Nesting can happen quickly in the executive team. It diminishes initiative and ownership in the organization. If you sense the symptoms (see last week’s post) of nesting in your executive team, here are five “anti-nesting” strategies to get your executive team back on track.
Are you struggling to deliver on your strategy? Is there a Lack of urgency in your organization? Your executive team could be suffering from “executive nesting”. Read more here.
It is flattering to have a cartoon created about the work that I do, but instead of blowing the horn of self-promotion, let’s unpack the work of Ted Teo. Ted’s an expert podcaster and understands that the cartoon format harnesses two powerful communication intensifiers, one being that a cartoon tells a story. All too often people rattle of statistics without tying it to a story. While facts tell us what happened, a story tells us why it matters. Secondly, a cartoon is visual, and our brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than text messages. We all know the saying, “a picture is work a thousand words” yet only the master communicators put this into practice.
Teams that spend too much time on artificial challenges do not perform as well as those that focus on natural challenges. Keep your eyes and your ears on the artificial – natural challenges balance in your team.
Vowing to throw everyone overboard and start anew or promising to let everyone keep their jobs and maintain the status quo are poor approaches to building a highly effective leadership team. Use the “filter five questions” to support who stays and who leaves the leadership team. It is a pragmatic filiter to improve leadership team performance and organizational results.
For action oriented, results-driven executives, it is very easy to jump into business issues too deeply and overlook what is happening in the leadership team. How does the oxygen mask rule lead to better performance in your leadership team?