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Year End Connect: 12/28/23 ~ Across cultures, more deeply

Greetings and Happy Holidays

As we ring out the old year in the coming days, I thought we could both look back and then look forward, with a focus on going ever more deeply across cultures. For the past 3 years, I have sent a year end Connect [*], each of which did this ‘back & forth’ in a different way. In this context, today’s brief journey together ties up (into a neat package!) our Global SKILLs 3D Dynamics Model and PROACTive Framework. [**]

Going ever more deeply, to me, means many things. It can, for example, involve lingering in any given space and using all 5 senses: looking around and seeing the endless kaleidoscope of cultural differences; stopping to smell the roses; listening and really hearing what’s going on and being said; reaching out and touching things - and lives; tasting everything which others enjoy - at least just once!

Going more deeply across cultures also includes really getting engaged with my surroundings - socially, economically, politically, art-fully, scientifically! Seeing and interacting beyond the surface individually and in community - for ALL the people, the places, the ideas, the innovations, the challenges, the dynamics.

Using the 3 dimensions of 3D Dynamics and all 6 components of our PROACTive Framework (see details below in Notes), going ever more deeply becomes not only possible…but positively exciting and inspiring! 

Using the 3 dimensions of 3D Dynamics and all 6 components of our PROACTive Framework (see details below in Notes), going ever more deeply becomes not only possible…but positively exciting and inspiring! 

I have been reflecting this past year on how “still waters run deep” and I think this has a perfect application to end 2023 and look to 2024! Within every space where you might think all you are looking at are still waters, recognizing and exploring the depths below and beyond will always open up new frontiers. And doing this as we live and work and play across cultures will lead us to discover endless ways to ‘go ever more deeply’!

How about you ~ what’s one ‘more deeply’ step you’d like to take this very day?

Share about that with a friend or note it here. 

And check out the Global SKILLs LINKs below for other more deeply suggestions.

Thanks for being part of this Connect community.

Until next week - and…see you next year!!



Check out the previous 3 Year End Connects (see Note below, and then wander through other Connects which catch your attention - going ever more deeply! 


[*] Previous Year End Connect posts: 12/30/20, see you next year; 12/29/21 - legacies; 12/28/22 be bulai-back & forth (you can find these by scrolling down here to the date posted)   

[**] Through my business Global SKILLs and several partner subsidiaries I offer unique cross-cultural consulting and training including:

3 Dimensional Dynamics Model: 

1st dimension = HOME ; 2nd dimension = HOST ; 3rd dimension = HARBOR) 

PROACTive Framework:                                                                                                  

PRO = PROfile, PROcess, PROgram

ACT = Application, Collaboration and Transformation

~ contact me for more information on this model and these strategies and how you might use them in your current programming: 

2023 ~  Celebrating 40+ years of working in 

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