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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: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision

Vision, glasses

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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Sustainable Change: Know How to Handle Complexity Across Cultures

Clocks showing the time

Business leaders of today face a high level of complexity. Globalization, technological evolutions, market shifts, an increased pace of change. These have changed the business landscape. Business environments are more cross-cultural now than ever before. Cultural differences are changing working…

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

Team Alignment Brochure

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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Organizational Alignment: The Power of Cross-Organizational Networks

Network of people

How do organizations deal with the changes in today’s business environment? How do they keep up with the pace of change, let alone get ahead of it? How do they innovate and stay competitive? How do they increase their adaptability?…

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How Does Your Team Make Decisions?

The People Alignment Compass – Part 2 A leaders’ guide to mastering the Essence of People Alignment in today’s business reality. The People Alignment Compass articles provide tips and insights on how leaders can create people alignment. The checklists are…

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The People Alignment Compass – Part 1

Compass

A leaders’ guide to mastering the Essence of People Alignment in today’s business reality. The People Alignment Compass articles provide tips and insights on how leaders can create people alignment. The checklists are hands-on and based on real life situations…

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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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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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