What are the key skills for the future? In our special multi-part series, experts share valuable and surprising insights we can use to build tomorrow’s world. In this part Harvard professor Michael Puett explains the skill of breaking patterns and…Read More
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…Read More
By 2020, creativity will be one of the top 3 skills anyone who wants to be successful in the economy of the future will need, according to the Future of Jobs report. We looked for the best expert advice on creativity – and found it.Read More
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?Read More
How to lead cross-cultural teams, particularly teams where East meets West? What are concrete things you can do to help your global team in real-life business situations? This was the topic of my recent keynote at SIETAR Europa’s congress in…Read More
Business leaders do not often take the time to read (e)books. Are they making a mistake? Why do great leaders read books? “Each employee is required to read one recommended book per year.” Here is what Chinese business tycoon Wang…Read More
Do executive leaders always have a clear idea of what powerful collaboration looks like? Do they always understand what it takes to build high-quality, result-focused collaboration between and across teams? What can we learn from Abraham Lincoln when it comes to collaboration? Read more …Read More
Do you want to be successful in doing business with the Chinese? Do you want to build lasting relationships? Then understand why learning Chinese business etiquette will be important, but not enough. Your company is looking for a Chinese business…Read More
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,…Read More
How to Boost Your Cross-Cultural Leadership Skills.
Learning to understand and getting comfortable with the deeper level of a culture that is not your own requires a certain mindset. A mindset that can significantly improve your effectiveness in cross-cultural settings.