Find here the top 5 most read articles on leading complex change and cross-cultural collaboration on LeadershipWatch in 2017. Enjoy! 1) Organizational Alignment: The Power of Cross-Organizational Networks What will the organizations of tomorrow look like? Will they still hold…Read More
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…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
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…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.
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…Read More
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…Read More