S3E9: "Our leadership team spends too much time on operational topics"

An episode of The Impact Multiplier CEO Podcast

S3E9: “Our leadership team spends too much time on operational topics”

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 in operations. We also discuss the 'identity and purpose conversation' - and how to use it to avoid operational topics from swamping your team agenda.

You'll learn:

  • How leadership teams can slip into focusing on operations more than strategy
  • The two aspects of the interface with your team's own reports that need to be addressed, and practical tips for doing so
  • Why always focusing on the "urgent and important" issues is a bad sign
  • How to spot when you have the wrong structures in place
  • A simple trick to quickly get side-conversations out of the main team meeting

"You need to deal with the whirlwind of operations, but you also need to come out of the storm and work on the structural issues. When you do that, everything changes."

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