Insights for Building Great Teams

Insights for Building Great Teams

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Watch Out for Your First Thought!

By Chad Gibson | March 1, 2021

Have you ever sat back in a meeting with your team and really just listened to the conversation? Bringing awareness to the ‘normal’ way your team interact, speak and listen is a very useful exercise to try for yourself. I find in working with teams that most meetings are filled with mild to severe reactions …

Too Many Priorities?

By Chad Gibson | March 1, 2021

The number one complaint most teams have of their leader is some version of, “Why are the priorities always changing around here?”. Further, most meetings are hijacked by conversations about what our priorities should be and trying to agree on them. There is no doubt that priorities are absolutely an essential part of performance planning …

How to Stay Strategic

By Chad Gibson | March 1, 2021

This is one of the most commonly asked questions that I come across from CEO’s and founders. The answer lies in the difference between Strategy and Execution and how you make clear who is accountable for what on your leadership team. Watch the video to learn the impact this clarity can have on the peace …

More time for the CEO

By Chad Gibson | February 15, 2021

“It’s 6 pm and my day is wasted – I am spending too much time talking and people have too much access to me.” A great client of mine expressed this to me recently. Her concern is one that I believe all CEO’s deal with when confronting what is the right balance between time spent …

Beware of Focus

By Chad Gibson | February 15, 2021

The Power of Focus is a slogan thrown around and one most executives take for granted. There is a hidden assumption about the Power of Focus that it is a generally ‘wanted trait’ and it is ‘important to be focused’ as a leader. However, what is mostly missed is the damage that the Power of …

Sleepless Obsession

By Chad Gibson | February 15, 2021

I know a CEO and founder of a great start-up who recently shared with me about his sleepless night (in fact he was texting me during his sleepless night) . There are crucible moments for all of us but none so great as for the CEO’s. When people are not executing it causes stress, anxiety, …

That’s a great plan. Now what?

By Chad Gibson | February 15, 2021

I have seen some fantastic plans. In fact most groups I work with have very strong plans in place or at the ready. Many have used proven planning tools, formats, books, consultants, experts, internal and external….. and the plan is sound. It has everything from the vision (future state; mission; goal; north-star, BHAG etc) to …

Meeting Cadence, Tempo and Expectations

By Chad Gibson | February 15, 2021

Time is the one commodity you ain’t getting back. Once spent – it is gone forever. A team’s performance can be thought of as a series of segments of productivity. That productivity is shaped by daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and multi-annual conversations. Productive meetings are a science and need to be examined often for high …