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The Essence of Successful Executive Teams

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“It is not in good times that you see the value of team alignment, but in difficult times,” Aad says. “Teams that manage to navigate successfully through difficult situations, that face disruptive changes and find answers, that manage to inspire the organization despite the uncertain and complex changes it has ahead.”

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How to Lead Global Teams: One Powerful Tip for Westerners

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How to lead cross-cultural teams, particularly teams where East meets West? What are concrete things you can do to help your global team in real-life business situations? This was the topic of my recent keynote at SIETAR Europa’s congress in…

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A Powerful Story about Team Diversity: The Philips Founding Fathers

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This is an episode of the LeadershipWatch Series: How to collaborate across divisions, companies and cultures and achieve your goals? Follow the LeadershipWatch Series and learn from the best experts out there.

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4 Tips to Make Your Team Embrace Accountability

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Accountability is a crucial ingredient of successful collaboration, and it is often underestimated. Read here 4 valuable tips to make your team embrace accountability …

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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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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 Misconceptions about Successful Collaboration

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Are you leading change? Do you believe in the importance of a collaborative culture in your company? Do you want to encourage successful collaboration between people and teams across organization units, even across companies? Let me share a few considerations,…

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Leadership: What is The Essence of Building Trust

Being able to build trust is regarded as a crucial element of successful leadership. Especially in today’s globalized business world with its high rate of change and its cross-cultural challenges. But what is the essence of building trust? What does…

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Verandermanagement: Waarom het aligneren van mensen cruciaal is voor zij die veranderingen leiden

Puzzle pieces, leading change

This is a Dutch translation of a previously published Leadershipwatch article on the importance of people alignment, especially for those who lead change. Click to read original article.   ‘We hadden een duidelijke strategie uitgezet, maar ik zie nog steeds geen…

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Team Alignment: What if Your Team is Stuck?

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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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