CEOs running the world’s top companies don’t start out that way – they pull ahead of their peers with behaviors and practices that make them the “best of the best.” Stephen Miles and the team at TMG coach some of the world’s most successful executives, helping them continuously up their game even as business conditions grow more complex every day. Learn the secrets of the highest performers, and use this intelligence to power your career.
Executing for Outcomes: Pivoting from Potential to Performance
As layoffs hit the tech sector, Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin discuss how companies need to pivot from potential to performance. We’ve seen valuations come down at a catastrophic level that nobody could have ever imagined, say Miles and Griffin. They explain how the sudden change redefines expectations for leaders, who may need to refocus their teams on their core business – that “original wicked idea” that got them there.
Executing for Outcomes: A New Operating Environment
Unlocking performance inside an organization requires delivering real outcomes, not just a proliferation of activities, say Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin. This can prove difficult in our new multivariate and asynchronous operating environment. Miles and Griffin discuss how “executing for outcomes” can help refocus and reorient teams in turbulent, highly complex times.
Critical Measures of Leadership Awareness: MeQ, EmQ, and SocQ
There are three levels of leadership awareness that are critical for any leader, or aspiring leader: self-awareness (MeQ), one-to-one leadership (EmQ), and one-to-many leadership (SocQ), which includes the broader social context and environment. Taylor Griffin and Courtney Hamilton discuss why today’s “social economy” compels leaders to develop a more nuanced awareness toward various stakeholders and audiences, both within the company and without.
The Paradox of High-Potential Employees
High-potential employees are easy to spot – they’re usually quick on the uptake, light on their feet, and have a high capacity for growth. Leaders are attracted to hiring people who they believe will grow into roles, however, they don’t always invest the proper training to get them there. Taylor Griffin and Courtney Hamilton discuss how leaders can ultimately build out a mosaic of talent across their team that’s going to meet the needs of the business today and the business of tomorrow.
The Real Meaning of Executive Presence: Followership
Conversations around developing an effective executive presence tend to focus heavily on “leadership” but not enough on “followership.” Most executives are followers long before they are leaders. For Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin, good followership requires understanding your own style and making sure it complements both your boss's and your teammates' styles. And that is critical to becoming a good leader.
The Real Meaning of Executive Presence: Introverts and Extroverts; Thinkers and Blinkers
Introvert or Extrovert; Thinker or Blinker – one is not better than the other when it comes to elevating your executive presence. Rather, it’s about mastering your personal leadership style to show up as the best version of yourself. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin explore the differences between these various styles and discuss how high-performing executives can add range to their style so they can better know themselves and show up appropriately and with confidence.
Stephen Miles is one of the best leadership coaches around. Love listening to these on my commute... always smart and insightful.
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