Leadership Team Development

Leadership team dysfunction

Executive Team Dysfunction – Clashing Personalities or Something Else?

Hewsons’ Consultant: ‘How’s the executive team performing?”, HR Manager: “There’s real issues between some members that everyone is aware of, but no- one is talking about or dealing with. The individuals talk to me and I’ve tried to support them getting resolution but I’m struggling”. What scenario does the HR manager’s response to the question …

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What does accountability actually mean?

People being more accountable, in my experience, is one of the top 3 outcomes that executives want from their leaders and any leadership development programme. But do they know what they are actually asking for? What accountability actually means to most organisations is meeting targets or budgets or cutting staff when the market turns bad …

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Is your team’s future being determined by the past?

I am coming into a new team this week, always a fascinating time.  Speaking with each member of a team is a challenging process for me – trying to understand the business they are in, its drivers and its constraints, and the individuals themselves.    Each business, team and individual is unique, however with teams …

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Why your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness

It’s always the same – when you discuss your strengths, you feel validated, and when you discuss your weaknesses, you feel invalidated. We think strengths are good, and weaknesses are bad. There have been books and articles written on focusing on strengths and downplaying weaknesses, for example, “The 10 most important personality traits for career …

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Is your leadership team a team of leaders or a group of managers?

This sounds like a dumb question but when I look back on the number of executive and leadership teams we’ve worked with in organisations it’s clear to me that in many instances the members of those teams were technically competent, and nice people, but not great leaders. That begs a couple of questions, the first …

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Why your success comes down to honouring commitments

I am defining commitments as a pledge (includes agreements and promises) you make to yourself and/or others about your state of ‘being’, how you will behave, what course of action you will take and what outcomes you will produce. The degree to which you stay true to your commitments and restrict actions that are inconsistent …

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