Beijing event: Breakfast Seminar: Cross-cultural Leadership and Improving the Performance of Remote Teams

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Beijing Event detail

CCBC - Canada China Business Council Beijing Chapter
Date and time
2009-03-05, 8.30 AM
BEIJING: Kerry Centre Hotel, 1 Guang Hua Road - 北京嘉里中心大酒店,光华路1号. Tel: 10 6561 8833
Presentation by
Mr. Robin Ball
Head of Learning and Development Management Development Services Ltd

The CCBC Beijing Chapter People Strategy Committee, the British Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore Chamber of Commerce, and Rutgers Business School are pleased to present Mr. Robin Ball, an expert in global leadership development and cross-cultural teams. He will be speaking on - "Cross-cultural Leadership and Improving Performance of Remote teams".

Due to the current economic crisis, travel budgets are shrinking and it's becoming more important than ever for global operations to have high performing virtual teams. Effective communication skills are critical to managing cooperative relationships across time zones, functional areas and geographical lines. This seminar will explore the differing Eastern and Western values, beliefs and behaviors, and how these impact trust, commitment and communication in a virtual team environment. Robin will share practical tips you can use to improve the effectiveness and performance of virtual teams in your organization. Please join us to learn more about this interesting and timely topic.


8:30 am Registration and networking

9:00 am Presentation by Mr. Robin Ball, Management Development Services, Ltd.

10:00am Q & A

10:30am Event conclusion

Moderator: Cindy Jensen, General Manager, BOLDMOVES CHINA


Robin Ball

Robin has over 20 years experience in managing operations and developing people in East Asia. He specialises in helping leaders create synergy for improved performance, and also focuses on intercultural issues for both local and expatriate managers.

In 1995 Robin founded Management Development Services Ltd. a successful leadership development training company with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. He then founded OI Partners Hong Kong which is part of the world''s largest executive coaching and career consulting partnership. Robin has trained and coached hundreds of managers in Greater China and the Asia Pacific Region. Recent clients include Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting Asia, Deloitte, Veolia Water, Li and Fung Trading, British Council and Bank of America.

Robin has a first degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds, and a Masters of Management degree in Human Resource Management from Macquarie University in Sydney. He taught management and leadership development at the Britannia Royal Naval College, and lectured in organisational behaviour, management and HRM at Hong Kong University. Robin currently runs the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) centre of excellence in Hong Kong, Beijing and Taiwan. He is a Certified Practitioner of MBTI® Step I&II, FIRO-B®, Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi™), Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA™), and the Harrison Assessment (HA™)
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