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Big Data and Algorithms Need Our Moral Compass. Here’s Why.

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning are increasing the Need for our Moral Compass. Article on LeadershipWatch.

Big data and complex algorithms are all around us. Machines are getting smarter by the day. They can help us make better decisions. Make our lives easier. But is machine intelligence always right? Big data and computer algorithms are all…

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7 Top Insights for Leading East-West Business Teams

Singapore skyline, Asian Business Teams

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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Why Curiosity is a Key Business Attitude for the Future

Leadership Quote by HRS Business Transformation Services

Curiosity is more than just a nice to have in today’s business context. It is essential to successfully navigate the rapid technological changes coming our way. For instance for my current client, a large retail company, which is facing significant…

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6 Memorable Things I Learned in China

One Belt One Road (OBOR)

This summer I traveled to Beijing and Ningxia, thanks to the China Unlimited contest organized by the China EU Mission. I had hoped to learn more about China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative reviving the old silk roads (because it…

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Why the Open Mind Always Outperforms the Closed One

Blosseming tree in Tuscany landscape with bright red, green, and yellow colors

People confronted with the fast changes in our sometimes chaotic and uncertain world can have the reflex to close themselves off to the unknown. Consciously or subconsciously they adopt a closed mind. When we do it collectively this closeness can…

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Leadership: Do You Choose to Play in the Winners Zone or Not?

Our success, our feeling of accomplishment and our happiness, in our personal lives, as leaders, in our teams and in our businesses, it very much comes down to whether we ‘play to win’ or ‘play not to lose’. Are we…

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Leading Change: The 4 Levels of Ownership

Four-Leaf Clover on Wooden Table, Ownership

We all know that when people feel responsible and take ownership of a change process it drastically increases the success rate. But did you know that ownership has 4 levels? Four levels that will have a different impact on the…

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Leading Change: We Need More Transparency

Leading Change, We need more Transparency: drops of water on a green leaf against a green background

When you are leading your business team through complex change your team’s success will to a large extent depend on the level of transparency you are able to establish. The power of transparency is often underestimated. The true meaning of…

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Leadership Introspection: The Only Person You Can Actually Change Is Yourself

Leader meditating on a mountain top in the sun

Many change initiatives fail because people are not willing or not able to follow the new direction. A huge amount of energy goes into trying to convince, motivate, encourage, stimulate, or force people to follow the change. And often only with mediocre results! What are we missing?

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When East Meets West: Peter Hessler Shares His 3 Best Tips for 2016

Chinese Gate at the Tiananmen square in Beijing

When the American journalist and writer Peter Hessler (Peter is staff writer at the New Yorker and contributing writer for the National Geographic) moved to China to teach and write, he discovered that things were almost diametrically opposed to what…

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