In today's conversation, I speak with Chie Schuller of THK Manufacturing of America, where she is a leader in international relations and cross-cultural engagement with a focus on US-Japan relations. She shares insights from her long history of working as a "bridge" between Japan and the United States. We also discuss the importance of sharing cultural context in situations with potential miscommunication, emotional intelligence in the workplace, the importance of setting clear expectations in cross-cultural environments, and what the traditionally Japanese view of leadership as "parenting" has to do with management practices.
so-re-wa cho-tto mu-zu-ka-shi-i-de-su
literal meaning: "that is a little difficult"
real meaning: no
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