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Category: Leadership Development


How to Avoid 3 Big Collaboration Traps? Morten Hansen’s Book Helps

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Collaboration across functions and company units has become a top priority for firms in the United States, Europe and Asia (read more here). And yet too many collaborative efforts fail. A whopping 75 percent of cross-company teams are currently dysfunctional,…

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What Western Business Leaders Learn in China

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The Chinese learn from us more quickly than we learn from them. Let’s reverse the situation, and use working with Chinese people to our advantage. Jack Ma founder and chairman of the successful Alibaba Group, discovered the power of e-commerce…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: The One Secret Success Ingredient

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Do business leaders and HR departments pay sufficient attention to equipping people preparing for international assignments, as well as managers leading cross-cultural teams, with sound cross-cultural leadership skills? Research conducted at Dutch Neyenrode Business University suggests they don’t. And that’s…

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Strategy Execution: Why It Often Fails

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A senior executive recently shared with me: “I have been explaining our new strategy for months, and last week in a leadership meeting I got astonishing feedback. The main message was ‘we have no clue where we’re going with our…

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4 Tips to Make Your Team Embrace Accountability

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Accountability is a crucial ingredient of successful collaboration, and it is often underestimated. Read here 4 valuable tips to make your team embrace accountability …

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How Successful Cross-Cultural Leaders Work

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Download Your Personal Guide to How Successful Cross-Cultural Leaders Work: The Cross-Cultural Compass.
Filled with Practical Tips and Real-life Stories. A Multi-Media Handbook (text, podcasts, visuals) that You Can Use on All Your Devices.

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3 Good Reasons For Boosting Your Cross-Cultural Leadership

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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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Leading Change: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision

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In today’s business reality the level of complexity and the increased rate of change cause challenges for many leaders. Motivating people to change direction, building new strategies, transforming business models, and adopting new ways of collaboration. Quite a job! Especially…

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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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Leading Multinational Companies: The Difference between Execution versus Action

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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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