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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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Leadership: Do You Choose to Play in the Winners Zone or Not?

Our success, our feeling of accomplishment and our happiness, in our personal lives, as leaders, in our teams and in our businesses, it very much comes down to whether we ‘play to win’ or ‘play not to lose’. Are we…

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Leading Complex Change Programs: Stimulate People to Think Impact!

Over the past 25 years I have been involved in various complex change programs for companies in all kinds of markets and circumstances. But in the past years I have seen the world of Business Transformation, Program and Project Management change substantially. I will share my insights and highlight 3 vital elements that determine the success of change programs in today’s business reality. In this article I focus on the first element: Stimulate your people to think and communicate in terms of impact.

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How to Avoid 3 Big Collaboration Traps? Morten Hansen’s Book Helps

Collaboration across functions and company units has become a top priority for firms in the United States, Europe and Asia (read more here). And yet too many collaborative efforts fail. A whopping 75 percent of cross-company teams are currently dysfunctional,…

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Collaboration that Generates Results: 5 Articles with Interesting Tips

LeadershipWatch Article about collaboration, yellow pen on an article

Not so long ago, I was asked by a client to help with the rollout of a large corporate transformation program. One thing quickly became clear: producing tangible results will in large part depend on the quality of collaboration between…

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Leading Indian-Dutch Business Teams: 3 Insights that Help Create Results

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A couple of weeks ago, I advised and facilitated newly formed Indian-Dutch business teams – this in the context of a recent acquisition of a Dutch and very innovative SME by an Indian multinational in the pharmaceutical sector. I (myself…

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Why Collaboration Is a Top Concern for Every Leader

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A lack of cross-organizational collaboration can seriously hinder a company to execute its strategy successfully. How to make sure your organization is fast and flexible enough, that people and units align and combine their efforts quickly enough, that results are achieved? Read more about how to improve collaboration …

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4 Tips to Make Your Team Embrace Accountability

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Accountability is a crucial ingredient of successful collaboration, and it is often underestimated. Read here 4 valuable tips to make your team embrace accountability …

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How Abraham Lincoln Mastered Collaboration: 4 Key Elements

Abraham Lincoln statue in the Lincoln Memorial in Washongton DC

Do executive leaders always have a clear idea of what powerful collaboration looks like? Do they always understand what it takes to build high-quality, result-focused collaboration between and across teams? What can we learn from Abraham Lincoln when it comes to collaboration? Read more …

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Create People Alignment (Part 3)

This series is about people alignment as a crucial competence for today’s leaders. Especially in a globalized world, where cross-cultural and multinational challenges are becoming more and more a normal part of the leader’s job. Successful leaders create people alignment…

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