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Skills of the Future: The Best Expert Advice on Creativity

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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.

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

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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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Season’s Greetings!

We wish you and your families an inspiring New Year!  Hanneke and Aad  

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How to Lead Global Teams: One Powerful Tip for Westerners

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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…

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Mergers and Acquisitions: To Create Value We Need to Focus on People Aspects

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Let me make a bold statement: When it comes to mergers & acquisitions we spend approximately 75% of our energy in the pre-deal phase on financial, legal, and technical aspects to come to a deal, but when it comes to…

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How Successful Cross-Cultural Leaders Work

Cover of e-book The Cross-Cultural Compass presented on iPad and iPhone with picture of a compass.

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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Leadership: What is The Essence of Building Trust

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Being able to build trust is regarded as a crucial element of successful leadership. Especially in today’s globalized business world with its high rate of change and its cross-cultural challenges. But what is the essence of building trust? What does…

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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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The People Alignment Compass – Part 1

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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 hands-on and based on real life situations…

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