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When is Leadership Development “Transformational”? (Part II)

Posted on October 31, 2017 by: Chris Fagan

Co-founder and Principal, ONTOS global My last post on this topic described our approach to creating transformational learning environments (Transformational Leadership Development? What Makes it So?). I introduced the idea that when leaders want the organization to transform, they are actually seeking its people to transform. I discussed some key elements including the need to engage each … Read More.

Global Leaders, What Does Your Diverse Team Need? (Part I)

Posted on June 21, 2016 by: Lisa Koss

"The extent to which differences can by productively utilized depends on the amount of information exchange that actually happens. And interestingly, people more naturally share information they already have in common, but instead, people must hear from others about information they don’t have access to." ... Read more

How to Learn Trust-Building in our Global Environment

Posted on January 03, 2016 by: Lisa Koss

The topic of trust is one of those multi-pronged topics like “diversity”, “emotional intelligence” or “leadership” whereby the method of learning must match as closely as possible to a real life experience. ... Read more

Tips for New Team Leaders

Posted on November 03, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

Today we received these business tips in our inbox from Harvard Business School Management.  We like them, but have added some caveats at the bottom of this post. “New team leaders often skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and … Read More.

Humans are Unreliable! Test your Own Biases about People (Harvard Online Tool)

Posted on October 23, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

We all know we have our biases about other people, but often not to what extent.  We talk about this most often when discussing who is hired, who is promoted, who is most listened to, and how we make our daily decisions.  Harvard University has a set of quick tests online that are open for … Read More.

Decision-making in Global/Diverse Teams: What People Hear Depends on Who You Are

Posted on February 07, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

The kind of conversations that ensue depend on who is doing the talking and who is doing the listening: whether the member is in the “majority” or the “minority”. ... Read more

What Diverse and Global Teams Need Most

Posted on January 29, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

The extent to which differences can by productively utilized depends on the amount of information exchange that actually happens. People more naturally share information they already have in common, but this is not the end game. Instead, people must hear from others about information they don’t have access to. ... Read more

“Seeing Around Corners” in Diverse Teams

Posted on December 12, 2012 by: Lisa Koss

We were facilitating an offsite this month for a new global team and soliciting the group for norms they would like to establish when working together.  “Curiosity,” said one.  A conversation ensued about the importance of seeking to understand each other and withholding judgment. It was a wise add.  Adding curiosity as a behavioral norm … Read More.

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