You know how it is. You’re never quite sure if your team will do what it says it will – or there seems to be a disconnect between what you say and what they do…… or they seem to be working hard and working long hours – and yet the deadlines are still not met.
Or the energy seems to be dipping but no-one will tell you why.
Or you’re fed up with team meetings where nobody speaks – or everybody speaks over each other – or some people speak a lot and others say nothing at all. And it’s hard to stick to the agenda with so many ‘tangents’ in the room.
Or they are ‘there’ in the room but not really ‘there’…. distracted, unfocused….. dare I say bored?
And what’s also in the room is an elephant. Or a herd of them. But you’re not quite sure how to address it.
And change fatigue? Don’t even go there!
You have a group of highly talented, highly paid individuals and yet……
You’re feeling overwhelmed yourself with everything on your plate – so where on earth to start?
Yes, it can be tough leading a senior team! If all of the above apply you’ve got serious issues. (Want to sort these out? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are no magic bullets or magic wands (if only!).
But you can start to get your ‘A’ team back by focusing on three key things:
– Clarity of expectations (you probably think these are clear but often there is a set of assumptions which everyone holds. And they are not all the same!);
– Getting yourself from A to B – this is so simple, I’m constantly amazed at how complicated people make it;
– Your own ‘stuff’ – your ability to have candid conversations; your beliefs about good leadership; your confidence or not at dealing with conflict…. The list goes on.
I’m running a masterclass with my colleague Lois Burton to help you focus on these three things in Manchester on 11th May. We’re sharing practical tools as well as doing a ‘deep dive’ to help you see where you might need to shift mindsets, beliefs or habits.
This masterclass is aimed at the leaders of senior teams.