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Transform Tension into Collaboration

Experiential Learning Leads to More ‘Aha!’ Moments

September 13, 2017

Does this sound familiar? A group of employees is assembled to solve a complex problem, but instead of finding a swift solution, the group’s dynamics create entirely new problems.read more

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When Tension Transforms into Collaboration

September 13, 2017

Admit it, the word “tension” just sounds negative. But what if we’re looking at it all wrong? After all, tension is a form of energy.read more

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How Tension Leads to Innovation

September 13, 2017

“We are all transformation designers.” If that’s news to you, then listen as Tamara Christensen, faculty associate at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, explains: “Anyone can transform an existing situation into a preferred one. We just need to know how to get there. For most teams and organizations, the true challenge is how to get to the preferred situation together.”read more

Pop Quiz! How Global Savvy Are You?

Pop Quiz! How Global Savvy Are You?

August 31, 2017

How much do you know about the pitfalls that hinder global leaders in cross-cultural settings – and how to avoid those pitfalls? Test your global savvy in this fun 9-question quiz. This quiz is based on the on-demand webinar “ Global Mindset: What Do Leaders Need to Succeed? ” featuring Thunderbird... read more

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A Global Mindset in Business Is the Difference Between Success & Failure

August 30, 2017

How do organizations and leaders thrive in a marketplace where competition is global? How do they create pathways to success by globalizing operations, talent, and mindsets simultaneously?read more

Negotiation Simulations Prepare Leaders to Close Cross-Cultural Deals

August 28, 2017

As part of Thunderbird’s series of programs to develop globally minded individuals and executives, professors Denis Leclerc and Thomas Kull have designed a four-day course to help mid- to senior-level managers improve their influence and negotiation in global and cross-cultural settings.read more

Strategic Global Influence & Negotiation

Negotiating an International Deal? Better Know Your Cultural Cues

August 28, 2017

How much do you really know about your influencing and cross-cultural communication abilities? If the answer is “Not enough,” or “I’m not sure,” then professors Denis Leclerc and Thomas Kull can help.read more

Are You a Hindering Leader? Or a Helpful Leader?

Are You a Hindering Leader? Or a Helpful Leader? (Quiz)

August 10, 2017

Research by Thunderbird professors Bill Youngdahl and Kannan Ramaswamy shows that most successful organizations succeed not because of their leaders, but in spite of them. So what kind of leader are you? Helpful, or hindering? Bill Youngdahl and Denis Leclerc will discuss these concepts, and many... read more

How to Succeed at the Right Kind of Failure

August 7, 2017

Just four days after 43-year-old Jeff Immelt became CEO of GE, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and launched a devastating attack on the United States. In the days and weeks that followed, political and economic turmoil spread on a global scale. The post-9/11 era had begun. It was a... read more

How to Avoid Becoming a Hindering Leader

Are You a Leader Who Hinders or Helps?

August 4, 2017

No boss wakes up each morning wondering how to damage his or her company, but research by Bill Youngdahl shows many are oblivious that they are doing just that. A majority of workers say projects and initiatives succeed not because of their leaders, but in spite of them, explains Youngdahl, who is... read more