Connecting Top Managers Developing Executive Teams for Business Success

ISBN-10: 0137071566
ISBN-13: 9780137071562
Edition: 2011 (Revised)
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Improving executive teamwork is the fastest, best way to improve engagement, retention, productivity, agility, and overall business performance. Now, two renowned leadership consultants show how to objectively assess current leadership team performancehellip; move individual "superstars" towards wholehearted collaborationhellip; overcome disconnects between leadership and everyone elsehellip; translate leadership team excellence into extraordinary results.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction A Pack of Top Dogs
Who This Book is For
Who We Are
How the Book is Organized
Time Is Precious
Endnotes
Executive Team Execution
Definitions of Success
Measures of Success
Business Results
Financial Performance
Customer Retention and Satisfaction
Strategic Implementation
Daily Team Effectiveness
Decision-making Success
Relationship Building
The Team's Reputation Within the Organization
Talent Development
Bench Strength and Succession Planning
Management Team Capacity
Leadership Team Growth
The Workplace
Organizational Culture
Employee Engagement and Retention
Organizational Agility
Which Indicators Should You Measure?
Endnotes
The Clash of Titans: Executive Teaming
What Is Executive Teaming?
Dysfunction Reverberates
Holding Yourself to a High Standard
Two Executive Teaming Skills
Ensure Differences Don't Lead to Clashes
Practice Partnership at All Times
The Traits of Leadership Team Partnership
Shared Purpose
Shared Ownership
Mutual Trust
Critical Thinking
Shared Success and Failure
Effective Inclusion and Communication
Partnership Techniques
Don't Try to Control Peers
Spend Time Together
Resolve Relationship Problems
Represent Each Other Well
Never Bad Mouth
Own Problems and Challenges
Be Humble
Know Their Needs
Working on Your Teaming Skills
Endnotes
Meetings Are Money
The Cost of Meetings Index
Value of Meetings Hurdle
Why Are You Meeting?
Endnotes
Culture Is the Context and Often the Answer
What Is an Organization's Culture?
How Are Organizational Cultures Formed and Changed?
Improving the Organization's Culture
Define the Desired Culture
Define the Current Culture
Assess Capacity for Change (C4C)
Create Plan for Cultural Improvement
Be the Culture
Endnotes
They Are All Moments of Truth
Be Fast or Fail
Successful Moments of Truth
How to Quickly Make a Positive Impact and Build Relationships
Trust
Credibility
Familiarity
Connection to You and the Team
Connection to the Organization
Interest, Passion, and Enrollment
Clarity, Commitment, and Focus
Make a Splash!
All for One, One for All
Endnotes
Getting Better Together
Leadership Team Member Capabilities
More Than Competencies
Intra-Team Talent Reviews
Peer Coaching
Team Assignments
Team Development Events
Endnotes
Creating an Agile Organization
A Primer on Organizational Agility
What Is Organizational Agility?
Model of Organizational Agility
Focus
Resources
Performance
Five Benefits of Organizational Agility
Organizational Agility: Two Scenarios
Assessment: How Agile Is Your Organization?
Individual and Leadership Team Agility
Endnotes
Leadership Team Strategies for Remaining Union-Free
10 Early Warning Signs
10 Reasons Employees Organize
12 Issues Targeted by Unions
12 Reasons for Union-Organizing Success
Be Visible and Known and Build Relationships at All Levels
Measure and Improve Your Organization's Connectivity Index
Ensure Role Clarity for Management Positions
Shore Up Management Fundamentals from Top to Bottom
Endnotes
Conclusion: A Manifesto About Love and Leadership
Will You Go for the Gold?
Executive Team Execution
The Clash of Titans: Executive Teaming
Meetings are Money
Culture is the Context and Often the Answer
They are All Moments of Truth
Getting Better Together
Creating an Agile Organization
Leadership Team Strategies for Remaining Union-Free
Endnotes
Appendix: The Leadership Team Excellence Assessment
The Leadership Team Survey
How We Measure Success
How We Spend Time Together
How We Impact Organizational Excellence
The Leadership Team Survey with Discussion Notes
How We Measure Success
How We Spend Time Together
How We Impact Organizational Excellence
The Leadership Team Survey as a Tool for Development
References
About the Authors
Index

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