Great article and great insights into how you create a great executive team culture. I am just curious why you wrote this article as if all the golden advise only apply there.
In my experience, if you want the whole startup/company/organisation to be at its best I think this goes for all teams, on all levels because it will support the company-wide culture creation.
It’s not only the executives who need feedback, constructive conflict, empathy, team trust, commitment and confidence — I believe every employee will benefit from the awareness and clarity that brings.
In creating and facilitating great team work I always look to find the balance between talking about “how will we work together” and “what are we working on” when working towards the goal/deadline.