Originally published on CareerShorts.com where Kimberly has been invited to contribute blogs periodically on global leadership and project management.
Did you know that there are 192 countries recognized by the United Nations and a total of 233 listed on Wikipedia? You may not even have heard of the smallest ones, some of which have less than 1000 people. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with human beings from over 50 countries during my career. Although I’ve discovered many fascinating differences among them, and many delightful common human traits worth celebrating, I’ve also unfortunately found that we share a couple of fundamental tendencies that get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals: