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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Create People Alignment (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series I wrote about the importance of 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…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Create People Alignment (Part 1)

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Today’s and tomorrow’s leaders are more and more facing cross-cultural challenges caused by globalization, emerging economies and new markets. How to notice differences in cultures? How to understand their impact on people behavior and performance? How to avoid cross-cultural friction…

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Leading Multinational Companies: Three Significant Changes in the Role of Senior Leaders

Multinational companies

In working with multinational companies we see three specific changes that affect the role of senior leaders. Three changes that require special attention and sometimes even a fundamental mind shift. Read more …

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Leading Innovation: Why Executives Should Stimulate People to Make (Better) Mistakes

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A while ago I was working with a senior executive team. The team was leading a global division and was facing a complex change that involved four continents. They organized a session together to align as a team on the…

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Leading Change in the 21st Century: 4 Myths About Cultural Change

These days cultural change is a topic that is high on the agenda of many corporate executives. It looks like almost each change initiative within companies is linked to changing its culture. Many leaders proclaim that the ability to change/adjust…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How Misinterpretations of Dishonesty Can Destroy Team Alignment

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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…

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Amplifying Business Performance: Successful Leaders Approach Financial Growth Differently

Green watering can that waters money coins

We all see significant economic changes taking place around us. The financial crisis, emerging markets, new technologies are putting their stamp on our economies, on market places, and on businesses. Organizations face changing circumstances that require different approaches. Yesterday’s success…

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Leading Change: What About the Coaching Skills of Senior Leaders?

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Senior leaders are confronted with an increasing rate of change and complexity and need to find ways to deal with it. Leading your company through change has become different from how it was ten to twenty years ago. Mobilizing employees,…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How Will China Influence The World?

City view on the Chinese city of Xian

Recently I had the pleasure to travel around in China for a few weeks. Visiting a fair deal of the country, north and south, the big cities and a part of the country side. I came back with a truck…

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Leading Change: How Great Leaders Deal with Criticism

Barometer

We live in times of change. Shifting powers between West and East, technological evolutions, emerging countries and changing economic landscapes, financial systems that are under severe pressure, new innovative companies that change market places. As I described in an earlier…

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