Operational expertise, strategic thinking, and working with others are valued assets in the leadership team,yet when executives play to their strengths too strongly and resist the call to become a balanced player, executive teams struggle. How do you encourage your leaders to expand beyond their strengths to become balanced players?
All too often, the s.m.a.r.t. goal setting process is simply a word smith exercise to maintain the the status quo. Learn the real art of s.m.a.r.t. in this post.
Executives often say that when they look back at their team transformation process, the fireside chats, with its non-judgmental atmosphere, were team-tipping points for them. How do you get to the real heart of the emotions, concerns, and ambitions of your leadership team?
Business breakthroughs don’t just happen. How are you and your executive team setting the example for breakthrough thinking, acting, and results in your organization?
How often have we watched people from the same organization, talk to each other in the same language and still take different meanings from the conversation? Here’s a gentle reminder that what you say isn’t always what people understand.
Losing your head as a professional, especially as an executive leader, can be devastating for your reputation, your organizational culture and hinders high performance. Here’s a tool to help you keep your head, and your cool, in tough situations.
Have you ever asked the executive team for more resources or a bigger investment and came away empty handed? All too often the presenters, with legitimate needs, were talking about small rocks. Learn how to build “big rock” presentations that help you get the resources and investments you need to succeed.
Visualizations and picture language are an important part of any strategic narrative. Learn how to use the power of a postcard to carry your company’s strategy forward successfully.
It’s the two year anniversary for “Executive Ownershift, Creating Highly Effective Leadership Teams”. Let me make the following offer on this two year anniversary: If you (or your organization) order 100 copies of Executive Ownership, Creating Highly Effective Leadership Teams, I’ll spend day with you, your leadership team or another part of your organization that would profit from leadership team excellence. Contact me via LinkedIn or via my web site for details on this limited offer, looking forward to another terrific two years supporting your executive ownershift.
Are you and your leadership team practicing patience and discipline to craft a meaningful and inspiring “what” for your company’s future before dropping down into strategic implementation, or the “how”? If you are interested in developing your strategic leadership skills, consider joining me and other strategic leaders to strengthen these skills this October in Munich.