Executive Team Dysfunction:
When executive teams are struggling to work together, the impact can be felt throughout the entire company. Communication is strained, strategic direction is unclear, turf is unreasonably protected and subordinates are often forced to take sides. Worse, trust is eroded to the point where any internal attempt to improve the situation is met with suspicion and resistance. At this point, the best hope for prompt resolution is to call ExecuBridge.
We are experts in team facilitation and have successfully addressed very serious issues around trust, collaboration, selfishness, turf building, subterfuge, abrasive personalities and executives at cross-purposes. We get executive teams to agree on strategic prioritization of limited resources and to keep their focus on a manageable number of mission-critical objectives.
As expert facilitators, we take the time to clearly understand the objectives prior to accepting any assignment. This often involves speaking and/or meeting individually with members of the executive team to gather perspective, prior to the event. Once the central problem is identified and the goals are crystal clear, objectives are developed for the facilitation. A unique aspect of our facilitation process is that we discourage putting-off decisions for future discussions, rather, groups are encouraged to make decisions and commitments during the session. Follow-up sessions are often scheduled to ensure that commitments are kept and momentum is maintained.
As independent facilitators who are unattached to any particular business outcome, trust is quickly built among the team because we have no agenda. Our only objective is to drive toward agreement, commitment and momentum.
We are true facilitators who seek collaboration and agreement, but we are quick to address those executives who are resistant and an impediment to progress. Our independence insures that we can't be bullied, manipulated or played. And since we are outsiders, an executive who is angling for political advantage won't get any traction, so we can get straight down to problem solving, making decisions and getting commitments.
There’s simply no question that hiring a professional, outside facilitator can dramatically improve the effectiveness and business impact of executive teams struggling with collaboration. In addition, facilitation can be very helpful with planning sessions, seminars and offsite workshops.
Let's have a conversation about your team dynamics and how our facilitation process will improve your situation.
ExecuBridge is a CEO Advisory, Executive Coaching and Executive Facilitation firm that is committed to improving the performance of leaders, their executive teams and the results of the organizations they lead.
Our unique approach results in clarity of focus, alignment of team objectives and accountability for execution. Our clients experience rapid improvements in executive effectiveness, leadership impact, team performance and business results.
Our work behind the scenes has quietly guided hundreds of senior executives toward crisp decisions, improved business results and rapid career advancement; many of these leaders are now widely recognized as the top executives in their industry.
Our CEO, John D. Callos:
Mr. Callos advises Boards, CEOs and their executive teams on leadership impact, executive effectiveness and execution. His work involves confidential CEO and Board advisory services, executive coaching, executive team offsites, keynote speeches and performance assessments of leaders and their teams.
Mr. Callos writes extensively about leadership issues, he has addressed thousands of executives in his speeches on coaching and accountability and has personally advised hundreds of the nation's top CEOs, business executives and Board members.
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