It’s easy to put off a leadership retreat when most retreats you attend or hear about either:
- Don’t seem to have any real business impact
- Feel like an expensive company-wide party
- Place a heavy strain on resources to plan and pull off successfully
Which means it’s critical to understand when a leadership retreat is the highest ROI tool in your company belt.
When Do You Know A Retreat Is The Answer?
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that deciding to host a retreat is based on your team’s ‘health’.
After decades of leading and learning in innovative teams, these are the 7 symptoms we’ve identified to signal it’s time for a leadership retreat:
- Lack of trust
- Avoidance of constructive confrontation and resolution
- Cliques and triangulation
- Not holding under-performers accountable
- Competition instead of collaboration
- Toxic team members
- Lack of In-person connections, virtual only meetings
In list form it’s easy to see how these can quickly snowball out of control (and impede mission-critical work), yet leaders often become aware of them long after team members do.
How A Leadership Retreat Can Help
If you’re starting to notice one or more signs your team could benefit from a leadership retreat, there are 5 key steps to ensure your retreat is a success for your team… and your bottom line. Download our free 7-page guide to design your retreat: