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12-05-16

ARE YOUR EXECUTIVES A GROUP OR A TEAM?

Every organization has a group of senior executives.

Winners win because their executives work as a high-performance team.

There is a big difference between a group of executives and an executive team.

Groups of executives sit in the same room and present PowerPoint slides to each other. But people just pretend to listen, and are probably checking email or playing Angry Birds.

In contrast, high-performance executive teams have a shared vision, common goals, high accountability, and demonstrate a “we before me” attitude.

So, is your senior leadership a group or a team?

SHIFTPOINTS® develops high-performance executive teams - because you can't win without one.


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11-28-16

THE BEST TEAM

As part of our Develop One Team process, we ask executives a simple question.

What is the best team that you have ever been a part of?

Most executives can’t answer the question. We will often prompt them by giving examples – it can be a sports team, or a sales team, or a product development team, or a volunteer team, etc.

What we have learned is that the vast majority of executives have never been on a great team.

Not even in junior high!

So, it is no surprise that virtually every executive team struggles with teamwork.

As part of your executive team meeting this week, take the “best team challenge.” I think you will find the (lack of) answers enlightening.

SHIFTPOINTS® helps companies unleash the accelerating power of alignment.
11-14-16

WISDOM FROM LUKE SCHNEIDER, CEO OF SILVERCAR

Last week, I had the amazing privilege of leading a Pit Stop Program for Silvercar in Austin, TX.

Their vision is to change the way the world hits the road.

The first market they are revolutionizing is airport rental car. Their model is incredible, and they are the first company outside the “Big 3” of Hertz, Avis and Enterprise to be named North America’s “Leading Car Rental Company.”

Silvercar’s Net Promoter score is three times the industry average!

I strongly urge you to download the Silvercar app and use them at your earliest convenience. You will never want to use the “Big 3” ever again.

I also think everyone would do well to copy Silvercar’s spirit of innovation, starting with the customer experience.

SHIFTPOINTS® helps companies unleash the accelerating power of alignment.
08-08-16

THE NUMBER ONE ANSWER

Recently, we conducted a small informal survey. We asked CEOs a simple question.

What are you doing to develop your executive team?

The number one answer? “Uhhhh... nothing.”

One of the common denominators of high-performance organizations is a high-performance executive team.

However, executive teams don’t become high-performers just because they have a weekly meeting. It is more complicated than that. 

In addition, typical executive development programs have two fatal flaws. First, they focus on the individual, not the team. Second, they focus on “touchy-feely soft skills.”

We are working on a new program to help CEOs develop high-performance executive teams. Drop me a line at start@SHIFTPOINTS.com if you want to learn more.

SHIFTPOINTS® helps companies unleash the accelerating power of alignment.