You can do many things this year. Many will keep you busy and maintain the status quo. Other actions will serve as a catalyst and contribute to the highest vision you have for yourself and your business. Keep your focus at the crossroads.
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?
Leadership teams can benefit from executive team guardrails, designed to help teams stay safe, become effective and focus on what only they can do.
Once the day gets rolling, it is difficult to get the quiet moments needed to reset our mindfulness, resilience, and well-being. This is why it is ultra important to manage our well-being moments of truth.
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.
When team conversations and discussions become too internally oriented, they are focusing on what I call artificial challenges. Teams that have an outward-bound orientation (customers, new opportunities in the marketplace) focus on natural challenges, outside the business.
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.
How do use your muscle, or power, as a leader? To drive immediate action or influence others to act?