Lisa Horvath and Michael Marquardt have culled the best practices and lessons learned from such global leaders as Glaxo-Wellcome, General Motors University, Marriott and Colgate-Palmolive to show how any organization can create and sustain teams that will work well across the boundaries and barriers of diversity and distance. Michael J. Marquardt, Ed.D. is professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs as well as Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Dr. Marquardt also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning and is the author of 20 books, including Leading with Questions and Optimizing the Power of Action Learning.
This book provides what many of us are looking for-a collection of practical insights and tips for forming and facilitating global teams based on the real-life experiences of well-known organizations. Well-researched and highly readable, it is a must-read for anyone involved with global teams. -- Nancy O. Berger, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Cisco Systems; Adjunct Professor, George Washington University; Coauthor, Global Leaders for the 21st Century This is the first book to equip organizations with the practical guidance to coach their managers on becoming effective and successful global leaders and team members. If you are looking for a workable solution to any global problem, you will find it in this beautifully written book. -- Dr. Antony HII, President, Global HRD PTE Ltd, Malaysia In clear, practical terms, the authors show how to deal with a workforce spread around the globe, explore what are the key elements in creating a successful global team identity, and offer tools and techniques to manage in this age of rapidly increasing globalization. -- Howard Schuman, Managing Director, East-West Capital Resources; Author, Making It Abroad Global Teams-the glue for global success. Marquardt and Horvath offer insightful and practical solutions to transforming cultural tensions into dynamic synergies. Those who apply this model will enjoy observing the powerful results. -- Mary F. Tomasello, Consultant, Organization Development, ALCOA