by Tony Mayo | Client Comments
Tony was referred to us from a trusted and respected friend and business owner, Bill Becker, of BDI USA. Before we even engaged formally with Tony, it was clear that he was going to bring expertise, experience, and confidence to the 5AM executive team. Having now worked with the team over a few months, his impact is already visible, the team is gelling, and the overall sense of empowerment and focus is evident.
If your team has a lot of raw potential, but you know they can be guided to do more, your investment in Tony will bring you great returns.
–Rob Daly, Chairman
by Tony Mayo | For Business Owners, How to Set Goals
I tell my CEO executive coaching clients, prior to the executive offsite, that the CEO can dictate the values statement, perhaps with some team input on word choice. If the organization’s stated values are not entirely consistent with the CEO’s personal values you are in for a rough ride. The CEO must embody and have an emotional commitment to the vision, so it largely comes directly out of him or her, too. I like to start the offsite at a dinner where the CEO clearly and emotionally states the values and vision. Then, with those guideposts, the team can get to work on strategy, tactics, milestones, etc.
A question naturally emerges when I suggest this sequence: what about the executives who do not share the CEO’s values or vision? This helps smoke them out early and by “out,” I mean resigning from the company. Any compromise on values is a step into the abyss, what Bion called “non-work.”