Making space for the big picture

By Christine McDonald and Dr Rachel Robins and Professor Tony Wall | 25 May 2022

A re you the leader or a member of a senior management team; have you found yourself and your colleagues drowning in operational delivery and fighting for headspace? Is everything urgent and last minute? We find the senior teams we work with know they need to find the headspace for strategic thinking and planning, but are struggling to translate this desire into real space.

As leadership team coaches, we have found the transition out of the pandemic has left some local government executive teams stuck in a pattern of daily operations. The delivery of big issues with ‘gold command style’ responses to anticipated issues.

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