My monthly tip for virtual leaders: how can you be present when everyone is in their home-office?

Be present in a virtual and home-office setting As in previous months, I want to share a tip for effective virtual leadership. I believe it is even more relevant during the current times of the pandemic in which a lot of teams are not just…

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Dealing with the challenges related to everyone working from home

Even more complexity for business leaders There is no escaping the one subject that is on everybody’s mind these days The rapidly spreading pandemic has forced most of us to go through unprecedented changes in the way we live and work. Many companies have asked…

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New thinking for coaching Agile Teams

Effective team coaching has to focus more on the distributed competencies in the collective Depending on the industry, most companies experience what it means to operate in a [tooltip text="Volatility-Uncertainty-Complexity-Ambiguity"]VUCA[/tooltip] driven market. In order to keep up with these dynamics and uncertainties organisations are changing…

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Help: virtual work is becoming viral …

... and not limited to multinational companies Some years ago it was my firm belief that virtual working was only found in multinational companies: people across the globe working on the same task or project need to work in a virtual way. Those dispersed teams…

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Technology: does it help or hinder your virtual team?

Two factors you should consider when choosing the technologies to use Many discussions with leaders of virtual teams sooner or later lead to the question whether the importance of technology and its role in virtual collaboration is over- or under-estimated. From my personal experience and…

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Managing innovation in the global marketplace – Part 3

(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…

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Managing innovation in the global marketplace – Part 2

(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…

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Managing Innovation in the global marketplace – Part 1

(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…

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The complexity spiral

A black hole for budget in innovative organizations? Although complexity is not really perceived as a sensational subject to write about, billions of Euros are sunk in the industry due to unnecessary complexity. It makes one wonder why this subject does not get more attention…

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Complexity Management – how to maintain or create added value

Interview with Dr. Wolfgang Amann, Executive Director Executive Education, Goethe Business School Frankfurt Short biography: Dr. oec. (HSG) Wolfgang Amann learned his research skills at the Wharton School in Philadelphia and his executive education skills at IMD in Lausanne. After gathering experience in top management…

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