Assessing senior leadership teams

A new survey by PwC has revealed the apprehension many chief executives feel about the future of their organizations. Factors such as rising inflation, skills shortages, and changing customer attitudes are encouraging leaders to focus on reinventing their business to face these challenges. The survey asked how the over 4,000 CEOs who responded to the… Continue reading Assessing senior leadership teams

‘The people who are the ultimate arbiters of a team’s results are those who are utilising that product or service’

This month, Jim Link, chief human resources officer for the Society for Human Resources Management, discusses which tools – digital and offline – to utilise in assessing senior leadership teams… If you were asked whether a team was high-performing or not, how would you know? There are several ways you would identify that. At SHRM, we use a… Continue reading ‘The people who are the ultimate arbiters of a team’s results are those who are utilising that product or service’

Instilling purpose in a senior team

Senior Client Partners for Korn Ferry Janet Feldman, who co-developed the firm’s Chief Executive Institute, and Michel Buffet, who works in the Leadership Development practice, write how CEOs should confront the need to change their work and that of their top team. PwC’s annual survey of more than 4,000 global CEOs, on full display at Davos, asked whether they think their company… Continue reading Instilling purpose in a senior team

Why effective team-to-team cooperation could be the best Christmas gift

It is estimated Santa Claus will deliver presents to about 240 million homes on Christmas Eve, presenting a tighter timescale and more ambitious target than the rest of us will face all year.  In 2018, the University of Leicester calculated that Father Christmas will need to travel at 0.5 per cent the speed of light to make his deliveries… Continue reading Why effective team-to-team cooperation could be the best Christmas gift

‘Enhancing team-to-team cooperation is a first step to becoming a more agile, flexible, and responsive organisation’

This month, Kate Sweeney, who leads Deloitte’s Future of Work initiative in the UK, discusses how the best businesses build collaboration into their work practices and how that culture is led from the top… How vital is it for organisations to encourage team-to-team cooperation? Team-to-team cooperation and collaboration is critical to enable organisations to achieve… Continue reading ‘Enhancing team-to-team cooperation is a first step to becoming a more agile, flexible, and responsive organisation’

Does teamwork make the dream work?

Mollie Lombardi, Senior Research Analyst for i4cp, outlines work recently conducted by the institute which found high-performing organisations prioritise team engagement… In all the change and upheaval of the past few years, organisations big and small have hailed their employees for coming together to get thing done. Most leaders know that teams are important to… Continue reading Does teamwork make the dream work?

‘Employees are now top of the stakeholder wheel’

Ann Francke, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute, spoke to The Loop this month about how Musk’s takeover went up against modern workforce trends and lost. The CMI has recently released a report, The Everyone Economy, which found business resilience now depends on utilising all the talent and perspectives of your workforce. Is Musk’s… Continue reading ‘Employees are now top of the stakeholder wheel’

‘Takeovers are a time to knit people together rather than exclude them’

This month, Karen Thomas-Bland, founder and director of Seven Transformation and a consultant on over 50 mergers and acquisitions, discusses why Musk’s takeover needed to balance change with stability. She recently wrote for Management Today on how to manage personal egos in a takeover, specifically focusing on Musk and Twitter. Elon Musk has wasted no… Continue reading ‘Takeovers are a time to knit people together rather than exclude them’

Could Elon Musk’s takeover knock Twitter off its perch?

Elon Musk’s rocky and controversial $44 billion takeover of the social media platform Twitter has been capturing headlines for months. Following a protracted back-and-forth over whether Musk would buy the company, the purchase was finalised in October. Since then, Musk has sacked thousands of staff, as well as the CEO and much of the leadership… Continue reading Could Elon Musk’s takeover knock Twitter off its perch?

It’s all about creating the environment in which players can go on the pitch and run the game

Dr Bill Gerrard, Professor of Business Management at Leeds University Business School explains how player development is as much about encouraging autonomy as it is teamwork. Do you agree with Jamal Musiala’s assessment of the different player development approaches taken by European and English national sides? I took his comments to be focused more on his… Continue reading It’s all about creating the environment in which players can go on the pitch and run the game