WEBINAR: Enhancing Cross Functional Team Performance


June 25, 2019 at 11:00AM–NOON EST
Webinar via Zoom

 

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Summary

Today, more and more companies are adopting cross-functional team structures that reward collaborators over "lone wolves." Members of these teams often have complex reporting relationships, rather than a single boss, which makes it essential for goals to be aligned across departments or teams.

In matrix organizations, where team members represent various departments/functions, the lines of decision-making are often blurred; it’s not always clear who is in charge, or who has the ultimate decision-making authority.

In many cases, team leaders lack the skills to boost cooperation and communication within their teams, and team members often lack the skills to collaborate effectively.

Join Rick Lepsinger, Managing Partner of OnPoint Consulting for an exciting webinar during which you will:

  • Learn how cross functional teaming has evolved over the past 10 years
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of cross functional teamwork
  • Learn the four prerequisites for effective cross-functional teamwork
  • Learn how Hyundai Capital overcame the challenges of cross-functional teamwork and built a powerful global business
 

Biography

Rick Lepsinger is Managing Partner of OnPoint Consulting and has a thirty-five year track record of success as a human resource consultant and executive. He was a Founder and Managing Partner of Manus, a human capital consulting firm, which he grew to over $4 million in revenue and sold to Right Management Consultants, a large global consulting company. At Right, Rick was the Managing Vice President of the Northeast and Eastern Canadian Consulting Practice where he was responsible to 55 professionals and grew the region’s revenue from $7 million to $20 million.

The focus of Rick’s work has been on helping organizations close the gap between strategy and execution, work effectively in a matrix organization, identify and develop future leaders, and lead and collaborate in a virtual environment.

He has served as a consultant to leaders and management teams at AIG, AmeriGas, Amway, Astra-Zeneca, Autodesk, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Coca-Cola Company, Eisai Inc., GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Hartford Steamboiler, Honeywell, Hyundai Capital, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc., Pitney Bowes, PPL, Prudential, and Siemens Medical Systems among others.

Rick has extensive experience in formulating and implementing strategic plans, managing change, and talent management. He has addressed executive conferences and made presentations to leadership teams on the topics of leader effectiveness, strategy execution, managing change, performance management, executive assessment, and developing and using competency models to enhance organizational performance. Rick was on the faculty of GE’s Management Development Course for four years and taught a full day program on Making GE Global Matrix Work.

Rick has authored or co-authored five books on leadership and organizational effectiveness, including:

 
Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices
(co-author with Dr. Gary Yukl), published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer
Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide to Working and Leading From a Distance
(co-author with Darleen DeRosa), published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley
The Art and Science of 360° Feedback
(co-author with Toni Lucia), published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer
The Art and Science of Competency Models (co-author with Toni Lucia), published by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.



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