Chief Executive Team:
The Transformation of Leadership

Executive team effectiveness is the elephant in the room.

If you could change the way one team interacts, to make the most impact on the company, which would you choose? The Agile team? The R&D team? The sales team? The Executive Team has the power to maximize or destroy the work of any other team in the company, including itself. But top executives don’t consider themselves a team, because usually they don’t function as one. Executive teams tend to be the worst team in the company, exactly where you need the best one.

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Chief Executive Team:
The Transformation of Leadership

Ricardo Vargas Portrait 1275x1920

Executive team effectiveness is the elephant in the room.

If you could change the way one team interacts, to make the most impact on the company, which would you choose? The Agile team? The R&D team? The sales team? The Executive Team has the power to maximize or destroy the work of any other team in the company, including itself. But top executives don’t consider themselves a team, because usually they don’t function as one. Executive teams tend to be the worst team in the company, exactly where you need the best one.

Chief Executive Team answers the Why, the How and the What of effective executive teams. It will give you:

  • Insight into the positive and negative dynamics of your executive team.
  • A diagnosis of where you stand and what you can do to increase impact, influence and position as a leader.
  • Tips to neutralize the structural causes that ruin the effectiveness of executive groups.
  • A step-by-step process to improve the effectiveness of leadership teams: The 6P’s of Executive Teams®.
  • A method to improve your company’s financial, innovation performance and employee engagement KPIs.
  • A framework to take your executive team from good to great.

You need a Chief Executive Team because you can’t afford not having one. Business as usual drains money, ideas, engagement, and creates the wrong performance culture in the company. We have the wrong CEO job description. Know-it-all and do-it-all are not success factors. Quite the opposite.

It’s time for a transformation of leadership.

Praise for Chief Executive Team

“The author says, ‘impossible is a tag we put on things we don’t understand yet.’ Then he builds the entire book around helping you to understand better. Suddenly, lots of things become possible! This book has depth and breadth, but more importantly, it has practicality. It’s a book for doers. It’s designed to be used and applied. Get the executive team right and results show up throughout the entire organization. Read and apply this book, then call the author.”
Jim Cathcart

High Achievement Mentor, Author of The Acorn Principle and The Power Minute, Austin, Texas.

“Executive Team dynamics is the detail people forget about and hope will happen. Chief Executive Team brings tried and tested strategies to make it happen and drive grand ambition and vision.”
Rob Small

President & Co-Founder, Miniclip

“What makes for great leadership? Being able to adapt quickly and efficiently to unpredictable circumstances. Being nimble, malleable, and having the ability to solve complex problems that ensure the success of a business. Ricardo’s book provides key, actionable steps to effectively transform leadership teams into well-oiled machines. If you’re not adapting and changing, you’re dying.”
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Speaker, Author and Part-Time Cowboy

“Ricardo Vargas’ book, Chief Executive Team, really could not have come at a better time. In today’s world of extraordinary disruption, the last thing companies need is a macho, know-it-all CEO who simply doesn’t know what to do! Transformational change requires a new type of strong leadership at the top; one which draws less from personality, but much more from diverse and inclusive contributions, and this book shows us how to achieve it.”
Andrew M. Vine

Founder & CEO, The Insight Bureau

“Chief Executive Team is like ‘Good to Great’ for executive teams. Only more practical.”

Sandra Jossien

General Manager, Vorwerk Switzerland

“Chief Executive Team throws light upon the REAL job of a CEO. It gives a clear framework to improve performance on all dimensions of that job. If you are a leader who cares for results, read it.”
Inês Lima

Marketing Lead International Operated Markets B.U., McDonalds

“You read Chief Executive Team and you see differently. It provokes a paradigm shift for top leadership.”
Nuno Pargana Brás

Vice-president Cluster France, Canada and BeNeLux, LEO Pharma

“This is a wakeup call for CEOs. It shows how dysfunctional executive teams can get without the leader noticing. Any CEO’s mission is to create a Chief Executive Team. Ricardo will guide you through.”
Helena Bento

Board Member and General Manager Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, CEO JMDB

“New rules for the game of leadership. A must read for CEOs.”
Daniel Araújo

CEO, Asseco PST

“Chief Executive Team creates a radically new space in management literature. It bridges the gap between books on leadership and books on company culture by answering the question: how does CEO behavior create company culture?”
Hugo Contente

Vice-President People and Culture, Laureate Australia & New Zealand

“Reading this book is like taking a deep look in the mirror of our own leadership and analyse the way we see the effectiveness of executive teams. It provides a clear understanding on how the structure of a team contributes to reach the best possible dynamics and the highest possible level of results.”
Ricardo Parreira

CEO, PHC Software

“Only collective intelligence can turn the potential of your company into performance. You need a Chief Executive Team to ignite that genius. Access here.”
David Azevedo Lopes

President & CEO, AEON Topvalu Co.

“Reading this book will feel like Ricardo attended your executive team meetings to help you reconnect the dots and solve leadership paradoxes.”

Moussa Zaghdoud

Executive Vice-President Cloud Business Division, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

“Leadership is a quest to transform people and companies with authenticity and humility. We need to conceive together what we don’t know that we don’t know; what to do when we don’t know what to do. This book sets you well on that journey.”
Antonio Mariani

General Manager, GB Foods Italy

“The challenge of an executive team is to navigate the company through a VUCA world to get to the ultimate goal: growth. There are many ways to get there. This book gives you a novel approach to find yours.”
Hillary Roche

Senior Vice President Marketing, Vorwerk International

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