The Strategy and Team Alignment process provided a platform for me to open myself up for feedback from my team, helping me grow as a leader. This also helped get all the team members to realize that constructive feedback is encouraged and that there were no “holy cows” as demonstrated from the top.
Rean and Tjaart brought to the session essential professional input borne out of wide business and leadership experience. The sessions were focused and well controlled to encourage participation, even getting the team members to share information of personal nature. This developed trust and helped us mature as a team.
Apart from the fact that I went on to win the (2016) CEO’s “outstanding leader of the year award”, which indicated EXCO’s recognition of how well our team functioned together, we continued to deliver results above the ramp-up curve and achieved flagship status. Three members of the team were rewarded with promotions into senior management roles and the team continued to build on the process to integrate subsequent replacements.