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Breakfast Insight: The question of senior team effectiveness


Breakfast Insight is your short dose of new ideas and food for thought, perfect to watch with your morning coffee. Five minutes' of interesting ideas or questions to inspire and make you think. Grab your cup and watch now.

Today we're chatting to Justin Hughes, Managing Director of consultancy Mission Excellence and a former member of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, more commonly known as the Red Arrows.

Justin is a regular columnist on HRZone with a broad remit, covering organisational challenges from a fresh, operational perspective. You can also hear more from Justin on Twitter at @JustinMissionEx.

In this short video, Justin talks to you about:

  • The problems teams face — and how they are magnified when there is misalignment between the multiple roles team members must play
  • The dual-role of senior leaders – they spend most of their time leading functional units, then must come together to follow a CEO and run the business
  • The problem of incentivisation when leaders must act in two roles
  • How leaders can become better at playing both roles – leading a function and being a follower at senior level – in an organisation

…and more. So grab your hot drink and tune in now.

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