Jack McGuinness

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Jack McGuinness is co-founder and managing partner of Relationship Impact, a consulting firm focused on helping great leaders build great leadership teams.

When A CEO’s ‘Position Authority’ Gets In The Way

Being top dog is part of the job—but authoritarian overload can clamp down on curiosity, creativity and innovation.

Is Your Team Up To The Task?

Some CEOs are discovering that their executives lack the capabilities to be effective leaders during a crisis. A checklist of what to look for in your top people.

4 COVID-19 Leadership Lessons

The best leaders are facing this crisis by reinforcing accountability in a positive manner, engaging their teams with foresight, putting their people first with their actions and being decisive.

Leading In A Crisis: Embrace The Uncertainty

The best leaders will use these five strategies for leaning into the current crisis, managing fear, and leading through the unknown.

The Dangers of Loose Expectations

If you want great results, assuming your team understands the outcomes you’re looking for is the best way not to get them.

Crisis Leadership Is Not Sustainable

The challenge is to move beyond "brute force leadership" and build a team that utilizes positive characteristics of leading in a crisis—but sets aside the dysfunction.

Fear Is A Bad Leadership Team Principle

The CEO’s most important job is to model behaviors that squash fear, such as minimizing emotional outbursts, encouraging teammates to challenge him or her, and fostering debate.

Four Features That Define Great Leadership Teams

Great leadership teams can accelerate performance, but they can also get in their own way and hold back progress. The following characteristics, while somewhat intangible and hard to measure, lead organizations to thrive.

Great Leadership Teams Move Beyond Assumptions

Here are three actions that leadership teams and team members can take to strengthen the team’s ability to engage in productive dialogue and move its most important issues forward.

A Systems View of Leadership Team Effectivenes

While it is not easy to build a leadership team that functions on all cylinders, the benefits can be dramatic for the team and, more importantly, for the organization it serves.
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