Alignment is the Cornerstone of Great Leadership Teams

In very simple terms a leadership team is aligned when all members of the team work in sync to accomplish a common purpose. More specifically, an aligned leadership team debates well, proactively supports each other, is laser focused on what is most important, and is committed to learning and improving. Perhaps most importantly, an aligned leadership team has confidence in its ability to get back in sync after inevitable periods of dysfunction.

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Ask Jeremy Jones Podcast

Jack McGuinness interviewed by Jeremy Jones on his "How successful people become more successful podcast."  Jack discusses one of his favorite business books called "What got you here, won't get you there" written by Marshall Goldsmith, the guru of executive coaches.

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Tips to Reenergize Your Leadership Team

All leadership teams have the opportunity to serve as force multipliers for their organizations where the team’s impact goes far beyond the contributions of individual team members. Leadership teams work hard to shape long-term visions and missions that rally employees, shepherd the execution of strategies that set their organizations apart from competitors, and define values that form strong cultural foundations.

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Is Poor Structure Holding Your Leadership Team Back?

We define leadership team structure as the arrangement and organization of the tangible interrelated elements of a leadership team. These elements include a leadership team's distinct purpose, the unique enterprise focused roles that comprise a leadership team and the rhythm with which a leadership team manages itself.

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Jack McGuinness
4 Principles for Building Great Leadership Teams

It is no longer good enough (perhaps it never was) to simply put together a group of talented, experienced executives and assume that they will morph into a high-performing leadership team without at least some focus and effort. In this post we will describe 4 pragmatic principles that we believe are essential for building a great leadership team that can operate effectively in today’s fast-paced and complex environment.

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Measuring Team Effectiveness

At the most rudimentary level, an effective team is defined as one that has impact above and beyond the individual contributions of any one team member. This ‘above and beyond impact’ can be measured at multiple levels: Intangible Performance, Structural & Relational Metrics, and Business Results.

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