Virtual Teams

Roger Courville On Optimizing Online Presentations

Elements you must employ to successfully engage audiences on the web

May 20, 2011 / Podcast # 11-20

Roger Courville

Standing out in the world of webinars can be challenging. Content abounds and attention spans are ever-fleeting. Online presentation guru, Roger Courville, discusses how to effectively leverage nuances of the virtual space to convey your message and win audiences. From graphic design to communication models and culture, Roger highlights the key elements to creating and delivering stimulating online programs. Read more…

 

David Livermore

David Livermore, author of The Cultural Intelligence Difference, due out this month, defines Cultural Intelligence Quotient (CQ) as one’s ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and organizational cultures. From a misinterpreted gesture, to an email in lieu of a phone call, there are implicit actions, rules, and guidelines that differ from countries or even corporations, that can make a profound professional impression. Knowledge of these nuances isn’t innate, regardless of skill-level, IQ, or EQ. But CQ can be learned. David outlines the four areas of CQ and why your proficiency in them can be the defining factor in your career progress.
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David Clemons & Michael Kroth on Managing Your Mobile Workforce

Keeping workers engaged, even when they're not in the office.

January 7, 2011 / Podcast # 11-01

David Clemons & Michael Kroth

It’s a challenge to lead any employee but when a large number of them are mobile and don’t even show up in the office, the stakes are raised even further. Today’s technology makes it easier but David Clemons and Michael Kroth want to remind you that cell phones and e-mail are tools, not a solution. The smartest leaders don’t just hand their employees a Blackberry and send them on their way; they figure out how to use those tools to engage their mobile workers and keep them motivated, everything a face-to-face leader would do, just at a distance. Read more…

 

Howard Guttman on Building High-Performance Teams

How a powerful new high-performance organizational model has changed the way leaders lead, team members function, decisions get made, and challenges are met.

August 29, 2008 / Podcast # 08-35

Howard Guttman

Standout performance is what it takes to be a top business team. In Great Business Teams, Howard Guttman examines the inner workings of over 30 business teams, at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels, to offer a radically new vision of the emerging horizontal organization and of the high-performing teams that are the cornerstone of its success. Read more…

 

Barry Libert on How “We” Are Smarter Than “Me”

How can businesses profit from the wisdom of crowds?

March 7, 2008 / Podcast # 08-10

Barry Libert

Online Social Networking is a reality. The millions of people who have a Facebook or MySpace page, or anyone who uses Wikipedia or Google, knows this. But for today’s companies, the question remains, how can we profit from the crowds who are swarming all over the internet?
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Rafiq Dossani on India’s Rise to the Top of Global Business

Few Americans truly understand what a rich and powerful country India has become – or its role as a global power, center of outsourcing, and potential partner with the United States.

November 2, 2007 / Podcast # 07-29

Rafiq Dossani

Rafiq Dossani discusses India’s growing role in the global economy in his new book India Arriving (AMACOM Books). India has the world’s fourth largest economy, the largest youth population, and the current ranking of the second-most-preferred destination for foreign investment, yet its importance to the worldwide market seems to be swept under the rug. Rafiq’s book provides a deeper understanding of a country that promises to be the next major player in the world economy.
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Lynda McDermott on Leading World Class Teams

How do team leaders break through various barriers (i.e. different cultures, companies, countries) among their team members?

September 21, 2007 / Podcast # 07-23

Lynda McDermott

In her book World Class Teams, Lynda McDermott provides a hands-on guide on how to develop, launch, lead, and evaluate world class teams. With her coauthors William Waite and Nolan Brawley, Lynda draws heavily from their experience with such international firms as Pfizer, Colgate, AT&T, and Motorola to give managers, executive training organizations, team leaders, and HR and OD specialists. Read more…

 

Kevan Hall on Speed Management

Is there such a thing as too much teamwork?

May 11, 2007 / Podcast # 07-04

Kevan Hall

Kevan Hall founded Global IntegrationTM in 1994, to develop “the skills of working internationally” for the world’s leading companies. He realized that the tools he and his colleagues developed for complex international, virtual, remote and matrixed organizations were based on creating underlying speed and simplicity and were applicable to almost any complex company. Read more…