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Frank Garten is an expert on intercultural communication and management. As the Author of several books and a popular speaker and trainer, he knows the best communication starts with you.
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Frank Garten has worked in technical, commercial and general management positions in Philips and NXP, gaining practical insight into cooperation between people from different cultural backgrounds. He has traveled extensively in most business cultures of the world, and experienced what works and what doesn’t in phone conferences, meetings, change projects and negotiations.
Frank has been working for the last 8 years as an independent consultant, and gives lectures and workshops on topics such as cultural diversity, cross-cultural cooperation, communication & influencing and personal leadership. By combining his sound theoretical basis from his PhD with his own experience, Frank’s talks and lectures notably stand out for their focus on what to do practically. Should you copy your superiors on an email? Do you present conclusions first or last in a talk? Should you act confidently or with modesty in first interactions with colleagues, suppliers, clients and partners from across the world?
Frank frequently speaks and runs seminars and workshops across the world. He has done intercultural training for companies such as NXP Semiconductors, Borealis, Flint, ABN-AMRO, Philips, KBC Bank, Schenker, TMC, Ernst & Young, Omron, Frames, Damco and many others. Frank is a lively speaker, and searches for interaction with his audience, not hesitating to let them look in the mirror and confront them with their own cultural preconceptions.
An important and relevant topic to discuss. In this keynote Frank Garten presents an overview of cultural differences and how these play up in a business context. He includes lots of funny anecdotes and examples that will make you laugh but also learn and reflect.
The topic of diversity seems to be one of the most popular topics when speaking of culture. It can be hard to experience change, as our brains are unconsciously hard-wired against other ways-of-working. In this engaging keynote Frank provides plenty of examples, striking statistics and funny anecdotes, but also the message: Stop talking about diversity. We must learn to love the differences between people instead.
This keynote is quite new, and Frank Garten is currently doing research as well as writing a book on the topics. What does is take to be a successful leader? And how does the brain even work? One thing is clear: Leadership is not learned through a book: It’s a complex discipline and a result of thinking fast and slow and understanding your brain.
In the business world communication is key. Good communication is even better. Through thousands of emails, quick phone calls and social media our communication is often superficial, and it doesn’t always address what really needs to be said. We either want to avoid conflict or we just don’t know the true message of what we’re saying. What we need is a crystal-clear, open and transparent dialogue where we can resolve sensitive issues as well. This engaging keynote includes practical tips and funny examples you’ll probably recognize.
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