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Can Resilience be Taught?

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In these time of relentless technological and business change, resilience is starting to receive renewed attention/ is climbing higher on the leadership agenda. Resilience encompasses the ability to recover quickly from setbacks, to respond positively to change, to see the…

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This Year’s 5 Most Read Articles on Leading Complex Change

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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…

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Skills for the Future: Break Patterns and Surprise Yourself, says Harvard’s Michael Puett

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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…

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7 Top Insights for Leading East-West Business Teams

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As business leader you are increasingly dealing with East-West business teams. Leading these teams effectively has a great impact on the success of companies in today’s business reality.

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6 Memorable Things I Learned in China

One Belt One Road (OBOR)

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…

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Lessons for Leaders from China’s Lao Zi

What ancient Chinese wisdom teaches today’s leaders in times of complex change. “Lao Zi was a native of Chu, a southern state in the Zhou dynasty. His surname was Li; his given name was Er, and he was also called…

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East and West Perceive Authority Differently. And It Affects Your Cross-Cultural Team

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When working with cross-cultural teams, especially teams where East meets West, team members can have very different perceptions of authority. Are you aware that these different perceptions affect the functioning of your team, and your role as a business leader?…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: Why Learning Chinese Business Etiquette is Not Enough

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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…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face

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Business leaders of multinational organizations are often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These differences can cause misunderstandings and awkward situations between people. Especially when people feel they are losing Face. Face – an Eastern concept most likened to the Western concept…

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