The Leadership Team Dynamics Program

“We are what we repeatedly do… excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

— Interpreted from Aristotle by Will Durant

The Leadership Team Dynamics Program applies insights from brain science, psychology, and behavioral science to blend how adults learn with what leaders and teams need to be effective. The goal of this innovative program is to develop a leadership team that excels at motivating performance and inspiring a high-trust culture across the organization.

The Leadership Team Dynamics program has five elements. We begin with building a foundation of vital soft skills, focus on peer-learning and creating effective team dynamics, and complement the teamwork with individual personal and professional development. Continuous stakeholder feedback and measuring relationship strength provides evidence of progress and insights for coaching.

Element 1. Foundations

Foundations is a one-day program that sets the stage for the Leadership Team Dynamics Program.

The three two-hour workshops focus on understanding and developing the behaviors and skills that create trust, psychological safety, and strong relationships that lead to a high-performance culture:

  • Clarifying Purpose, aligning Values, and revealing Norms.
  • Inspiring Motivation and fostering Change.
  • Seeing and closing Experience-Expectation Gaps.

Element 2. Gaps & Nudges Workshop

The Gaps & Nudges Workshop focuses on team dynamics. We start by identifying experience-expectation gaps on the leadership team. Then the team works together to prioritize those gaps and behavior changes that will close those them.

Element 3. Leadership Huddles

Leadership Huddles continue the learning and growth journey, helping the leadership team reinforce foundations, maintain a growth mindset, and get mental models right. Monthly Huddles begin with a retrospective of progress towards closing experience-expectation gaps, identify additional areas for improvement, and encourage peer collaboration in solving issues.

Diverse businesspeople executive team negotiating at boardroom meeting.
Two mature businessmen talking together in an office lobby

Element 4. Executive Coaching

Individual Coaching complements the team focused elements of the Program, focusing on inspiring personal and professional potential.

Dr. Hurley uses a stakeholders-based approach to engage each executive in a thought-provoking, data driven process. He blends behavioral science, psychology, and software to rapidly develop high-impact, positive behaviors including coaching direct reports.

The 5th Element. Continuous Measurement & Feedback

Putting Hard Metrics on the Soft Stuff

Our proprietary TrustMetryx™ software tracks expectations versus experience at work – uncovering behaviors affecting performance, wellbeing, and culture.

TrustMetryx feedback is a powerful predictor of leader effectiveness. It is a highly effective tool for coaching and incorporating leadership development into a manager’s day-to-day work.

Program ROI: Measurable, Observable Results

We conclude the program when results have been achieved – typically in 6 to 12 months – based on four factors:

  • Consistent TrustMetryx Relationship Strength Scores (RSS) of 80+ within the leadership team and with key stakeholders
  • Stakeholder feedback specific to meeting skills and behavior change goals.
  • Leader feedback that teammates are demonstrating greater EQ and mindfulness within the team & across the organization.
  • Coaching expectations are being met.
RSS
TrustMetryx Relationship Strength Score (RSS) of 80+ for the executive team and with key stakeholders across all gaps.
Feedback
Qualitative feedback from the stakeholders specific to seeing the desired behaviors and meeting culture development or change goals
Expectations
We also ensure that the expectations of the executives who are part of the coaching program are met.
Agreement
Agreement among the executive team that teammates are demonstrating greater EQ and mindfullness through their presence, open-mindedness, and compassion with teammates and people across the organization.

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