When I speak to CEOs and other top leaders, I’ll often hear one of the following comments:“My leadership team is new. We have a lot to accomplish together, but we’ve not yet come together as a cohesive unit.”“I’ve an established group of high-performing functional managers, but they are not a high-performing team of cross-functional business leaders.”And yet

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In previous articles we’ve looked at the example of Google and started to think about coaching the team, as a team, as a way to help the whole team reimagine success and collectively identify the patterns and roadblocks currently limiting its performance. The question then becomes: can I do this myself as the team leader, or should I

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If you want to take your team from good to great, you need to rethink the assumptions and mental models that are keeping you stuck at good. When we find new and more powerful ways of thinking about teams, new avenues and opportunities become clearer. One of the mental models that has quite probably found its way into

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As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you make sure you spend more time on the strategic topics you know really need to be addressed and not so much time on operational topics?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss senior leadership teams getting stuck

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As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you feel when after a leadership retreat you come up with a bunch of incredible ways to up-level your business, but a few months later, all those ideas have died a quiet death, and business is much the same as before?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused

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As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you do when your leadership team meetings aren’t the strategic decision-making powerhouses that you’d like and when they’re frankly a bit “meh”? What’s the #1 issue your team really needs to breakthrough right now?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and

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As a CEO or other senior leader, how balanced are the discussions in your team meetings? Are they productive and inspiring or long-winded and unbalanced?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to deal with and improve the quality of your leadership team discussions permanently so

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As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you think about the quality of conversations in your leadership team? Are they bold and honest, or are there important issues that are not being surfaced?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to create the right

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As a CEO or other senior leader, what do you do when everyone in your leadership team is focused on their functional silos? What are the specific negative impacts of silo-thinking?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what it looks like when your leadership team are

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As a CEO or other senior leader, do you think your team is not taking ownership of problems?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss what causes high achievers to fail to take ownership of problems. We also discuss specific strategies for CEOs who want to increase

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As a CEO or other senior leader, how do you know what’s holding your executive team back? And holding it back from what?Today we’re continuing Season 3, focused on High Value-Creating Leadership Teams.Richard Medcalf and Davina Stanley discuss how to build an objective view of what’s holding your team back from greater impact. We also

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As a CEO or other senior leader how do you know if your executive team is under-performing? If they are, how do you get them to become a high performing team?Today we’re starting Season 3 of the Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast: High Value-Creating Leadership Teams. Richard Medcalf is joined by Davina Stanley, CEO of the

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How do you accelerate learning to learn faster than your market?We live in a fast changing world, in 2020 more than ever. As a CEO or other senior leader, the key is adaptation and it’s all about learning. Are you learning faster than your market? Faster than your competitors? In this episode we’re continuing our series

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When you’re navigating complex, volatile and uncertain times, it’s incredibly valuable to step back as a leadership team and plan some bold moves. But when a physical leadership retreat may not be possible, is it really worth thinking about a virtual leadership offsite? Isn’t that just too painful? In this article we put forward some bold virtual leadership retreat

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When you’re leading through a crisis, there are a series of shockwaves that are going to hit you, your team and your business. If you know what they are, and you have a model to think through their implications, then you can anticipate what’s going to be happening and be ahead of the curve. There are three

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In the current situation of 100% remote working and social distancing imposed by the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis, it’s more important than ever to create a sense of engagement and ownership in your team. But these key principles are timeless and should be in every leader’s toolbox at every stage of the economic cycle. William is a

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I just got off the phone with a senior leader at a multinational. He’s experienced, highly competent and in the middle of a turnaround situation. During our call, I asked him “so what’s your vision for your team next year? How do they need to grow and step up? What would you like them to be doing

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Do you know this issue? You have very capable, strong performers on your leadership team, but team meetings and discussions are… unsatisfying! It’s so frustrating because you know the calibre of people in the room and you know the team could be accomplishing so much more together.Well, I’ve been working with a couple of really strong,

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Time and time again leaders watch as pivotal moments get forgotten and real opportunity to play at a new level fades away. Here’s how to stop that from happening.How most leaders cripple team developmentWe’ve all been there. You turn up to the annual team offsite meeting. You suddenly remember what happened at last year’s meeting. Or

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Strong, strategic leaders are an incredible asset – but they can easily and permanently undermine the long-term success of the team. Here’s how you can avoid this common but often unseen pitfall.Superstar leader, strong team – but growing disengagementI was working with the Senior Leadership Team of a UK company. 10 experienced people around the table,

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