In our recent research on Leading Virtual Teams we revealed the critical importance of Trust. Whilst trust has always been a core quality of high performing teams, it’s relevance has taken on heightened meaning in the move to virtual work and the current levels of uncertainty about the future. In this podcast we discuss Trust as a core team leadership practice, and explore 3 key questions.

  1. How do we tune into the moments when trust is most critical? What do we notice about these moments?
  2. What needs to change in our conversations to make trust a priority?

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Originally published at on September 6, 2021.

We are living in the post Covid era where remote and virtual working are now common. This means that talent pools have become even more international and diverse, and this in turn is driving an urgent need for international organisations to be adopt inclusive practices in their leadership and key…

There is a lot written about the organizational benefits of inclusion. And as we enter a phase of even more accelerated change, these benefits, including innovation, agility, and robust decision making, take on even greater importance. We also know that there are deep seated systemic reasons why inclusion can be…

Whilst many corporate leaders are doing their best to turn around businesses with innovation and even the odd bold pivot, we are also entering a time of significant organisational restructure and downsizing. A large number of jobs are being lost and careers are having to be re imagined. And along…

Time for a Team Reset?

You and your team have done really well through this period of massive change. However, the extra effort is now taking its toll on results, relationships and wellbeing.

As a team leader you are wondering what is the roadmap to take the team forward?

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Originally published at on September 17, 2020.

Are you wanting to commit to build a resilient team and business; yet unsure how?

Are you eager to make your mark as a resilience leader or as a coach or advisor that can shape resilient organisations?

What is even more important than personal resilience, is building “systemic resilience” so teams and businesses can themselves become adaptable and change ready. This is a must-have for future viability.

  • How can you as a leader build resilience yourself, and then within your team?

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We regularly reach out to our client base to get their views on a number of important issues impacting leadership performance across Asia. Recently we talked to Asia Pac leaders about some of the “regional” initiatives that they are pursuing to unlock greater sustainable performance in their business.

The following…

Mark Powell

Mark founded XD to help senior executives and their teams to rise to the challenge and become the best they can be by through coaching experience.

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