Executive Leadership Teams:

A Framework for Executive Leadership Teams

Following is an outline of the Framework for Leading™ for Elite Executive Teams.

Elite Executive Teams must always:

  1. Maintain and share clarity about the organization’s big picture (internal and external)
  2. Make sure the parts work together efficiently and effectively
  3. Communicate succinctly and clearly
  4. Engage individuals with empathy and respect

Elite Executive Teams must conduct these four dimensions of leadership exceptionally well, as a team, for all to thrive. Seldom do we observe executive teams employing such a defined system in their leadership activities. This framework facilitates conceptual perspectives within which leadership principles can be established and applied consistently throughout the organization.

    1. Connect and Align (at the thinking level)
      • Share thinking about significant issues confronting them
      • Be transparent and professional with their feelings
      • Be committed to: Others are first
    2. Strategic Initiatives (share with and engage everyone)
      • Create, define, and clarify
      • Select and prioritize
      • Schedule and implement
    3. Stakeholder Focus (Employees, Customers, Vendors, and Community)
      • Define and clarify the steps to attract, engage, and grow relationships
      • Clarify the desired outcomes for each step
      • Identify the resources needed for each step
    4. Measure to Manage (Reporting and using reports effectively is essential)
      • Define activities to measure and report results for each step
      • Assess reporting accuracy and how well they get used
      • Establish a continuous improvement plan for every measurement

Elite Executive Teams provide leadership and management. Individuals in executive leadership roles are required to do both. Too often, the business of the day gets in the way of spending deliberate and intentional time with leadership issues. Building structure and discipline using the above Framework for Executive Leadership is a proven way to make sure leadership activities get their full and required attention. It only takes a few hours each week to use the framework and develop it into an executive leadership system.

Be aware when you are leading, and when you are managing. Do not get so busy you forget to do your leading.

Leading

  • Do right things
  • Future
  • Thinking

Managing

  • Do things right
  • Present
  • Action

A set of online tools and certified coaches are available at www.Zynity.com to help you implement this framework in your organization in a way that works best for you. Please check in with our friends at Zynity Leadership. They are ready to get you on your way, in your way, to implementing your executive leadership system.

To help this movement along, I have devoted years to building the system presented in the Elite Executive Teams book. I wish I had known this earlier in my life. I would have contributed to others’ lives even more positively.

We are passionate about helping executive teams get to their exceptional level.

To help this movement, I have devoted years to building the system presented in the Exceptional Executive Teams book. I wish I had known this earlier in my life. I would have contributed to others’ lives even more positively.

For a PDF copy of the book Exceptional Executive Teams, click here

© Copyright 2019 to present by Dwaine Canova All Rights Reserved Dwaine is the author of the book Exceptional Executive Teams.

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