A project’s success depends on stakeholders and partners who come to the table with enterprise mindsets and cross-functional collaboration skills. But for siloed organizations intent on protecting what’s theirs, and often operating with limited resources and dated mindsets, this “mission” is often an impossible task.
Gone are the days when problems and decisions could be pushed up to senior leaders to solve. Today, success requires a mental shift in how individual team members think and work together, from “It’s not my problem to solve,” to “It is my problem to solve.”
When this new type of leadership mindset—that everyone is a leader in his/her/their area of influence, regardless of position—drives every interaction, every day, positive change results. Not only does a culture of proactive leadership emerge. Individual team members are also empowered to reach across the silo to lead together as one team.
But team members “don’t know what they don’t know.” Back-to-back meetings and deadlines take precedence over building relationships critical to solving today’s complex organizational challenges. Team members also, often, don’t have a clue about where to start.
Enter One Team of Leaders
A multi-faceted initiative ideal for matrixed organizations and cross-functional teams, One Team of Leaders empowers partners, groups, and stakeholders to coalesce into “one team” that operates with a leadership mindset individually and collectively.
The result is strategic alignment and a now-natural inclination to “reach across the silo” and the organization to leverage the talent required to overcome organizational challenges.
All programs are custom-designed and pull from a slate of features.
- A survey to surface team needs and challenges
- One-on-one-interviews to more deeply explore team dynamics, build trust and rapport, and guide the retreat’s design for maximum impact
- A retreat to build team cohesiveness:
- Build trust and open the lines of communication
- Develop a “partnership agreement”
- Anchor and practice a “leadership mindset”
- Map 3-4 organizational challenges to work on
- Mine the challenges to identify what’s already working
- Leverage team strengths to surface solutions
- Learn applicable leadership tools to develop leadership skills
- Draft individual and collective “next steps”
- Leader coaching and consulting to ensure what is experienced, learned, and practiced is anchored in workplace behaviors long-term.
Are you ready to create “one team of leaders” in your organization? If so, please contact us.