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Leaders need to overcome their dysfunctions to become a high performing team

To become a high performing leadership team you need to begin with what’s deeply inside each of you as a leader and how you collaborate and cohere as a team.
 

How? Well, to do this you need to improve as many of these common issues as are relevant:

- Teamwork.
- Toxic individuals.
- Low staff moral.
- Ego, manipulation and control.
- Lack of commitment and accountability.
- Internal conflict
- Resistance to improvement or change.
- Lack of vision, and ruthless pursuit of profit without purpose. 
(Recognise any of these?)

At its worst these are all fear based symptoms of ‘entropy’ (disorder) that ultimately lead to low performance. Resolving these isn't trivial.

I care about coaching your executive team to develop your leadership skills - so you can excel. My approach to leadership team development is focused on collaboration and cohesion to:

- Deepen relationships with others.

- Learn emotional intelligence skills.

- Be open, honest and trusting.

- Be stronger through conflict.

- Buy-in to decisions with one voice.

- Think from your buyers' perspectives.

- Strategy planning around what matters.

- Take ownership and responsibility. 

- Have happy satisfied employees.

" For our team, Andrew taught us the value and power of trust.  It was the key that unlocked our 'magic'  and together we were able to make oursleves into a great team.  (MD of a Construction company) "

Becoming a high performing team takes effort and time.  One of the approaches I have adapted for use with many teams is based around: trust, openness, commitment and accountability. In essence these are the steps that I work together with you as a whole leadership team....

Firstly - build trust. Leaders need to learn how to be open about mistakes and weaknesses to build a foundation of trust with each other.

Secondly - buildng on trust, is then about overcoming: the fear of conflict, and artificial harmony. Being open to harnessing conflict is crucial.

Thirdly - a lack of healthy conflict & open debate creates ambiguity.  This leads to a lack of buy-in. Therefore Leaders need to agree to rules and principles that clarify issues, expose assumptions and enable leaders to commit to decisions.

Fourthly -  because of a lack of buy-in, leaders develop an avoidance of accountability. Agreeing to rules and principles holds each other to account instead.

Finally - failure to be accountable leads to an in-attention of collective results and individual needs are put before the team. So avoid politics & ego to deliver growth and value based results instead. 

The video below - powerful language structures and phrases used by high performing leaders.

What if... your leadership team adopted these too?

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Faciltating work of this nature requires skill and expertise.  I have honed this framework with many teams and they always 'deliver the goods' and change for the better.

 

I help you as a leadership team to take on these leadership skills. When you can look introspectively at yourself and commit to making changes to beliefs, habits and behaviours, then you will begin to realise your talents and full potential to perform at your very best.  The profound thing about doing this type of work in a whole team, is that it has an exponentially positive effect.

 

I combine this work with other approaches to develop leadership teams. For more information please contact me.


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