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Team Leadership Across Cultures
Tips and resources for leading effective work teams across cultures and timezones, in person and in the virtual workplace
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Teamwork by Design: Four Ways to Better Collaborate | Business on GOOD

Teamwork by Design: Four Ways to Better Collaborate  | Business on GOOD | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
What should you do if you need to build a team fast? Community engagement in a workspace can feel like herding cats, or even alligators. Collaboration should have an air of fun and levity, while also keeping its structure.
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6 Secrets of Top Performing Work Teams

6 Secrets of Top Performing Work Teams | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Don’t just throw the best people together. How members get along is far more important than their capacities as individuals. What makes for smart teams?…
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Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence

Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Nobody is born a leader, but the traits that we associate with big-picture vision can be built over time in small ways.
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7 Tips for Bringing Virtual Teams Together | Switch and Shift

7 Tips for Bringing Virtual Teams Together | Switch and Shift | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Virtual companies can often run like well-oiled machines, with high productivity and work-life balance for employees, well, in balance.
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Virtual Teams are hard

Virtual Teams are hard | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
How do a group of people that live in different countries and even those in
the same country that aren’t all in the same physical location work
effectively together as a team?

Via Lori Cheezem
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The Biggest Problem with Virtual Teams and How ...

The Biggest Problem with Virtual Teams and How ... | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
In recent survey data, virtual teams can can fall into a rut of bad communication practices. In this post, we'll discuss how to avoid these problems.
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Businesses could learn from Māori leaders - Massey News (press release)

Businesses could learn from Māori leaders - Massey News (press release) | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
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Businesses could learn from Māori leaders
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... an interview, they might not say 'I led this team and we were hugely successful'. They are more likely to say 'I was just one part of the team'.
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A very interesting perspective about characteristics to look for in leaders of culturally diverse teams

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Are You Making Your Employees' Lives Harder? (Hint: Maybe)

Are You Making Your Employees' Lives Harder? (Hint: Maybe) | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
What you think are normal boss behaviors may actually be hindering your team's performance.
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The Open-Office Trap

The Open-Office Trap | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
Ann Marie Lei's insight:

Is the design of your office promoting or undermining creativity and productivity? Great questions.


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If Executives Aren't Engaged, Employees Won't Be Either - Gallup.com

If Executives Aren't Engaged, Employees Won't Be Either - Gallup.com | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
If Executives Aren't Engaged, Employees Won't Be Either
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An effective leadership team is like a jazz ensemble in which each player listens to the other instruments as he plays his own.
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5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans

5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Americans think it's normal to hate their jobs. Let us introduce you to the Danish concept of arbejdsglde. It means happiness at work. Here's how...
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Here Are The Wildly Different Ways People Give Feedback Around The World

Here Are The Wildly Different Ways People Give Feedback Around The World | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Here's how not to come off like a jerk when you're working with people from other countries.
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Cultural Alignment: 4 Communication Traits of Successful Leaders

Cultural Alignment: 4 Communication Traits of Successful Leaders | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Companies face the impact of a globalized market. New economies are emerging fast. Mergers and acquisitions are increasing. Traditional market positions of companies are challenged. As a result lea...
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3 Radical Habits of Highly Successful Remote Teams

3 Radical Habits of Highly Successful Remote Teams | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
The most successful remote teams are reinventing how to work together with methods you might consider extreme or crazy.
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Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective - Huffington Post

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective - Huffington Post | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective Huffington Post I hope you'll read and take action on the tips here, because if you're in management and you don't learn how to delegate effectively, you are severely limiting your career...
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6 Online Tools for Teams Working Remotely - Make Tech Easier

6 Online Tools for Teams Working Remotely - Make Tech Easier | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
With the advancement of the Web, it is easier now to work remotely than before. Here are 6 online collaboration tools for teams working remotely. (Great suggestions for virtual agencies!
Ann Marie Lei's insight:

I use DropBox a lot and Google Hangouts a little, but have not yet tried the others mentioned here - would love to hear from others what works well for you!

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Why Your Team Needs YOU to Take a Summer Vacation

Why Your Team Needs YOU to Take a Summer Vacation | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
If you are on the fence about taking a vacation (or think that your team cannot survive without you), here are three questions to ask yourself.
Ann Marie Lei's insight:

When we lived and worked in Europe as expats from the U.S., we learned the real value of taking real vacations, and empowering our teams to get the work done in our absence. I highly recommend it - for you and the teams that you lead!

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Head Shift: How Leaders Help Others See Beyond the Obvious

Head Shift: How Leaders Help Others See Beyond the Obvious | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Effective leaders help others to think in more imaginative ways.
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Skype to Launch Star Trek-Style, Real-Time Language Translator

Skype to Launch Star Trek-Style, Real-Time Language Translator | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Microsoft just demoed an awesome new feature for Skype that will actually let you speak to people in other languages—in real-time—by doing all the translating dirty work for you.
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6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers

6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Listening intently isn't just for journalists. Here's how to sharpen your interviewing skills to get the most out of your connections.
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Heather Nixon McLaughlin's curator insight, April 7, 9:20 AM

It's so easy to listen without really hearing!! Often we are already thinking about our response when the person is still speaking!!

Heather Nixon McLaughlin's curator insight, April 7, 9:33 AM

It's so easy to listen without really hearing!! Often we are already thinking about our response when the person is still speaking!!

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The Dangers of Operating in a Globalized World Without Inter-Cultural Intelligence: Part III

The Dangers of Operating in a Globalized World Without Inter-Cultural Intelligence: Part III | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Leadership disasters, communication collapse, and stakeholder missteps Our previous article looked at the HR headaches that arise from not knowing wha...
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The Secret to Putting Together an Insanely Successful Team

The Secret to Putting Together an Insanely Successful Team | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
What are 13 of the most common words that keep companies from realizing their full performance potential?
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8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar - Huffington Post

8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar - Huffington Post | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
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Many companies, like us, now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live.
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