Is your executive meeting the best meeting in the company? If it is not, do not rest until you have a plan in place to make it the “gold standard meeting”, one that sets an example for every meeting in your organization.
What leadership types are present in your executive team? How do you ensure that your leadership team is comprised of balanced players, and not functional fanatics, committe comrades or operational addicts that hurt you as a team that aspires to play at its best?
We must not sit on the back of old habits and patterns. How are you ensuring that you are riding after the right things this year?
Our ability to create alternatives, develop options and select choices in the challenging situations that confront us, remains one of our most precious gifts. Make the most of your choices and share the gift of non-judgement generously with those around you this holiday season.
Organizational drama, sometimes called the “Best Management Tool Battle” takes place when people fall in love with their tools and miss what is really happening around them.
If you or any other senior executive, complain 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.
A setback is an important sign that we are in a “learning zone”. If you are not experiencing setbacks, chances are you have wrapped yourself up too tightly in the comfort zone. Do not let setbacks keep you down, instead use the S.A.C.R.E.D. frame to help you move through them.
Strategy that focuses on helping customers, creating value, or enabling people do something better or different than they did it before, is a solid foundation for an emotionally compelling strategy.
Leadership teams fall short of their strategic ambitions, in many instances, because they settle for strategy authorship, rather than strategic ownership. Just because a leadership team has created strategy (authorship) does not mean they and the organization own it.
There are many reasons to create an ownership culture in your organization. There is no reason to start this anywhere except in the executive team.