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Palgrave Macmillan

The Power of Global Teams

Driving Growth and Innovation in a Fast Changing World

ISBN 9781137008114
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The Power of Global Teams skilfully reveals how to build high-performance executive teams that win international clients, turn businesses around, and accelerate international growth in a globally competitive market.

This highly-practical book pinpoints the success secrets of top international teams through an extensive range of case studies, from Asia to the US, demonstrating how high-performance teams can be developed step-by-step, and confronting the key challenges international business leaders face day-to-day. Grounded in business psychology, it outlines a series of well-proven models that will enhance team governance and galvanize financial results.

Featuring exclusive interviews with influential global leaders from a range of sectors, including: Barclays, AMEC, Acumen Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, Citi, Christie's, Ogilvy & Mather, Virgin Media, ABB, Rolls Royce, Petrofac, BBA Aviation and Dixons.

This book uniquely casts light on team development in the not-for-profit sector and in emerging markets, and illustrates how international diversity can be effectively channelled into producing superior business results. The reader will gain expert insight into how to lead international teams and boards effectively.

Dr Elisabeth Marx is a well-known leadership consultant and author of the bestselling book Breaking through Culture Shock. She is a Partner in the Leadership Advisory and Board Practice at Stonehaven, specialising in top team development, succession planning, and non-executive director searches for international companies. Based in London, she works for clients all over the world.

DR ELISABETH MARX is a Partner in the Leadership Advisory and Board Practice at Stonehaven. She focuses on top team development, succession planning, and non-executive director searches for international companies.

Prior to Stonehaven, Elisabeth was a Partner in the Leadership Consulting and Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. She has extensive experience in the evaluation and development of senior executives and of top teams all over the world. Her research on CEOs and Boards is frequently covered in the national and international press as well as on radio and TV. She has been a regular management writer for the Financial Times and has written for the Daily Telegraph, The Observer and The Independent. She is also a consultant at INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre, where she works on a variety of programmes, including the Executive MBA, the AMP, and company specific programmes.

Elisabeth trained in psychology at the University of Marburg (Germany), gained her doctorate at Oxford University and was previously a lecturer in psychology at the National University of Singapore, where she started her work on cross-cultural psychology. Her book 'Breaking Through Culture Shock' which focuses on international executives and global leadership was published in 2001 by Nicholas Brealey.

1. The Mix at the Top: The Power of Psychological Diversity

2. Global Team Effectiveness: Linking Psychology, Culture, and Strategy

3. Global Teams: How to Run a Global Business and Serve Global Clients

4. Driving Growth and Innovation

5. Talent over Structure

6. Boards as Teams?

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