When the CEO, or any other senior executive, complains that they don’t get the buy-in they expect from their executive team or are concerned that they don’t get constructive push back from their executive colleagues, it could be an opportunity to look at how well “the ball” is being shared in the executive team.
When executive leaders feel left out of the information loop or get information just before the train is going to hit the wall, it’s often the result of unintentional patterns by executives themselves that lead to the isolation syndrome
The executive agenda is not a plan. It is the collective output of your leadership team, as experienced by your key stakeholders. These stakeholders include shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and yes, even competitors.
In the Fall of 1946, Fred Canfil gave a small sign to President Truman, for his desk. It read: “The Buck Stops Here” Canfil, then United States Marshall and a friend of Truman, had seen the sign at the Federal Reformatory in El Reno, Oklahoma and had one made for read more…