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Category: Business Transformation


3 Good Reasons For Boosting Your Cross-Cultural Leadership

Cross Cultural Compass Quote

Why is cross-cultural leadership getting so much attention? Why is it important for today’s leaders to develop their cross-cultural effectiveness? Let me tell you a story.  It starts on a hot summer day in 2001 when the managing director of…

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Leadership: What is The Essence of Building Trust

Being able to build trust is regarded as a crucial element of successful leadership. Especially in today’s globalized business world with its high rate of change and its cross-cultural challenges. But what is the essence of building trust? What does…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face

Losing Face, Smiley

Business leaders of multinational organizations are often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These differences can cause misunderstandings and awkward situations between people. Especially when people feel they are losing Face. Face – an Eastern concept most likened to the Western concept…

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6 Contrarian Reasons Why You’re Lucky to Be a Leader Today

Our Guest Post on Switch & Shift: Nobody ever said that being a leader is simple. Certainly not in today’s world where changes seem to happen at the speed of light; where communication and collaboration are heavily impacted by new…

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Leiding geven aan interculturele teams: Begrijp je de cultuurverschillen binnen jouw team?

This is a Dutch translation of a previously published Leadershipwatch article on how to deal with cross-cultural differences within your team. Click to read original article. Voor leidinggevenden is het vermogen om mensen op één lijn te krijgen, om mensen te…

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Sustainable Change: Know How to Handle Complexity Across Cultures

Clocks showing the time

Business leaders of today face a high level of complexity. Globalization, technological evolutions, market shifts, an increased pace of change. These have changed the business landscape. Business environments are more cross-cultural now than ever before. Cultural differences are changing working…

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Creating Team Alignment: Team Development Initiatives Should Fit Today’s Business Reality

Team Alignment Brochure

One of the things our work with multinational companies has taught us is the growing importance of cross-team collaboration. For 21st century businesses it has become a vital prerequisite for building success. And this has an impact on the team…

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Verandermanagement: Waarom het aligneren van mensen cruciaal is voor zij die veranderingen leiden

Puzzle pieces, leading change

This is a Dutch translation of a previously published Leadershipwatch article on the importance of people alignment, especially for those who lead change. Click to read original article.   ‘We hadden een duidelijke strategie uitgezet, maar ik zie nog steeds geen…

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Organizational Alignment: The Power of Cross-Organizational Networks

Network of people

How do organizations deal with the changes in today’s business environment? How do they keep up with the pace of change, let alone get ahead of it? How do they innovate and stay competitive? How do they increase their adaptability?…

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Leading Multinational Companies: The Difference between Execution versus Action

Globe

Some time ago this executive team contacted me. They were dealing with important market changes that affected their business. There was an urgent need for change in the organization and they had defined a set of strategic objectives that would…

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