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Category: High Performance Teams


How to Spot (a Lack of) Alignment during Team Meetings

Successful teams act out of a common focus, a sense of direction, and team members ‘own’ decisions as if they were their own. But reaching and maintaining this state takes conscious effort. Even in the best teams team members can…

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Building Successful Teams by Reaching Beyond Agreement

Building successful teams by reaching beyond agreement, and creating an alignment focus

Successful teams are not interested in trying to find out ‘who is right’ and ‘who is wrong’. They are not really keen on reaching ‘agreement’. They aim for more. Why? Because they understand that people are complex creatures. We all…

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Building Successful Teams by Making Sure you are Communicating on the Same Scale

Building successful teams by paying attention to communicating on the same scale

Team meetings often go wrong when we communicate on different scales without being aware of it. Successful teams recognize this and by doing so they prevent time consuming and exhausting discussions. “If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or…

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Leading Change: How Slowing Down Can Help You to Make Progress

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Teams that ceaselessly expand their limits can start showing signals of demotivation and decreasing trust in the team’s success if they do not take the time to consciously experience and embed the results achieved.

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7 Top Insights for Leading East-West Business Teams

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As business leader you are increasingly dealing with East-West business teams. Leading these teams effectively has a great impact on the success of companies in today’s business reality.

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The Essence of Successful Executive Teams

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“It is not in good times that you see the value of team alignment, but in difficult times,” Aad says. “Teams that manage to navigate successfully through difficult situations, that face disruptive changes and find answers, that manage to inspire the organization despite the uncertain and complex changes it has ahead.”

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Strategy Execution: Get Collaboration Right!

To execute your business strategy successfully and keep programs on schedule, supporting people to get collaboration right is just as important as good planning. Have you really thought this through? In today’s turbulent business environment, where companies and organizations are…

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3 Rules of Thumb for Building Smart Cross-Company Networks

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How well do people in your company work together across organizational units?  Is your company structure rather hierarchical and formal or does it stimulate people to create cross-company networks? Are people able to collaborate effectively with people working in different…

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Leading Change: 3 Misconceptions about Successful Collaboration

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Are you leading change? Do you believe in the importance of a collaborative culture in your company? Do you want to encourage successful collaboration between people and teams across organization units, even across companies? Let me share a few considerations,…

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Building Your Executive Team: 3 Valuable Lessons from Andrew Carnegie

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“Here lies a man who knew to enlist in his service better men than himself.” This is how Andrew Carnegie, the (Scotland-born) U.S. steel magnate who gave away the vast majority of his fortune, wanted people to remember him. (Among…

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