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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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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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Leading Change: 3 Key Tips from Wi-Fi Pioneer Cees Links

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Did you ever hear the story of how Cees (‘Case’) Links, whose boyish face lights up behind his glasses when he recounts it now, convinced Steve Jobs to embrace Wi-Fi, the wireless internet technology he co-invented? He spent almost a decade pursuing the idea, which nobody thought particularly useful. Until finally, in 2000, the tipping point arrived.

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3 Rules of Thumb for Building Smart Cross-Company Networks

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How well do people in your company work together across organizational units?  Is your company structure rather hierarchical and formal or does it stimulate people to create cross-company networks? Are people able to collaborate effectively with people working in different…

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Leading Change: 3 Reasons Why Great Leaders Are Reluctant to Compromise

Leading Change, compromise

The other day I watched a political leader proclaim with great pride what a huge success this compromise was. How they had reached it after long and exhausting negotiations. This was truly a great solution that would change the future…

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Leading Change: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision

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In today’s business reality the level of complexity and the increased rate of change cause challenges for many leaders. Motivating people to change direction, building new strategies, transforming business models, and adopting new ways of collaboration. Quite a job! Especially…

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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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Leading Multinational Companies: The Difference between Execution versus Action

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Some time ago this executive team contacted me. They were dealing with important market changes that affected their business. There was an urgent need for change in the organization and they had defined a set of strategic objectives that would…

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Leading Change: What does Change mean to You?

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You find two kinds of leaders, those who lead change as a continuous learning and improvement experience versus those who do not … yet. And their mental models are reflected in the successes people achieve. Read more …

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Leading Change: 6 Signs that tell you might be dealing with Compliance rather than Commitment

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In my earlier post Why Alignment is crucial for those who Lead Change I explained how a lack of alignment can lead to compliance instead of commitment and how this can be a serious setback in achieving change. In all the…

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