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
Our Guest Post on Switch & Shift: Nobody ever said that being a leader is simple. Certainly not in today’s world where changes seem to happen at the speed of light; where communication and collaboration are heavily impacted by new…Read More
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…Read More
When leading change, for instance in post merger integrations, leadership teams are very often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These can be corporate or national culture differences. Not dealing with these cultural differences effectively can have a serious impact on leadership…Read More
The story you are about to read is a real life story. A few years ago I participated in a management team meeting of John (not his real name) and his team. John’s company, a Fortune 100 business, had recently…Read More