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Cross-Functional Leadership

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Leadership is cross-functional when you are leading teams that do not all report to you - leading with Influence, rather than authority. Particular Leadership challenges are introduced when a project's goals are not in complete Alignment with the performance goals of different departments.
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    The Practica AI Coach helps you improve in Cross-Functional Leadership by using your current work challenges as opportunities to improve. The AI Coach will ask you questions, instruct you on concepts and tactics, and give you feedback as you make progress.
  2. Common Cross-Functional Leadership Challenges

    These are common challenges people face when gaining expertise in cross-functional leadership. Tackling these challenges head-on can help you learn this skill quicker.

    I'm a product manager at a tech company. I'm responsible for leading a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and marketers. I'm having a hard time aligning the team's goals and priorities. Each function has its own objectives and sometimes it feels like we are working in silos, which leads to miscommunication and inefficiency. What should I do to foster better collaboration and make sure that everyone is working towards the same vision and goals?
    I'm a software engineering leader at a fast-paced startup. We have recently adopted an agile development methodology and are trying to implement cross-functional teams. However, there is resistance from some team members who are used to working in specialized roles and are hesitant to make the change. This is causing friction and slowing down our progress. How can I encourage and empower team members to embrace cross-functional collaboration and take ownership of tasks beyond their traditional roles?
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