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S3E4: “Everyone’s focused on their functional silos.”

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 functionally focused, the specific negative impacts of silo-thinking, and ways to shift your executive team into a more collaborative and organisation-first approach.

You'll learn:

  • What the “loyalty test” is and how to use it
  • The “Two Hats” model to understand roles & responsibilities
  • How to shift focus away from silo thinking
  • Why you should stop thinking about optimising the performance of your functional teams, and what to do instead

“How do people succeed in your executive team? By delivering on functional objectives, or by leading cross-functionally?"

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