GLOBAL EXPERT IN EXECUTIVE TEAMS | ASSOCIATE, AMERICAS – MINDLAB ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR EMBA (INSEAD, HEC PARIS, MCGILL-HEC MONTRÉAL) COACH, AUTHOR
“Rien n'est impossible, il suffit de le créer.”
Jacques Neatby is one of the world’s leading experts on leadership teams.
He began his career as a labor & litigation lawyer with Stikeman Elliott, one of Canada’s premier international law firms.
Recruited in 2001 by SECOR, then Canada’s largest independent strategy consultancy (acquired by KPMG in 2012), his expertise in mediation attracts work from executive teams of industry-leading companies in North America and Europe, including Ubisoft and. Sanofi, as well as Bureau Veritas, the no. 2 player in the global testing and inspection industry (currently 60 000+ employees in 140 countries) who hired him to set up their corporate university and develop their flagship strategic alignment program for the group’s top 300 leaders.
Soon after, Bureau Veritas hired full-time as an executive. Based in Europe and reporting to a member of the group’s Executive Committee, he helped the company’s leadership teams in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific with their post-merger integration and restructuring efforts in support of their spectacular growth. Indeed, during Jacques’ time with Bureau Veritas, the company grew from 18 000 to 55 000 employees.
In 2010, he returned to consulting and North America where he was hired by Bell Canada Enterprises, the country’s leading telecom player, to be the lead consultant in the post-merger integration of CTVglobemedia, the country's no.1 media company.
In 2011, his expertise with executive teams saw Lafarge, now Holcim, the leading cement company in the world ($30 billion in revenues, 70 000 employees) hire him as a special advisor to its executive teams in Europe, Asia and North America.
He continues to work with Holcim to this day, as well with many other industry-leading companies in North America and Europe such as Marriott (global no. 1 in the hotel industry) and Randstad (global no. 1 in the recruitment and HR industry).
In addition to his consulting work, Jacques teaches at business schools in North America and Europe. From 2015-2021, he taught the leadership team module in the world’s no. 1 EMBA program as ranked by the Financial Times.
Jacques also writes on executive teams and strategy, notably for the Harvard Business Review and Business Digest.
He and INSEAD professor Frédéric Godart are the authors of Leadership Team alignment: From Conflict to Collaboration. Published by Stanford University Press in 2023, the book became one of Amazon’s top new releases in the business administration category shortly after its release.
The following themes can be explored through various formats: conferences (1-2 hours), interactive training sessions (0.5 - 2 days), coaching sessions, or consultations. The content, tailored to your specific context, can be presented as a whole, but each theme can also be developed as a standalone conference.
CEO: IMPROVE YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM'S PERFORMANCE!
You are a CEO looking to boost your executive team's performance? Join Jacques Neatby, a top 10 global expert in the field, in this conference to discover how to create optimal strategic alignment within your team for exceptional results.
1. Vertical Alignment: Towards Achieving the Vision
Vertical alignment is essential for your organization's success. It occurs when your team members work in harmony to support the company's vision and goals. However, numerous studies and CEO experiences confirm that this alignment often falls short.
2. Horizontal Alignment: Fostering Collaboration
Horizontal alignment is equally crucial, as it enhances collaboration within your team. It happens when members pursue their individual goals while contributing to their colleagues' success, thereby breaking down the silos that hinder collaboration.
3. Collective Interest: Putting the Company First
Ensuring that your team members prioritize the organization's collective interest over their personal interests is a major challenge. Nevertheless, there is a way to promote this mindset and minimize power struggles and conflicts within your team.
4. Optimal Team Size
What is the ideal size for an executive team, and who should be part of it to ensure optimal performance? You will find precise answers to these critical questions here.
Join Jacques Neatby to discover the keys to strategic alignment and exceptional performance within your executive team: a unique opportunity to optimize your leadership.
LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP OF THE COMPANY: KEYS TO SUCCESS IN THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
For executive leaders other than CEOs, it's essential to grasp the "rules of the game" at the company's summit to excel within the executive team. This conference is specifically tailored to this audience and delves into the following elements:
1. Understanding Summit Dynamics
Decode the intricate dynamics that govern executive teams. Gain an understanding of the essential mechanisms to become a high-performing and influential team member.
2. Developing Power and Influence
Learn how to develop your power and influence to foster collaboration among your colleagues in the executive team. Discover practical strategies to successfully execute projects for the benefit of the entire organization.
3. Mastering Delicate Balances
Particularly crucial for leaders responsible for functions such as HR, Finance, and Health/Safety - but important for all executive committee members. You must maintain a delicate balance
between supporting your colleagues while ensuring compliance with company policies.
Join Jacques Neatby for a conference that sheds light on the tools at your disposal to enhance your leadership skills at the company's summit and become an indispensable member of your executive team.
EXCELLENCE IN EXECUTIVE COACHING AND CONSULTING: KEYS TO GUIDING LEADERS
To executive coaches and consultants providing support to CEOs and other leaders: you will discover how to refine your approach with executive teams, guided by Jacques Neatby, an international authority in the field.
1. Guiding Leaders: Understanding Internal Dynamics
Explore how to comprehend the internal dynamics of executive teams to better guide your executive clients. Decode the "rules of the game" at the company's summit for more effective guidance.
2. Developing Influence: Advising with Impact
Learn how to enhance the power and influence of your executive clients to promote collaboration within their executive teams. Your role is to assist in executing projects for the benefit of the entire organization.
3. Specialized Coaching
For executive coaches and consultants supporting leaders in strategic functions such as HR, Finance, and Health/Safety, mastering delicate balances is crucial.
Join our expert to perfect your skills in executive coaching and consulting, and become a key partner in the success of the leaders you support.
LOCATION : MONTREAL, QC
'' Jacques helped us to grow as an executive team, improving our effectiveness and way of collaborating, driving us to achieve great results. He has an excellent ability to diagnose an executive team’s weak points and helped everyone self-reflect so we could develop as a team and trace our path forward. He has great inter-personal and coaching skills. Jacques is not only an excellent professional is also very pleasant to work with (everyone on my team appreciated him). ''
LEADERSHIP TEAM ALIGNMENT
From Conflict to Collaboration
Debunking much of the received wisdom regarding the sources of leadership team dysfunctionality, Leadership Team Alignment presents a targeted strategy for building and managing a top executive team to gain competitive advantage. Frédéric Godart and Jacques Neatby bring a wealth of practical experience and in-depth knowledge, with over eight hundred hours of direct observation with more than fifty leadership teams across the globe and thousands of hours working with executives. With this book, they offer solutions to manage conflict and create environments that effectively address misalignments in organizations.
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ARTICLE - Harvard Business Review
7 QUESTIONS CLÉS POUR ÉVALUER L'EFFICACITÉ D'UNE ÉQUIPE DE DIRECTION
Jacques Neatby s’intéresse depuis plusieurs années à la performance des équipes de direction. Ses travaux l’ont notamment amené à développer un outil de diagnostic de la santé des comités exécutifs. L’objectif est de balayer, à travers sept questions, les trois dimensions clés de la performance collective d’une équipe de dirigeants : l’alignement stratégique, la présence de conflits constructifs et la capacité de collaboration.