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Why Leaders Fail in the Global Workplace

I once had a very talented manager who led our US team to great success and accolade. We all loved working for her, and she was the darling of the local leadership team. At one point, she was provided with the opportunity to run a much bigger global piece of the business from our European headquarters that spanned 4 countries. We were so happy for her. But, after 8 months of struggling in this new role, she resigned and left…

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Expat Monica on Starting a Business in Argentina

This week’s article comes from Monica, an expat running her own business in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Who is Monica? Greetings! My name is Monica Ganley. I am a consultant, business owner, horse lover, and polo player currently residing in Buenos Aires. My abroad story began just over four years ago, when I moved to Argentina after finishing my MBA. I was inspired to go abroad by my many international classmates that I met while completing my masters. I witnessed them…

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Are You Mentally Flexible Enough To Live Abroad?

When I moved to Dubai, there were two types of people: those soaking up the local culture and committed to staying, and those living there physically but planning a hasty return to their homeland. Those not fully committed were all gone within a year. As it turns out, living abroad is more difficult than anticipated. What might initially seem exciting and exotic about an international destination can almost instantly turn into frustration and annoyance. This is especially true if there…

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Expat Sarah on Finding Her Calling in Southeast Asia

Today’s post comes from Sarah Jagger, CEO of Domestic Objects. Please introduce yourself! Who are you? I’m the Founder and CEO of Domestic Objects, a company focused on imaginative play for children. I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and had never lived anywhere else until my husband’s software company came into the picture. Steve (my husband) suggested one day that he thought it would be best for his business if we moved to Manila, Philippines. At first, I…

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Four Months & Four Cities | The Remote Experience

Who is Jillian & why did you want to go abroad? After working remotely for nearly three years at IBM, I was craving an experience that would take me outside of my comfort zone (as well as my 600 sq. foot apartment in Boston). I had considered relocating to a new city or switching jobs to pursue something in fitness and wellness, which is where my personal passion lies. Somewhere in the middle of this “soul searching” I came across…

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Rwanda Expat Brennan on Making the Move to Africa

Today’s post comes from Brennan. An American expat living in Rwanda. Please introduce yourself! Who is Brennan? Hi, I’m Brennan! Originally from Allen, Texas (a Dallas suburb), I grew up with country music and Friday night football. My parents always thought highly about educational travel and took my siblings and me to every American landmark and national park. While my family loves history, I loved the chance to be out and explore and take in new views. I think I always…

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