The success of any business rests on the ability of the executive team to work together effectively, make the right decisions quickly and mutually support each other in addressing the strategic concerns of the business. As a result, the quality of the relationships amongst executive team members is crucial at the best of times, and becomes mission critical in times of great change – like mergers, acquisitions and turnarounds.
However, the reality is that often the efforts and energies of individual executives are dissipated in interpersonal challenges. The absence of strong relationships and mutual trust in the boardroom mean executives spend time battling differences, feeling drained by relationship challenges, defending themselves and justifying their position rather than harnessing the creativity and energy in the team to drive the business forwards.
At the same time, recent research confirms that about 40% of senior leaders are more distracted and less productive because of relationship challenges at home – often caused by stresses at work. Outstanding performance as an executive team and as a business lie in the ability of each executive to build quality relationships both at work and at home.
The 4 Habits © for Executive Teams workshop equips board members to “turn up” well to relationships, build strong, supportive relationships around them, model a relationship-centred culture and work effectively with others to achieve remarkable results.
AS A RESULT OF COMPLETING THIS LIVE CLASS, PARTICIPANTS WILL:
- understand and respect different personalities, workstyles and approaches so they can leverage each other’s strengths and compensate for weaknesses (Habit #1: Be CURIOUS, not critical),
- be able to anticipate inevitable conflict and manage it well so they use conflict constructively to strengthen relationships and make better decisions (Habit #2: Be CAREFUL, not crushing)
- be able to develop shared perspectives and vulnerability around core values and assumptions so they create relationships of mutual trust and respect (Habit #3: ASK, don’t assume)
- know how to build strong rapport and emotional connection through communicating value and appreciation in meaningful ways (Habit #4: CONNECT, before you correct)
- Be able to achieve better team performance and results through mutual support and accountability, and strengthen their relationships at work, at home and in life.