A CEO should be underpinned by a leadership team that has both depth and breadth, and who are prepared to challenge each other. The core questions we focus on in our consulting work are:
Is the Executive team performing well and if not, why not?
Does the CEO have senior executives of the calibre required to manage the organisation effectively and lead it into the future?
Which Executive team members need to be supported or developed?
We do not believe each Executive team needs to comply with a template; often the talent can be the catalyst for future strategic options. Is the CEO and Executive team open to this?
Where is the exceptional talent and potential sources of comparative advantage and are they being tapped?
Does the CEO see talent development and management as a core pillar of his/her role?