Category: Team Work

Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Stimulate Your Asian Team Members to Speak Up?

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In global teams, team effectiveness is not only impacted by personal (people’s characters and temperament) and organizational (level of team alignment from the start) elements. There are important cultural elements at play as well. Cultural elements that can, if not understood and properly addressed, quickly lead to frustration and ineffective teams.

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A Powerful Story about Team Diversity: The Philips Founding Fathers

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This is an episode of the LeadershipWatch Series: How to collaborate across divisions, companies and cultures and achieve your goals? Follow the LeadershipWatch Series and learn from the best experts out there.

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Why Collaboration Is a Top Concern for Every Leader

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A lack of cross-organizational collaboration can seriously hinder a company to execute its strategy successfully. How to make sure your organization is fast and flexible enough, that people and units align and combine their efforts quickly enough, that results are achieved? Read more about how to improve collaboration …

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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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Creating Team Alignment: Team Development Initiatives Should Fit Today’s Business Reality

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One of the things our work with multinational companies has taught us is the growing importance of cross-team collaboration. For 21st century businesses it has become a vital prerequisite for building success. And this has an impact on the team…

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Organizational Alignment: The Power of Cross-Organizational Networks

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How do organizations deal with the changes in today’s business environment? How do they keep up with the pace of change, let alone get ahead of it? How do they innovate and stay competitive? How do they increase their adaptability?…

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Team Alignment: What if Your Team is Stuck?

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Do you recognize this situation? A team is confronted with an important problem, and it has to tackle it. All team members are actively discussing and debating the problem, trying to come up with a proper solution. Everybody shares a…

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Executive Team Alignment: The Power of Team Coaching

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‘We should have had this discussion a long time ago. It would have saved us a lot of time and a lot of useless frustration.’ This was the feedback I received from executives during an executive team alignment session I…

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How Does Your Team Make Decisions?

The People Alignment Compass – Part 2 A leaders’ guide to mastering the Essence of People Alignment in today’s business reality. The People Alignment Compass articles provide tips and insights on how leaders can create people alignment. The checklists are…

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Leading Multinational Companies: Three Significant Changes in the Role of Senior Leaders

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In working with multinational companies we see three specific changes that affect the role of senior leaders. Three changes that require special attention and sometimes even a fundamental mind shift. Read more …

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