Craig Ross

Craig Ross joined Verus Global in 1999, bringing a background in curriculum design and an incredible passion and discipline for effective training and development programs. For over a decade, Craig has partnered with C-Suite executives, leaders, and teams elevating performance within global organizations and Fortune 100 companies.

 

TV shows like Scandal and Ray Donovan have glamorized “fixers,” people who swoop in, handle crises and solve problems. However, I have found that fixers don’t always make the best leaders. In fact, CEOs and business leaders that are fixers may be unintentionally creating a dysfunctional team dynamic.

unity, team collaboration, leadership

By Craig W. Ross

A common misconception is that consensus is needed among team members to drive high performance. The Rolling Stones were on to something when they sang, “you can’t always get what you want.” But I’ve found that focusing on team collaboration, rather than consensus, helps companies actually get what they need.

Are your company’s stated values rhetoric or rule? Seems fitting to pose this question in honor of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta last month. The actions of feudal barons outside London shaped this discussion 800 years ago – and it has direct consequence on the levels of productivity within any business. Understanding the impact of the Magna Carta can help you realize the potential within your company and improve performance.

By Craig W. Ross 

Leaders often find themselves in a "war for talent." They are tasked with acquiring talent, developing their staff and retaining the talent they already have. But, when it comes to retaining and developing talent, perhaps it is important to assess where you have been spending most of your time. Take the following hypothetical situation, which may sound all too familiar:

Productive Team Meetings

Have you ever been in a meeting and thought about how much more work you would get done if you were spending your time elsewhere? If so, then you have fallen victim to an unproductive meeting. We’ve all been there. But, as leaders we have the capability to shift team culture and activate the potential of our meetings so that they serve a stronger purpose.

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