Leadership Team Cohesiveness

These are a series of quarterly two-night two-day offsite sessions based on Siddharth’s interpretation of Patrick Lencioni’s five dysfunctions of a team methodology.

It follows Lencioni’s five level pyramid for diagnosing, acknowledging and addressing core dysfunctions which afflict leadership teams.

It is oriented towards diagnosing and correcting the disconnect between leadership team members themselves, with the CEO, and the organisation’s mission.

The idea is to get the team to ‘behave’ like members of a truly cohesive team:

  • Trust one another.
  • Engage in unfiltered conflict around issues.
  • Commit to unified decisions and plan of action.
  • Hold one another accountable for delivering on those plans.
  • Focus on achievement of collective results.

Depending on time and priorities, sessions include:

  • Personal histories exercise.
  • Team effectiveness exercise.
  • Personality and behavioural preference profiles.
  • 360-degree feedback as a developmental tool.
  • Mining.
  • Real-time permission.
  • Speaking your truth.
  • Cascading messaging.
  • Deadlines.
  • Publication of goals and standards.
  • Simple and regular progress reviews.
  • Team results – team ego.
  • Public declaration of results.
  • Team results-based rewards.

The purpose of these exercises, is to reveal the human side of every member, help them overcome their need to be invulnerable, look down upon artificial harmony, ambiguity, low standards, and individual status and ego as blockages to organisational health and cohesiveness.

The objective is to help each member discover and face their truth, overcoming the anxieties which prevent them from achieving it, and helping with techniques to achieve it. To appeal to their higher selves and get them to set an example for lower levels of leadership.

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