- Helping create successful executive management teams and high performance cultures.
- Director of Action Learning at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
- Trained as a psychiatrist, my work as a consultant and executive coach unites my understanding of personality dynamics and requirements for effective leadership.
- Focused on way individuals and groups achieve the high level of coordinated effort necessary for entrepreneurial success.
- Clients include: VMware, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Agilent Technologies, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Scios, Johnson & Johnson, Guernsey Engineering, Eli Lilly, Medarex, and FMC.
- Specialties: Change Implementation, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Innovation, Cultural Transformation, Strategic Advice and Consultancy.
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High-Performing Executive Teams
In business, culture is the pattern of norms and expectations that govern company, leadership and employee behavior, either consciously or unconsciously. See espoused culture.
- Espoused culture
- The stated values and cultural norms for a company or leadership team. This often can be contrasted with actual, or real, cultural behaviors, which may, or may not, align. A key function of a senior team is to ensure maximum alignment between the espoused culture and team and company practices. See culture.
- Senior team, executive team, top team
- More or less synonymous terms for the top management of a company or a business division within a large company.
- Serial monologue
- A common communication format in which succeeding speakers each present ideas with minimal effort to relate them to previous assertions and with little attention to a full, or collective, understanding on the part of either the speaker or the listeners. Compare to true dialogue.
- True dialogue
- A systematic form of communication that derives from an ability to listen to all points of view, including the surfacing of hidden assumptions in a safe environment. It can be viewed as a creative process that considers unpleasant or inconvenient truths while pushing toward an understanding that is greater and more penetrating than an original point of view brought into a meeting. Compare to serial monologue.