How To Increase The Performance Of Your Senior Teams


Do you have room for improvement in your senior team? Our new Successful Teams Model is the answer.

Is your organisation just ticking along? Are your senior teams only towing the line? Do you feel that they are capable of so much more, but you don’t know what’s holding them back?

This is something we hear from our clients time and time again. That’s why we created our brand new Successful Teams Model. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

1. Sustainably successful businesses are made up of successful teams, particularly successful senior teams

The senior teams are the teams that set the culture and tone for the entire organisation. In our experience, when you have a successful senior team, you have a successful organisation. This is why we felt it necessary to focus our knowledge and expertise on working with organisations in this critical area.

2. Unlike most, our model addresses the problems of teams within businesses

In the past, we have employed various high performing team related models that were initially derived from the military or sports, but in surprisingly few cases, business. We felt that none addressed the specific demands on leaders and leadership teams today. This is why we’ve created our very own successful teams model.

3. All successful teams models must be relevant for the increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world

Above all else, it is imperative that any successful teams model is relevant for the increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world that modern leadership teams operate in.

Now and increasingly in the future, there is and will be an increasing focus on organisations being able to provide an inspiring vision, give people meaning in their work, help people feel safe to innovate and take necessary risks.

As a result, businesses and leaders will need to be more agile, proactive and have clear and improved communications through a wide array of channels.

4. Our model enables us to create a bespoke successful teams strategy

Our new successful teams model is used as a diagnostic tool, to create a bespoke and tailored strategy to help the organisation and team build successful team leadership within our VUCA world.

We have developed a unique set of questions that are asked during interviews with members of the senior teams and their responses collated and analysed. This data is used to reveal their strengths and weaknesses. We then work together to create a tailored approach to build a successful leadership team.

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5. Our model addresses six key dimensions that make up a successful team

Our model helps create successful teams by honing in on these six dimensions, which are key to businesses and teams driving sales, increasing motivation and energy, and much more:

1. Internal focus

2. External focus

3. Spirit

4. Agility

5. Resilience

6. Leadership

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch by sending us an email to

(Otherwise stay tuned over the coming weeks as we discuss the six dimensions and how they work together on our blog!).