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Our Top 5 Leadership Articles of 2016

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Find here the Top 5 leadership articles selected by our readers in 2016 In 2016 LeadershipWatch has again welcomed an amazing amount of readers, and we received lots of appreciation and nice reactions. Many thanks to you all! You are…

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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 global business teams. For instance East-West business teams in which people from cultures you know rather well need to collaborate with people from cultures you are less familiar with. This is a…

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Leading Change: We Need More Transparency

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When you are leading your business team through complex change your team’s success will to a large extent depend on the level of transparency you are able to establish. The power of transparency is often underestimated. The true meaning of…

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When East Meets West: Peter Hessler Shares His 3 Best Tips for 2016

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When the American journalist and writer Peter Hessler (Peter is staff writer at the New Yorker and contributing writer for the National Geographic) moved to China to teach and write, he discovered that things were almost diametrically opposed to what…

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The 10 Most Popular Articles on LeadershipWatch in 2015

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Find here the Top 10 articles selected by our readers over 2015 For the fourth year in a row LeadershipWatch has welcomed an amazing amount of new readers, and together they selected the top 10 most popular articles over 2015….

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Lessons for Leaders from China’s Lao Zi

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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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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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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: 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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Cross-Cultural Leadership: The One Secret Success Ingredient

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Do business leaders and HR departments pay sufficient attention to equipping people preparing for international assignments, as well as managers leading cross-cultural teams, with sound cross-cultural leadership skills? Research conducted at Dutch Neyenrode Business University suggests they don’t. And that’s…

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