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Category: Cultural Integration


Leading Change in the 21st Century: 4 Myths About Cultural Change

These days cultural change is a topic that is high on the agenda of many corporate executives. It looks like almost each change initiative within companies is linked to changing its culture. Many leaders proclaim that the ability to change/adjust…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How Misinterpretations of Dishonesty Can Destroy Team Alignment

Sun Flower with the word Honesty

When leading change, for instance in post merger integrations, leadership teams are very often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These can be corporate or national culture differences. Not dealing with these cultural differences effectively can have a serious impact on leadership…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How Will China Influence The World?

City view on the Chinese city of Xian

Recently I had the pleasure to travel around in China for a few weeks. Visiting a fair deal of the country, north and south, the big cities and a part of the country side. I came back with a truck…

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Post Merger Integration: Cultural Alignment is a Prerequisite for Value Creation

LeadershipWatch Aad Boot

Post Merger Integration research over the past decades has shown that a great deal of mergers and acquisitions did not yield the desired value. Many surveys mention insufficient attention to the people and cultural aspects of the integration as one of the main causes of failure. Overlooking or underestimating the effect of cultural differences can seriously hinder the integration process and can destroy value. Read more …

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Leading Cross-Cultural Teams: How to Create Openness? (Part 2)

Two weeks ago I wrote a post about the importance of openness within teams. About how our perception of openness can vary much from culture to culture, and how this can seriously hinder teams from being successful. In ‘Leading Cross-Cultural…

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Leading Cross-Cultural Teams: How to Create Openness? (Part 1)

When you observe successful teams in action you witness that an atmosphere of openness is always one of the success factors that drive the team’s behavior and performance. But as we all have probably experienced a few times in our lives,…

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Cultural Alignment: 4 Communication Traits of Successful Leaders

Companies face the impact of a globalized market. New economies are emerging fast. Mergers and acquisitions are increasing. Traditional market positions of companies are challenged. As a result leaders are confronted more and more with new and different ways of…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Build Mutual Trust?

LeadershipWatch Aad Boot

Many companies operate in globalized markets, and leaders have to deal with cross-cultural differences. How do successful leaders create effective collaboration across organizations between members from different cultures? Read More …

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Post Merger Integration: Who is your Enemy?

My sons play baseball. They love the game and are both playing in the same team. It is a team of young kids between 11 and 14 years old and living in Brussels gives an extra flavor to their team;…

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Leading Cross-Cultural Teams: Do you Understand the Cultural Differences within your Team?

Creating people alignment is crucial to your business success. It always has been and always will be. But what does this mean in our current business environment where the globalization has spread like a fire? What is the impact on…

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