Why do leadership teams at growing organizations need leadership team coaching?
Is your company helmed by young and ambitious leaders/founding members who are raring to drive results?
And is your leadership team full of individually great talents and abilities, but together you could do with improving communication, getting some more structure around roles and responsibilities in place and smoothening the decision making process?
Often leadership teams at startups and growing organizations comprise individuals with prior startup experience, product knowledge and industry skills. But when they have to come together as a team to take decisions about the direction of the company, differences in their ways of working and communicating, lack of alignment around the strategic vision and lack of clarity around roles and responsibilities start adversely affecting their output. Leadership team coaching can make a significant difference to improving the performance of such teams.
In other cases, where leadership teams in such organizations have been formed organically, as friends join hands as co-founders, the dynamics within the leadership team, as the business grows and becomes more complex, may also change. It is no longer enough to have great chemistry alone among leadership team members. Decision making becomes more complex and structures have to be evolved to facilitate communication and sharing of expertise as well as ensuring that all leaders are rowing in the same direction. For instance, the CMO and CEO may have significantly different working styles and not knowing how to complement each other’s strengths can considerably lower the overall business impact and quality of decision making at the company.
This is found even more commonly among leadership teams at startups where the members are relatively younger. In the growth stage of the business, leadership teams may have to take decisions on how to pivot and quickly keep experimenting with new ideas – again this calls for a good understanding among members of the leadership teams and the ability to work as an agile team.
Our leadership team coaching interventions address these problems and needs and enable superior team performance by leadership teams of startups and growing organizations.