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How to Spot (a Lack of) Alignment during Team Meetings

Successful teams act out of a common focus, a sense of direction, and team members ‘own’ decisions as if they were their own. But reaching and maintaining this state takes conscious effort. Even in the best teams team members can…

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Building Successful Teams by Reaching Beyond Agreement

Building successful teams by reaching beyond agreement, and creating an alignment focus

Successful teams are not interested in trying to find out ‘who is right’ and ‘who is wrong’. They are not really keen on reaching ‘agreement’. They aim for more. Why? Because they understand that people are complex creatures. We all…

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Building Successful Teams by Making Sure you are Communicating on the Same Scale

Building successful teams by paying attention to communicating on the same scale

Team meetings often go wrong when we communicate on different scales without being aware of it. Successful teams recognize this and by doing so they prevent time consuming and exhausting discussions. “If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or…

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Can Resilience be Taught?

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In these time of relentless technological and business change, resilience is starting to receive renewed attention, and is climbing higher on the leadership agenda. Resilience encompasses the ability to recover quickly from setbacks, to respond positively to change, to see…

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This Year’s 5 Most Read Articles on Leading Complex Change

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Find here the top 5 most read articles on leading complex change and cross-cultural collaboration on LeadershipWatch in 2017. Enjoy! 1) Organizational Alignment: The Power of Cross-Organizational Networks What will the organizations of tomorrow look like? Will they still hold…

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Stop Believing These Persistent Myths About Leading Change

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Let’s change the way we lead change! In one of our most-read articles here on Leadershipwatch ‘What Does Change Mean to You?’ I describe how change always has been and always will be a natural part of our lives. We’ve…

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Leading Change: How Slowing Down Can Help You to Make Progress

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Teams that ceaselessly expand their limits can start showing signals of demotivation and decreasing trust in the team’s success if they do not take the time to consciously experience and embed the results achieved.

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Our Top 5 Leadership Articles of 2016

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Find here the Top 5 leadership articles selected by our readers in 2016 In 2016 LeadershipWatch has again welcomed an amazing amount of readers, and we received lots of appreciation and nice reactions. Many thanks to you all! You are…

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Leadership: Do You Choose to Play in the Winners Zone or Not?

Our success, our feeling of accomplishment and our happiness, in our personal lives, as leaders, in our teams and in our businesses, it very much comes down to whether we ‘play to win’ or ‘play not to lose’. Are we…

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Leading Change: The 4 Levels of Ownership

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We all know that when people feel responsible and take ownership of a change process it drastically increases the success rate. But did you know that ownership has 4 levels? Four levels that will have a different impact on the…

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