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How can you, in an effort to improve your team’s effectiveness, encourage people who don't feel comfortable communicating in a direct way to speak their minds when needed? Here are our best tips:
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In global teams, team effectiveness is not only impacted by personal (people’s characters and temperament) and organizational (level of team alignment from the start) elements. There are important ...
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For those of you preparing for a short break (like we are): We hope you will discover wonderful new places, and get to read a ‪#book or two!

http://leadershipwatch-aadboot.com/2014/05/22/great-leaders-read-books/
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Back home from a nice and productive week in Singapore. Valuable new contacts and insights. Truly a diverse, intercultural, and inspiring place.
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NEW: How to Avoid 3 Big Collaboration Traps? This Book Helps

Collaboration across functions and company units has become a top priority for firms in the United States, Europe and Asia (read more here). And yet too many collaborative efforts fail. A whopping 75 percent of cross-company teams are currently…
Collaboration across functions and company units has become a top priority for firms in the United States, Europe and Asia (read more here). And yet too many collaborative efforts fail. A whopping ...
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New research shows that a whopping 75 procent of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional. They often fail because the organization lacks a systemic approach: ‪  #collaboration   #leadership  
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Research shows that fixing them requires strong governance.
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Dutch entrepreneur Cees Links invented Wi-Fi, convinced Steve Jobs to use it, and currently leads the breakthrough of The Internet Of Things. And yet not many people know him:

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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 technolo...
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When working with cross-cultural teams, especially teams where East meets West, team members can have very different perceptions of authority. Are you aware that these different perceptions affect the functioning of your team, and your role as a business leader?

http://leadershipwatch-aadboot.com/2015/03/15/east-and-west-perceive-authority-differently-and-it-affects-your-cross-cultural-team/

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Here's a to-do list we just love. Its author?  Benjamin Franklin. #Focus   #inspiration  
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Elon Musk envisions iron ore factories on Mars. He also knows a thing or two about leading ‪innovation‬:

http://leadershipwatch-aadboot.com/2014/04/03/leading-innovation-important-aspect-executives-underestimate/

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk thinks that one day, there could be pizza parlors on Mars.
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It's true there will be iron ore factories, no need for vision there, but first there will unfortunately must be scavenging the surface for iron rich meteorites.
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You are a Western manager leading a global business team. One of your team members is Chinese – let’s call her Wang Xiaomei. She is both competent and kind, and masters the English language well. You have noticed a recurring pattern, however. Ms. Wang does not easily express her own opinion. Whenever discussions in the team get heated (the other team members – Dutch, American, and German – love heated discussions!), Wang Xiaomei literally draws back. Even if she silently disagrees with what her colleagues are proposing. As a result, the problem surfaces too late. Sounds familiar? #leadership  
In global teams, team effectiveness is not only impacted by personal (people’s characters and temperament) and organizational (level of team alignment from the start) elements. There are important ...
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Why we think learning Chinese business etiquette is important, but not enough. Agree, disagree?

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Do you want to be successful in doing business with the Chinese? Do you want to build lasting relationships? Then understand why learning Chinese business etiquette will be important, but not enoug...
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LeadershipWatch is founded by HRS Business Transformation Services.

We support our clients globally with a variety of services based on a strong expertise and track record in three key domains: Leading Complex Change, Cross-Cultural Leadership, and Post-Merger Integration.

What we deeply care about:

-  Improving the quality of collaboration across functions, departments and divisions.  We believe that more effective collaboration between people is the key to turning strategy into sustained and valuable results

 -  Improving the quality of collaboration across cultures, with a strong focus on teams where Westerners (United States, Europe) work together with people from the East (India, China, Japan, ...)

-  Making the complex practical and manageable

So if you find yourself leading complex projects, and/or if you work with people born and raised in cultures you are less familiar with, this page is for you.

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LeadershipWatch combines our experience acquired over the past 25 years with brand new developments and insights affecting business leaders. LeadershipWatch articles are written by Aad Boot and Hanneke Siebelink.











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