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Leading Change: We Need More Transparency

Leading Change, We need more Transparency: drops of water on a green leaf against a green background

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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Skills of the Future: The Best Expert Advice on Creativity

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By 2020, creativity will be one of the top 3 skills anyone who wants to be successful in the economy of the future will need, according to the Future of Jobs report. We looked for the best expert advice on creativity – and found it.

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Leadership Introspection: The Only Person You Can Actually Change Is Yourself

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Many change initiatives fail because people are not willing or not able to follow the new direction. A huge amount of energy goes into trying to convince, motivate, encourage, stimulate, or force people to follow the change. And often only with mediocre results! What are we missing?

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The 10 Most Popular Articles on LeadershipWatch in 2015

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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Leading Complex Change: How to Balance Strategy Development and Execution

Finding the right balance between strategy development and execution has become a vital element in the success of your company. How do you actually create the right balance between strategy development and execution? Read more here …

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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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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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Strategy Execution: Get Collaboration Right!

To execute your business strategy successfully and keep programs on schedule, supporting people to get collaboration right is just as important as good planning. Have you really thought this through? In today’s turbulent business environment, where companies and organizations are…

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What Western Business Leaders Learn in China

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The Chinese learn from us more quickly than we learn from them. Let’s reverse the situation, and use working with Chinese people to our advantage. Jack Ma founder and chairman of the successful Alibaba Group, discovered the power of e-commerce…

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