Hot Links To Learning – Cultural Diversity

Happy Waitangi Day, Thaipoosam Cavadee, and Independance Day!

In this week’s Hot Links To Learning we chose to share some snippets of celebrations as they happened across the globe this week. We like to acknowledge events across all cultures and celebrate diversity, so we’ll be sharing with you some events each week from the multicultural calendar.

We have also collated some interesting articles on several subjects, one of which shines a light on various views that expats have towards Australian habits, plus 2 videos that relate to multicultural subjects.

The additional articles offer insights into interesting subjects in regards to professional development. They provide tips on how to retain learned knowledge for longer, and what expressions you shouldavoid using in the workplace, if you want to work with others in a more effective way.

Part of these expressions relate to giving and receiving feedback at work, and at Southern Cross Coaching & Development we provide training in how to appropriately and respectfully provide feedback to your co-workers. We also offer a range of other professional & personal development courses.

Give us a call on 02 7901 5618 or reply to this email to talk through your requirements, and see how we can tailor a program for you.

This week’s Hot Links to Learning


10 Ways to Retain More of What You Learn – Marianne Stenger, freelance Journalist, presents several helpful tools that can be used to help you retain new information better and longer.

Learning tips

24 things expats find surprising about Australian working culture – As opposed to us looking into multicultural habits and celebrations, it is interesting to see what expats see as differrent in our business culture:

Australian business habits

12 Things you should never say at work – A colorful infographic with a few communication expressions that are easy to say, but might not be so smart to use…:

12 Things you should never say at work


We love our Lamb ad 2017 – a short video advert which cleverly incorporates history and acknowledges the original people of Australia in a entertaining celebratory video:

We love our lamb

How Culture Drives Behaviours – Julien S.Bourrelle argues how we see the World through cultural glasses. By changing the glasses you can change the way you interpret the World:

How Culture Drives Behaviours

How do you see through your cultural glasses?


Waitangi Day (New Zealand) -This day commemorates the signing of a treaty at Waitangi on 6th February 1840 by a group of Maori chiefs and the British Government. It honours the rights of the British Crown and that of the Maori people which is now in the process of being reclaimed (Division of Diversity and Inclusion 2017).

Waitangi Day info

Thaipoosam Cavadee (India, Mauritius) – Celebrated by Hindus of Tamil origin in honour of Kartikeya, Granter of Wishes, and the second son of Shiva. Devotees with their tongues, cheeks and body pierced with needles, hooks and skewers, dance their way trance-like to the temple carrying the ‘Cavadee’ – a wooden arch covered with flowers with a pot of milk at each end of its base (Division of Diversity and Inclusion 2017).

Thaipoosam Cavadee info

Indepedence Day (Grenada) – is celebrated with parades and ceremonies to commemorate Grenada’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. The 42nd anniversary was in 2016 (Wikipedia 2016).

Independence Day (Grenada) info

We hope this week’s links add to your learning, and provide informative articles to help you to continuously learn and grow!

Here at Southern Cross Coaching & Development we constantly receive and/or see interesting articles, blogs, talks, and information about the different approaches, trends, and news in regards to leadership/personal/professional development and growth that explore the subjects we are all passionate about: Leadership, Personal and Professional Development, Individual Growth, Neuroscience, and Coaching.

We’ve decided to take the time to curate an exciting selection of links to specific articles, books and videos that we know will add value and feed your passion. It saves you time, and like you, we love sharing our passion for these ground-breaking topics.

We are always open to new thinking and we’re keen to learn along with you… So please send anything, links, articles, suggestions for discussion, anything you think will inspire us and our growing community.

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