Whether you’re new to the role or you’ve been at it for a while, the top position requires keeping an eye on many balls. To start, you can’t lead until you’ve got your own house in order. The time is now to reassess your strengths, identify those detailers, find that life purpose, and craft a compelling leadership brand. An experienced executive coach, who has been through more than one economic cycle, can be that confidant, champion, sounding board and person who’ll hold you accountable and tell you the truth. We’ve worked with over 700 leaders in 19 counties and dozens of senior executives on on-boarding, leadership development, communications and leading major change initiatives.
Executive team building
Get your department heads together. Develop them as leaders. Together, answer:
- What business are we in?
- What external trends do we need to pay attention to?
- How can we balance current operational goals with a compelling future state vision?
- What do we value and how to we help transform the culture?
Most organizations develop 1 – 3 year plans. 86% of executive teams spend less than an hour per month discussing strategy. Defining a compelling vison and a plan to achieve it has to be a priority in order to thrive through chaotic times. We’ve designed and facilitated visioning, strategic planning, executive team development and board retreats for dozens of companies. We’ll partner with you and your team to achieve breakthrough results.
Your role as key conduit to the board, your role here is to engage, yet guide, define your vision while you help define boundaries between the board and the organization. This sensitive balancing act takes extraordinary business insight, emotional intelligence, governance acumen and servant leadership. We’ve helped boards and the top executives conduct CEO reviews, run successful strategic planning sessions, define guiding principles and governance structures and organizational development.
Many organizations will discover too late that survival mode is no longer adequate. A shift has occurred, requiring leaders to exercise more than situational awareness used to identify immediate short-term financial trends. Leaders in the New Normal 2.0 must open their eyes to emerging, even sometimes barely detectable, long-term shifts in the societal and global business marketplace.
Leaders must take fundamental action in three ways. Leaders must assess how relevant trends impact their organizations, create responsive and compelling mission statements and then develop strategies using the right set of master disciplines. Organizations that follow these steps will do more than survive in the New Normal 2.0., they will thrive.