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Interpersonal Agility: Overcoming Cross-cultural Biases

July 29, 2013 -- Sal Silvester

overcoming biases with team building denverToday’s global business environment requires leaders to navigate geographical and cultural differences that team members and constituents bring to the business. Perhaps it’s remote employees based in China, India, or the Philippines. Maybe it’s the sales relationship with customers in different regions of the country.

Interpersonal Agility: Balancing Multiple Teams

July 15, 2013 -- Sal Silvester

leadership agilityOne of the challenges senior leaders face is that for the first time in their career they may find themselves on multiple teams. For example, they lead their own team of managers who run the function of an organization such as Sales or Engineering. And, they may also belong to a leadership team comprised of fellow hard-charging peers from other functions of the organization that report up to a General Manager or CEO.

Interpersonal Agility: The Foundation for Senior Leadership Relationships

June 24, 2013 -- Sal Silvester

As leaders rise to higher levels within an organization, they are required to navigate increasingly complex and chaotic situations. There are hand-offs and trade-offs with stakeholders and constituents. There are executive leaders to please and junior leaders to lead. Fellow peers with competing agendas from other functions such as Sales, Engineering, and Finance, vie for the same set of limited resources. And, decisions become more and more consequential to the organization. 

Sal Silvester at 2013 SHRM Conference and Expo

June 15, 2013 -- Sal Silvester

Sal Silvester, Executive Team Consultant & Leadership Coach with 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group, will present his keynote speech Ignite!  The 4 Essential Rules For Emerging Leaders on June 17 at the 2013 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Expo at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.  The keynote is based on his book of the same title and offers the essentials for generating team member commitment, igniting the potential of people and avoiding the pitfalls and mistakes new leaders often make.

How to Bridge Differences in the Workplace

June 8, 2013 -- Sal Silvester

Have you ever noticed the differences that people bring into the workplace? 

Different communication styles, preferences and priorities. Different goals, agendas, and ambitions. Different backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking. These differences represent latent potential. They represent opportunity, innovation, and outside-the-box thinking. These differences bring perspective. 

Compete or Collaborate: Leadership Team Shifts

May 14, 2013 -- Sal Silvester

 

Have you ever wondered why your leadership team struggles so much? Why there is unexplained tension and unspoken expectations? 

Leadership Teams are straddled with unique challenges that other teams don't normally face. For example, most members of a Leadership Team often "own" a function of the organization (e.g., Marketing, Engineering, Sales), are rewarded based on the success of that function, and then asked to be part of a team of peers who battle for the same set of resources.

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