We at Entrust place great value on understanding one’s cultural context and not making assumptions or imposing Western ideals. For anyone who has lived or may consider living cross-culturally, this article from Healthy Leaders addresses some great points along with a dose of humor. It is well worth the time to click and read on…
People who live cross-culturally for any significant portion of their lives are often duped.
When we first choose to live as foreigners we are prime for the suckering. We are wide-eyed and overflowing with enthusiasm. We soak up everything that Lonely Planet, Rosetta Stone and Wikipedia have to offer about our soon-to-be new home. In our zeal, we are prone to misgauging our own proficiency.
We are pumped . . . and ready . . . and oh so naive.
Set for swindling. Read more.