Medieval City Walls, Tractor Parades & Lots of Pictures

I fell in love with photography when I first lived in Germany more than 30 years ago. I was working for the German-American Public Affairs Office in Würzburg as a newspaper reporter and photographer. At the time, my press badge had my social security number on it. No...

Immersion Is the Best Way to Develop Foreign Language Skills

Two weeks. That’s how long I have been in Germany and how long it took before I woke from a dream where I — and everyone around me — spoke German. Interestingly, I had only been here a few days when I dreamed I was speaking French. It’s not the first time I’ve dreamed...

Five Reasons to Seek a Stretch Assignment Before You Feel Ready

In a recent discussion with a millennial on career development, the topic of stretch assignments came up. He expressed concern that he was “not ready” and feared making mistakes along the way. In the conversation that followed, I helped him understand why this was an...

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