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How do you bring leadership to bear to engage people in meeting the challenging complexities of modern organisational life? We all experience unrelenting pressure to compete, to achieve more with less, to re-think and re-deploy in order to survive and thrive in our fast-changing world. However, by solving these immediate problems we can sometimes reveal deeper issues.

As we are drawn into this uncharted territory we need a different kind of learning and also to change the way we relate. Independent facilitation of open-ended enquiry enables leadership teams to break through to new potential, developing both external strategies and internal capabilities.

See article Authentic Leadership

Key characteristics of successful leadership teamwork are:

  • People have a clear sense of purpose, so they are alighted through shared visions and values
  • People willingly take individual responsibility for collective action
  • Together people generate strategic capability
  • People play to each other’s strengths because they are in touch and in tune
  • Mutual knowledge and respect manifest in their behaviour
  • They manage risks and rapidly learn from feedback

Let us explore with you the issues you face and co-design ways of working that will help you make significant progress.

See article Serious Play


  • To drive a new venture, groups from different divisions of a major utility needed to rapidly merge into one team. It was important this combined group became very effective very quickly, before inherited dysfunctions set in. There was tension between the need to show quick wins and the need to invest time and energy in co-designing the future. Because CMC’s process directly addressed this conflict, the new group produced innovative long-term outcomes.
  • Eighty technical professionals in an engineering conglomerate scattered across the globe, had never come together in one place. As a result, people in different countries were solving the same problem, duplicating efforts and costs. A real-time in-company conference facilitated by CMC provided an opportunity to re-think their role with a view to maximising contribution and eliminating duplicated efforts. Two days of very creative interaction enabled them to clarify their issues and design ways of working to resolve them.

See article Developing Capability

Contact us to explore the issues you face and co-design ways to make significant progress.