Reading time: 2 mins 3s This was no ordinary Leadership Team. Their discussions flowed quickly to the most important and difficult issues. There was very little of the fake harmony that characterizes the dynamics of so many teams. Their conversations were passionate and unguarded. Team members voiced their opinions and views even if this meant […]
About Grant Ashfield
Grant Ashfield works with senior teams and their leaders to help them reach their full potential.
His main purpose professionally is equipping top teams to deliver outstanding results. Grant works extensively in Southern Africa and also consults to businesses in Australia, South East Asia and the United States.
Grant is the CEO of LeadershipWorks.
Reading Time: 2 mins 20s How do you build a great team? Is there a method? Or is it purely down to good luck and great timing? There is definitely a method! It’s called the Teamwork Trifecta. It boils down to the 3 things you have to get right to build a winning team. Three […]
Reading Time: 2 mins 20s A few years ago I found myself working with an Executive Team where the levels of trust were low. The lack of it was thick in the air. People hid their mistakes and weaknesses from each other. No one dared ask for help. Team members avoided spending time together. There […]
Reading time: 2 mins 50s Covid-19 has changed our way of work. The ‘Zoom-i-fication of Society’ as some are calling it is permanent. In a report from Initialized; “two or three-day office work weeks will become the norm for companies with physical offices.” They conclude that “only a small minority of companies will expect employees […]
Reading time: 2 mins 50s It’s 2021 and the storm is still blowing. The new year kicks off with the same uncertainties (and dangers) that we experienced in 2020. The question on every leader’s mind right now is: How do I prepare my business for the year ahead? Now, more than ever, it’s necessary to […]
Get everyone on your team heading in the same direction Reading Time: 2 min 30s Last time we wrote about clarity … Making choices to focus and simplify your business. This is the most important work of the Executive Team. The key lies in answering the 7 Essential Clarity Questions. Then it’s about over-communicating these […]
Create clarity. Make choices and simplify your business Reading Time: 3 Mins What is the most important work of the Executive Team? It’s to get onto the same page and decide what really matters for the organisation. Without clarity your customers become confused … and your employees get frustrated. You risk becoming all things to all […]
Build trust, remove misunderstanding, and unite the team. Reading time: 3 min 20s Does your team understand you? Do they know who you are and how you like to operate? Do you have expectations that you need to clarify and communicate? All too often a team spends unnecessary time trying to figure out its leader. […]
Reading Time: 3 min 15s The ideal team size is between 5 and 10 people. This is true for all teams, but especially for the one at the Top. Recently I worked with an Executive Team that had 15 members. The CEO wanted to improve communication and speed-up decision making. He believed having a large […]
Reading Time: 3 min 20s Why do people become leaders – especially CEO’s? Is it the personal reward for a lifetime of work and sacrifice? Or, is it to serve others and do whatever it takes to help the organisation succeed? Patrick Lencioni’s latest book, The Motive, is a new addition to my bookshelf. It […]