Don’t Let Executive Team Dynamics Derail your Year-End Business Planning

Executive team dynamics can get in the way of developing and executing next year's strategies. Here’s why—and how to identify the elephant in the room. A healthy executive team rationally looks at last year’s performance and devises a clear strategy that sets the business up for success. But when team dynamics clouds the picture, strategies and budgets wind up weak or incomplete. And team members don’t fully commit to the plans, objectives, and actions necessary for success. Sometimes, these issues stem from legitimate disagreements about the best path forward. Other times, executives lack the skills and ability to align, a [...]

Consultant Lists 10 Symptoms of Management Dysfunction

Miami, FL, December 5, 2007 -- John Thain, CEO of Merrill Lynch, has pledged to revamp the bank's culture in response to insufficient management team co-operation that he believes could have contributed to the $8bn mortgage write down according to the Financial Times on December 3, 2007. "Thain's acknowledgement of culture and Management Dysfunction as a key contributor to poor business results is a courageous admission and other CEOs should be investigating it as well," said Matthew Levy, CEO of Results Management Group. "The impact on corporate culture of poor executive level collaboration may be the single most underestimated cause [...]

2021-08-10T11:14:40-05:00By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting Results: 5 Elements of Effective Strategy Execution

There are some critical elements of strategy execution that we can implement today by being more effective in our conversations with our colleagues. As we model these aspects of effectiveness, we will dramatically alter our results and the way work gets done. In the areas that you are not getting the business results you seek, which one or more of these 5 aspects are missing? 1. Relationships Relationships are the foundation of all accomplishment. If a relationship isn’t one of trust and support then it can’t handle straight open communication and results suffer. Do all your relationships support the results [...]

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Transforming Corporate Results: Five Critical Factors for CEO Success

CEO success depends on the ability to fulfill the ultimate responsibility: leading the company boldly into the future and inspiring and guiding people to achieve specific results. After years of consulting with and coaching executives from the likes of GE, Motorola, Chevron, BHP Billiton and also many much smaller companies, I'm sure that that transforming corporate results must be driven from the top -- and then supported throughout the company. CEOs that are able to align their executive team with a bold and compelling vision, empower it to begin the task of mobilizing the rest of the company. Senior executives [...]

2021-08-10T10:35:19-05:00By |CEO, Executive Team, Leadership, Managing Execution, Organizational Alignment|Comments Off on Transforming Corporate Results: Five Critical Factors for CEO Success
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