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3 Tips for Executive Teams to Increase the Success of Corporate Change Programs

How Executives can increase the success of corporate change programs

Many corporate change programs fail to deliver the expected results. Gary Hamel, John Kotter, and others claim the failure rate to be around a staggering 70%. What is the role of executive teams here? How can executive teams increase the…

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Why Curiosity is a Key Business Attitude for the Future

Leadership Quote by HRS Business Transformation Services

Curiosity is more than just a nice to have in today’s business context. It is essential to successfully navigate the rapid technological changes coming our way. For instance for my current client, a large retail company, which is facing significant…

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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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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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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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Mergers and Acquisitions: To Create Value We Need to Focus on People Aspects

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Let me make a bold statement: When it comes to mergers & acquisitions we spend approximately 75% of our energy in the pre-deal phase on financial, legal, and technical aspects to come to a deal, but when it comes to…

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face

Losing Face, Smiley

Business leaders of multinational organizations are often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These differences can cause misunderstandings and awkward situations between people. Especially when people feel they are losing Face. Face – an Eastern concept most likened to the Western concept…

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Leading Change: How Focus Creates Sustainable Change

Leading Change, Camera Lens, Focus

You hear and read about it everywhere: if you want to create successful and sustained change in your company, it is important to be focused and to transfer that focus to your people and teams. In the turbulence of the…

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Creating Team Alignment: Team Development Initiatives Should Fit Today’s Business Reality

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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…

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Team Alignment: What if Your Team is Stuck?

Rope in a knot, team

Do you recognize this situation? A team is confronted with an important problem, and it has to tackle it. All team members are actively discussing and debating the problem, trying to come up with a proper solution. Everybody shares a…

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