Global Business Professor’s latest audio interview, “Intercultural Business Skills in Japan” features Brian Szepkouski, senior consultant at Berlitz. He has been with the company for 20 years.
In the 17-minute audio interview, Szepkouski discusses and answers these questions:
- What is the decision-making process in corporate Japan?
- What is the salient feature to remember when doing business with Japanese clients/customers?
- Is it true what many people say about Japanese people being polite? How so?
- How do most Japanese people perceive themselves personally? And as a citizen of the world’s third-largest economy?
Szepkouski is an authority on intercultural communications, international executive development and strategic planning for global business expansion. Capitalizing on his extensive global experience, he provides consulting and coaching to global team leaders as well as executives facing the challenges of understanding and working effectively in a new culture.
Szepkouski says he has a passion for inspiring individuals and organizations to manage, leverage and profit from the changes associated with various business cycles. With his experience in assessments and talent selection, Szepkouski has partnered with organizations to identify and develop high-potential employees and future leaders.
Szepkouski is the co-author of the book “BUSINESS PASSPORT TO JAPAN” – Updated & Revised Edition by Stonebridge Press, Berkeley, California.