Review VLD-Café session #7

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Cross-cultural, Personal development, Virtual Leadership, Virtual Teams, VLD-Cafe | 0 comments

Overcoming intercultural challenges when leading virtual teams … … was this months subject for the VLD-Café. In a lively discussion our diverse group of visitors came up with these fundamental challenges and ideas around the subject: the style of leadership the style and methods of communication building and maintaining a solid and trusting relationship connotations of words in languages which are not mother tongue dealing with conflicts virtually The effects of cultural differences can be amplified because most non-verbal communication is absent. This is important if the going gets tough.     Important aspects Throughout the café session we exchanged...

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Managing innovation in the global marketplace – Part 3

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Communication, Cross-cultural, Managing complexity, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

(co-author: Ian M Clark) The following is the last of 3 parts of an article on the challenges around managing the global transfer of innovation in today’s businesses. It was originally written for and published in the “SOFW Kosmetikjahrbuch 2014”. Parts 1 and 2 were posted here in July and September respectively. What to do about it This is the third and final part of our series of ‘managing innovation in the global market place. As stated in the previous blog postings speed of innovation is vital in today’s fast-moving world. Global organisations often attempt to achieve that speed...

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Managing innovation in the global marketplace – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Communication, Cross-cultural, Managing complexity, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

(co-author: Ian M Clark) The following is the second of 3 parts of an article on the challenges around managing the global transfer of innovation in today’s businesses. It was originally written for and published in the “SOFW Kosmetikjahrbuch 2014”. The first part was posted here in July. The Key Factors We continue our series of ‘Managing innovation in the global marketplace’ by looking at key factors when considering building and working with virtual teams. Operating globally has potential geographical and cultural issues. Being a virtual, as opposed to co-located, team requires special attention to communications in particular. And...

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Managing Innovation in the global marketplace – Part 1

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Communication, Cross-cultural, Managing complexity, Virtual Teams | 0 comments

(co-author: Ian M Clark) The following is the first of 3 parts of an article on the challenges around managing the global transfer of innovation in today’s businesses. It was originally written for and published in the “SOFW Kosmetikjahrbuch 2014”. The Analysis Speed of innovation is vital in today’s fast-moving world. Global organisations often attempt to achieve that speed by creating a new product in one place then replicating it in others – often called Technology Transfer. Many organisations create structures and processes that on paper fulfil the strategic purpose of developing product and process once and then implementing...

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The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Interesting reads, Leadership | 0 comments

Works on the subject of leadership weigh down bookstore shelves the world over. Tomes tell you how to be a 30-second manager, how to inspire your employees like Churchill, and the three keys to “strength-based leadership.” Everyone has been writing about leadership, in fact, except the people you would expect to be most active in the field: scholars. “If we look at the leading research universities and at the business schools within them, the topic of leadership has been actually given fairly short shrift,” says Harvard Business School professor Rakesh Khurana. The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, recently...

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