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12 September 2019
Weekly Newsletter
Our latest thinking
7 Tips for New Managers on Asking Better Questions
According to a multi-year Gartner Group study, 80% of IT projects are late, over-budget, short of expectations, or simply undelivered as a result of poor communication at the outset. Conversations are a large part of those communications.

In terms of leadership and management development, we must place a high priority on conversational competence. In getting things done through other people we need to spend considerable amounts of time talking. There is more than one way to converse with others, but many professionals get stuck in their talk-habits. Business professionals need to have conversational options that they can apply depending on the context and the objective.

What are some of the behaviors managers and employees should adopt to promote greater use of the learning conversation?

How Do Leadership Styles Differ Across Cultures?
Leadership styles change depending on where in the world your workplace is. But one thing is clear: in most situations today, good leaders needs to be able to manage across cultures. This means listening to what people are saying and understanding it; reading between the lines, rather than simply reacting. Leaders today require a high degree of emotional intelligence, both in interpreting what others really mean and in deciding how best to be effective themselves within different cultures.
What We're Reading This Week
This week we recommend reading...

The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay off in the Knowledge Economy 

By Scott E. Page

How businesses and other organizations can improve their performance by tapping the power of differences in how people think What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? What if diversity can also improve the bottom line of businesses and other organizations facing complex challenges in the knowledge economy? It can. And The Diversity Bonus shows how and why. 

Ebook series
By Terence Brake

As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of borderless working strategies, Terence Brake, our Head of Learning and Innovation, has written a series of insightful books.

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