I’ll admit that most of my professional connections reside in the United States. But I also spend some time intentionally connecting with people in other countries and on other continents. This allows me to see what assumptions I might be making from within my own cultural frame of reference. It also exposes me to completely different ways of thinking. As you expand your reach, don’t be afraid of crossing national borders or even language barriers. There are plenty of free, online translation services to help you build foreign connections.
About Amy C. Waninger
Amy C. Waninger works with organizations that want to build leadership bench strength from a diverse talent population. She is the author of numerous books, including "Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career." Amy is a Certified Diversity Professional, a Professional Member of National Speakers Association, a Certified Virtual Presenter, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Her other credentials include two degrees from Indiana University and a "World’s Best Mom" coffee mug.