In recent times, it has become commonly accepted that no one person is likely to have sufficient skills, knowledge and vision to guide an organisation, division or function through the complex maze of a rapidly changing work place. In today’s organisations, leadership is now seen as a shared function amongst top team members where collective wisdom, the sharing of knowledge and joint decision-making is the norm.
In order for a top team to be effective it is crucial that team members learn to separate their role and potential bias, as representatives of their respective business functions, from their role as a member of the top team with collective responsibility for providing leadership for the business as a whole.
At CPS, we are constantly aware of the powerful forces that can prevail around top team tables, based on established patterns of behaviour that may no longer be appropriate. One consequence of this may be reduced leadership effectiveness.
Offering a neutral, non-judgemental environment, CPS has the skills to unlock the potential within top teams by helping:
We will also work with a top team to help it:
We will use our skills to help top teams recognise, confront and, where necessary, change any ingrained, repetitive, unconscious behaviours that may be confounding successful team-working.
Individual behavioural issues unearthed during the course of this process, which may have a negative impact on team performance, are usually dealt with separately in one-to-one mentoring and coaching sessions.See One-to-One Executive Mentoring and Coaching
CPS believes that progress can be made over a relatively short period of time. A typical format would be three, two-hour meetings with a gap of four to six weeks between meetings. This allows teams to have time to reflect on and experiment with new forms of behaviour.
To create the most effective working environment, we encourage meetings to take place away from the team's normal workplace.