Your senior leadership team is strong. Why is your organization falling short?

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If your senior leadership team is strong, well-trusted, and committed to your goals, why does your organization seem to be falling short?

One challenge to look for are disconnects between your team, and alignment with the teams below theirs and throughout the organization. If an employee sees a challenge with a deliverable, how open are your managers to really listening to that view?

How open are the lines of communication throughout the organization so that once shared, boots-on-the-ground information is given full consideration? For that matter, what conversations happen after your SLT meetings, where doubts, concerns and disagreements are discussed but not disclosed during your SLT meetings?

One of the ways to test the degree of openness to challenges and disagreements in your organization is to have your senior team interview their direct reports to discover what they really think. Then those leaders repeat the process with their own direct reports. As a leader, you can model and encourage this honest dialogue throughout the organization so that new information and alternative views are heard right away.

What needs to happen in your management teams to enable better productivity?

What is lacking in your meetings?

How keen is your self-awareness so you know when to take charge and when to step back and let the team process the challenge and generate solutions?

The path toward organizational growth and change initiative begins with Inquiry. As a systemic team coach, I will help you take that 30,000 ft view and also look at the connections between departments. Alignment is based on open communication throughout the organization and co-created strategies among key stakeholders.

I’d love to hear from you.

Marjorie Johnson, Executive and Career Coach, Systemic Team Coach and Trainer

Marjorie R. Johnson, LCSW, PCC, is a Certified Practitioner in Team Coaching (Global Team Coaching Institute) and an executive coach.

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