Publications

Understanding the Impact of Cultural Diversity

Individual and Organizational Best Practices

This exploratory study focused on the effects on perceived cultural differences at individual and at organizational levels. Surveys sent out to 68 individuals with the varying National/ethnic background of 10 different countries around the globe. Ethnic diversity of survey audience included countries such as Denmark, Turkey, China, Guatemala, India, Iran, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, Caribbean Islands and Ukraine. Responses received from 25 individuals out of 68.

Results suggested that there were not much difference as an experience between the levels of diversity encounter such as National or ethnic, Organizational or corporate, or Functions within an organization; gender differences or even dietary choices. Furthermore it became apparent that the observed differences are resulting losses when taken as a threat and valuable tool that enhancing creativity. And going through a diversity experience is an enhancing and transformational experience.

This research is highlighting the themes that contribute to negative perception and best practices that help overcome the negative perception. These themes can be utilized as training and coaching tools for the individuals and organizations as they face cultural diversity. This report also includes coaching methods and tools to turn cultural differences into a helpful and creative tool.

Full report can be downloaded here

Published January 28, 2013

UTD Coaching Journal

  • Journey to the right side
  • Will you move forward
Published 2011

Codependent No More

Dependency is an interesting subject. I observe it quite often during my coaching sessions…Interestingly enough; very independent persons can be very co-dependent. Coaches often require “seasoned” dependency lenses to see it…

My observations showed me that in some cultures the boundaries between the self and others, especially family and immediate community, is almost non-existent. This makes it very difficult for a child to learn where the self starts and ends. In fact, in some cultures it is almost discouraged to even consider identifying clear boundaries. Although one would think that this is less of an issue in Western Cultures compared to the Eastern ones, I see that differently during my coaching sessions and the interviews I’ve done across the cultural backgrounds.

Full article can be read here

Published June 08, 2015

Graduate Papers Library

Hyperlordosis of the Verdabrea

Anatomical Overview Hyperlordosis The normal spine has natural curves, namely, a thoracic kyphosis, a lumbar lordosis, and a cervical lordosis. Exaggeration of these normal alignments may result in hyperkyphosis (lameback) of the thoracic spine or hyperlordosis (swayback) of the lumbar spine. Spasm of the lumbar paraspinal muscles results in flattening of the usual lumbar lordosis. Inspection may reveal lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis) or an asymmetry in the paraspinal muscles, suggesting muscle spasm. Taut paraspinal muscles limit motion of the lumbar spine. Back pain of bony spine origin is often reproduced by palpation or percussion over the spinous process of the affected vertebrae.

Full report can be downloaded here

Published February 2008
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