Context

The days of Mom and Pop businesses that catered to people who looked, felt, thought, and talked the same as Mom and Pop are over. Ethnic diversity has reached even the most remote and isolated regions of our nation. In what ways are you preparing to build a successful enterprise in the midst of this diversity? I don’t lament this reality and long for the days when everyone was like me. I rejoice and stand…

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  • James 1:2-3 January 20, 2020
    “[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
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