5 Questions About Which Your Executive Leadership Team Must Have Consensus

 I have found the following opportunity to be a common one for most executive teams I have worked with.

Questions:

  1. What is your three-year Vision for our future?
  2. What is your view of our high level Work Strategies listed by priority for the next three years?
  3. What is your understanding of our high level Business Goals over the next three years?
  4. What are the Values we live, breath and model on a day-to-day basis that all employees need to follow?
  5. Why do we exist as an organization?  What is our Mission?

Process:

Post the questions, one at a time, or ask each one and then follow the process below.

  • Ask each member to write or draw his/her answer(s) on a piece of paper. (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Ask members to partner with another member and share what they wrote/drew, without judgment. (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Ask members to partner with another member and share their statements or drawings then look for similarities and differences between them, without judgment. (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Ask the group to share their observations, insights, similarities and differences, without judgment. (10 minutes)
  • Capture these thoughts, insights, etc. on a flipchart or whiteboard.

Ask what next steps could be taken to assure a shared understanding is communicated going forward.

Before commitment is possible; understanding and agreement must be achieved.

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5 Questions About Which Your Executive Leadership Team Must Have Consensus

I have found the following opportunity to be a common one for most executive teams I have worked with.

Questions:

  1. What is your three-year Vision for our future?
  2. What is your view of our high level Work Strategies listed by priority for the next three years?
  3. What is your understanding of our high level Business Goals over the next three years?
  4. What are the Values we live, breath and model on a day-to-day basis that all employees need to follow?
  5. Why do we exist as an organization?  What is our Mission?

Process:

Post the questions, one at a time, or ask each one and then follow the process below.

  • Ask each member to write or draw his/her answer(s) on a piece of paper. (3 minutes)
  • Ask members to partner with another member and share what they wrote/drew, without judgment. (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Ask members to partner with another member and share their vision statements or drawings then look for similarities and differences between them, without judgment. (3 to 5 minutes)
  • Ask the group to share their observations, insights, similarities and differences, without judgment. (10 minutes)
  • Capture these thoughts, insights, etc. on a flipchart or whiteboard.

Ask what next steps could be taken to assure a shared understanding is communicated going forward.

Before commitment is possible; understanding and agreement must be achieved.  Take the time it takes to reach consensus and agreement.

Let me know if you need facilitation support.

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