Leveraging Fortune 500 Meeting Behaviors

I’ve heard it said that most of an executive’s work is done in meetings.  In fact, many executives I’ve worked with spend the preponderance of their day in meetings, leaving little time for anything else. Because so much time is spent in meetings, making the concerted effort to ensure we have effective meeting practices in […]

The Executive Toolbox: Open and Honest Communications

Why is it important to an executive to build a team that practices open and honest communication? It prevents the phenomena of The Emperor Has No Clothes. We all know the story: no one in the emperor’s court would tell him the fine suit he’d had made, and thought he was wearing in a parade, […]

The Executive Toolbox: Capable and Committed Team Members

A team that is capable is able to achieve what they need to do efficiently. A team that is committed is dedicated to achieving the team’s goals. To be successful, a team, and each member of the team, has to be both. Very often, as a consultant, I’ve worked with clients to make the distinction […]

The Executive Toolbox: Building Team Accountability

Successful teams take accountability for the results they achieve, both as a team and individually. This doesn’t happen accidently. The ability to build accountability with your team and each member of the team is a skill an executive needs to master in order to be successful. Executives often find it difficult to hold their teams […]

The Executive Toolbox: Building Trust

In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni puts trust as the foundation for building a strong team. However, in today’s corporate environment executives I’ve worked with often feel there’s no one they can really trust. Although sometimes this is warranted, building a team who you can trust and who trusts each […]