Working through distrust is a fundamental hurdle to overcome for any high performing leadership team. The absence of trust at senior management levels will eventually lead to serious consquences arising - destabilising your team and organisation.
So spending time learning how to build trust is an essential process for any leadership team. Done genuinely and skilfully, then trust becomes a foundational principle that begins to bond you all as leaders and becomes the cornerstone of team building and creating a winning culture.
I coach and facilitate your leadership teams to develop your own sense of strong mutual enduring trust. Trust me, I know how necessary it is to develop this vital capacity as a team. I’d love to help your top teams do the same.Learn more
As a default we all fear conflict and are naturally averse to it. So we prefer to avoid it rather than to face difficult decisions, people and circumstances. However successful leaders know that it is both essential and healthy to develop skills to learn from conflict and use it to help make good decisions.
Harnessing conflict in a team takes courage. I can help you to learn how to become skilled at: healthy debate, challenging dominant people and sharing different viewpoints.
I can also help you as a team to learn how to push through conflict together to make good decisions. Resilience is required to deeply understand important issues thoroughly. So taking the time necessary to learn how to do this is the mark of a successful team.Learn more
Your leadership team will only become effective when you overcome any lack of commitment to each other. High performing teams believe in and share the same goals. They are passionate about their vision and are committed to ‘the purpose’ and doing what matters.
I'd love to facilitate you as a team coaching you to embrace collective commitment and accountability. I can help you to agree on the right behaviours and rules for your team to collectively buy-in to your decisions with one voice and make them stick.
This is demanding learning but done well, you will develop the resilience to become a high performing team.Learn more
Leading others requires significantly more leadership skills than simply managing yourself. As leaders you have to learn how to create those conditions for others in your teams now too. The demands of running today's organisations require a lot more than competency - they require you to draw upon your inner uniqueness and capacity. I believe when leaders spend time learning how to access their own true authentic selves they create a winning business.
I'd love to coach and mentor you, your senior people and facilitate you as a team to learn how to access your true authentic selves. Learning to access your authentic self takes time - it's a transformational process. Let me help you to develop the qualities to operate as a high performing team.Learn more
As leaders it’s really important that you spend time team building to develop and to stretch yourselves into being right people for your organisation. Team building is a prerequisite for any leadership team to become high performing.
Poor habits and unproductive behaviours get amplified the higher-up people progress and become particularly exposed in leadership. So learning the right leadership skills is vital for your people and your organisation.
Through purposeful team building tailored to you as a leadership team, I facilitate your learning to eliminate your unwarranted behaviours and become collectively smart together.
I'd love to help you with your team building.
I believe that you can’t become a high performing team just by having the best, most intelligent leaders on your team. Emotional intelligence is also more than managing your numbers and KPI's etc. Instead high performing teams learn how to add value by working smart together.
To work smart together requires leaders to develop collective emotional intelligence. It's about purpose and meaning and 'tuning-in' to the team narrative that sits behind your business.
Executives and leadership teams I have worked with value the practical processes I use to help them to become emotionally intelligent. Leaders are then more resilient, empathetic and make better decisions as a team.
I'd love to help you as a leadership team do the same.Learn more
Being a leader means taking responsibility and caring about others too - it’s not an easy job. So you need to learn the subtle art of 'internal cohesion' - it’s about finding meaning and being happy in your own skin. Being fulfilled at work, means being happy at home and vice-versa.
I would love to work closely with you and your fellow executives to coach you to discover your own internal cohesion. Done well this means that you contribute more of yourself to your leadership role - that's important!
Business today is about reaching for 'big goals' that create new, innovative and exciting opportunities for your growth as well as for your buyers. So it is essential as a leadership team to be clear about your purpose and meaning; how you want to contribute to make a better world; how you make a difference and importantly too - working well together.
This requires you to think creatively, but many leaders don't find this easy. Done well though, creative thinking significantly boosts your ability to plan ahead for an audacious and bold future.
This is where I can help you. I have created a tried and tested practical process, which focuses on growth and change using a uniquely creative thinking approach. I call this: 'The Big Think'. It is a very insightful process.Learn more
As leaders, it is indeed possible to develop your leadership skills so you can build a high performance team. To do this means paying attention to your culture defined by you as an executive team. Get this right and it creates high levels of effectiveness, strong employee engagement and the pursuit of excellence throughout your organisation.
Executive teams that develop good leadership skills and strong well defined internal cultures attract talented people, and build strong brands that lead to commercial success.
I would love to apply my coaching skills to help facilitate a tailor-made programme for your senior teams. I will help you shape a great desired culture and future for your organisation.
To become a high performing leadership team you need to regularly spend time giving each other open, honest, frank feedback on strengths and weaknesses. That way you are all being accountable and committed to one another's development. However holding-back feedback is not being honest and open to yourself or to others either. Ultimately trust breaks down and performance levels are considerably lowered.
High performing teams know how essential feedback is to stretch each other. Teams that I have worked with learn to embrace feedback and become far stronger for it. I can help your leadership team to do the same. A hall-mark of a successful team is its eagerness to continually improve and play to each others' strengths - feedback is a great vehicle to do just that!Learn more
To be a high performing leadership team and create an effective working culture starts with your top people. Building a great work place where everybody counts requires demanding standards from you as a leadership to be at your best. It will also mean you have to build a high degree of trust between each other..
Creating a Team Charter is an approach I use to coach, mentor and facilitate you to commit and be accountable to each other. It will help you to build the leadership skills you need to buy-in to difficult decisions.
This is not easy work to do. It is demanding and requires discipline. Done well, you will define your own set of agreed rules and behaviours that keep you on-track as a high performing team.Learn more
The potential for your senior executives to perform at their very best can be held-back by deeply held personal and potentially limiting values, beliefs, attitudes, outlooks, fears, deficiencies and past histories. Left unchecked they will create dysfunction.
These ‘conditioned’ responses get in the way of allowing your senior managers and talented staff to grow and develop into the leaders that they are meant to be - and need to be for the benefit of your business.
To resolve these issues I have developed a practical leadership development programme that allows you and your senior people and teams to transform together; discover your authentic selves and boost your emotional intelligence as well.Learn more
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