Team Leadership Across Cultures
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Tips and resources for leading effective work teams across cultures and timezones, in person and in the virtual workplace
Curated by Ann Marie Lei
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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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5 Habits Of Effective Introverted Leaders

5 Habits Of Effective Introverted Leaders | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Introverts can be quiet changemakers. Here's how they can adopt their leadership style in a world that won't shut up.
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When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Sometimes coworkers need different things than we do.
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Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Focus people on the things that matter.
Ann Marie Lei's insight:

More good advice for team leaders, from HBR.


My favorite tidbit: "Morgenstern suggests setting boundaries on the work day and limiting after-hours emails to urgent issues. "

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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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Why So Many Thirtysomething Women Are Leaving Your Company

Why So Many Thirtysomething Women Are Leaving Your Company | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it

Better pay. Learning and development opportunities. Meaningful, interesting work.

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Research Findings: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

Research Findings: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Culture at Work: The value of intercultural skills in the workplace—A survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers in nine countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US)The Report’s Conclusions“Our ability to engage successfully with other countries, organisations and people will depend to a large extent on whether 
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Navigating the Cultural Minefield

Navigating the Cultural Minefield | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Learn how to work more effectively with people from other countries.
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7 Ways To Finally Get Your Team On The Same Page

7 Ways To Finally Get Your Team On The Same Page | Team Leadership Across Cultures | Scoop.it
Making sure everyone know's what's going on isn't just courteousit's essential to a smoothly functioning business.
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Good advice for team leaders. We use Basecamp for project management and collaboration and really like its functionality. What do you use?

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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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Ralph Kirkpatrick's curator insight, February 7, 2015 10:06 AM

Key takeaway is that trust among your team is based on your weakest member.  One individual can be very toxic.  Look for signs that can affect team morale and address early.

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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
Massey News (press release)
Businesses could learn from Māori leaders
Massey News (press release)
... 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'.
Ann Marie Lei's insight:

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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