High Performing Teams: Team To Tribe

High Performing Teams

As a function of placing senior talent into leading companies we are often gifted unique access into the dynamics and cultures that make such firms tick. We are also often asked to provide perspectives not just on the individual hire but also with respect to the recipient team. How will this new placement fit in, how will they affect the whole team; fundamentally, will their introduction make the boat move faster?

This led to the development of a new service offering in the Pi Group’s portfolio: the skilled facilitation of high performing team programs. We call it our Team-to-Tribe (T3) service.

Team To Tribe

Pi Executive’s services are founded on proprietary intellectual content. We call it our Team-to-Tribe (T3) methodology and we endorse it to you as a structured way to examine how your organization is performing currently.

As high-performing team experts, our primary role is really to support the development of leaders … in the development of their teams.

From our experience, no two organizations are ever the same: different leadership team sizes, dynamics, corporate cultures and change-imperatives necessitate a wholly flexible approach to how this stage best works. Rather, we have developed a series of modular workshop sessions that can be configured, in close preparatory conversation with clients, to achieve this desired ‘shared understanding, collective will’ outcome.

If any of this has caught your attention we would love to share with you the detail behind these modules and further describe how this initial dialogue can powerfully build towards successful T3 company-wide roll-outs.


Figure 1 – The attributes of a high performing team


Figure 2 – T3 Journey: High-level recommended approach


Figure 3 – Stage 01: Building leadership understanding in T3 model – modular options


Read our Team to Tribe (T3) white paper

Meet the Tribe

Dom Moorhouse

Dom Moorhouse is a Partner and Board Member at Pi Executive. Prior to this role, Dom founded Moorhouse Consulting – a leading UK management consultancy in the field of transformational change and complex programme delivery. Dom led this company from singleton startup to a c. 80-strong, $30m business sale (to BT) in under five years; the company continues to thrive. Prior to this, Dom had an eight-year Officer commission with HM Royal Marines and was a programme leadership specialist at Deloitte Consulting.

Dom is now a recognised expert in strategic corporate (talent/capability/culture) development. He has written a number of books on the topic of entrepreneurism and corporate development and now advises a number of high-growth, ambitious boards in the recruitment and development of high-performing senior teams and value-adding, competitive capabilities. In the UK, he runs – twice annually – residential seminars for business leaders: focused on how to optimally move from strategy to delivery – with a systematic discipline and within a highly engaged team culture.

Dom is based in the UK and serves as our senior European Partner; he is also in the US on multiple occasions throughout the year – supporting our facilitation of board-level reviews, senior talent selection/appraisal and strategic team development (building high-performing, people-centric cultures) work.

He has a first-class computing degree, an MBA and programme management accreditation (PMP, Prince2, MSP). He is a UK Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors the Institute of Management Consultancy (CMC qualified) and the Association of Project Management (APM). He is currently, also, in the final straits of a second degree with the Open University: Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Outside of work, Dom shares the demands, with his wife Roz, of parenting three very active, growing children. With what little residual time there is remaining, Dom supports the working group of a mental health organization (The Mountain Way) – seeking to reduce the tragic incidence of broken lives and suicide amongst UK veterans. He also tries desperately hard to hang onto a zest for an active, outdoor life (which has in the past included being a Zambezi white water raft guide, endurance canoeist, climber and expeditioner) but now largely involves CrossFit and paragliding.


Steve Morrissey

Steve Morrissey is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Pi Group (www.thepi-group.com) – The Consumer Goods Talent Advisory Firm, made up of Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition. Steve has more than 18 years of experience in senior-level executive search and talent management. Steve’s clients range from entrepreneurial startups to family owned businesses to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies. In addition to search, Steve delivers high impact development programs to leaders and their teams and provides bespoke solutions designed to engage and inspire clients to achieve business growth and organizational effectiveness.

Steve is a proven leader with expertise in the areas of strategic problem solving, team performance, executive coaching, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Steve is most inspired when partnering with business leaders who are committed to implementing powerful initiatives that deliver extraordinary outcomes.

Before starting The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition), Steve enjoyed a fourteen-year career with a global executive search firm. His skills range from providing Executive Search services to his clients, to operating as an Executive Coach and working with senior leaders, HR and L&D professionals to create sustainable performance focused workplace coaching cultures.

Prior to the corporate world, Steve was appointed and earned an eight-year commission as a Royal Marines Commando Officer and had the privilege of either being part of, or leading teams of self-reliant high performers from an early age often in challenging environments – serving on operations globally. Such early experiences helped him forge the necessary entrepreneurial qualities of team-leadership, improvisation, tenacity, an appetite for calculated risk and a sense of humor in adversity.


Pierre Trippitelli

Pierre Trippitelli is the Partner and Board member in charge of Pi Executive (part of the Pi Group), an Executive Talent Advisory firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. Pierre’s focus spans across the Luxury, Health & Beauty, Food & Beverage and Consumer durables industries. While recruiting senior level executives for US companies expanding their international footprints, Pierre has also significant experience in helping foreign entities building out US businesses.

His international expertise and appreciation of cultural differences helps a wide scope of companies including entrepreneurial ventures, family owned organizations as well as publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies. Closely partnering with his clients, Pierre has successfully recruited diverse executive talents among the C-suite on a global scale. Pierre also operates as an Executive Coach, working with senior leaders, HR and L&D professionals to create sustainable performance and to leverage diversity in the workplace.

Prior to joining Pi Executive, Pierre served as a member of the Global Consumer Practice at Korn Ferry. With 16 years of International expertise in HR Consulting, Pierre is poised to contribute to the growth of a more disruptive and creative talent consulting firm.

Pierre is a French citizen born in Reims and received his master’s degree in business and marketing from one of the top 10 French business schools, KEDGE. After graduating, Pierre joined the French army and was deployed in the Congo where he built bridges between African and European communities. He then ran various Business Units in Eastern & Western Europe. In 2006 he relocated to the United States with the mandate to develop the North American presence of a major European Executive search firm. More recently, Pierre has been through the Columbia Business School Executive Coaching Program and is NBITM certified.

Pierre now lives in Darien, Connecticut and is married to a lovely American wife. He is the father of two handsome and athletic boys. Pierre is an avid hiker who still believes he can keep up with his teenage boys. On top of climbing in the Alps and Hawaii, he likes skydiving, skiing and competing on as many Golf courses as possible around the world. Pierre is an advisory board member of the French/American Chamber of Commerce in New York and French Founders.

In addition to his native French, Pierre is completely fluent in English and speaks German.


Jed Stone

Jed Stone has a real passion for enabling others to achieve higher levels of performance. As well as several ‘Operational’ roles during his 25 years in the Royal Marine Commandos achieving the rank of Warrant Officer, Jed spent four years at Joint Services Mountaineering Training Centers, eight years at the Commando Training Centre, three years at the Royal Naval School of Leadership and Management.

During this time, he also led teams that broke 2 Guinness World Records and represented Great Britain Internationally at 2 different sports. Jed joined McKinney Rogers, a global ‘business execution’ consultancy in 2001 as a Lead Coach and after 3 years was promoted to a Principal Consultant.  In 2007, he was promoted to Regional Partner for Africa and India.  Between 2010 and 2015 he led a team of 7 Consultants and Account Managers as the Partner for Europe and the Middle East. He drove sales delivering over $2million annually, working closely with the C suite of several global clients (including Walmart, Diageo, Barclays, Kenya Airways, Bacardi, Zain, Kenya Commercial Bank, Grohe and Aleris) combining Strategic Alignment with Inspirational Leadership and High Performance Behaviors.

Jed is a lead facilitator with Pi Executive delivering the T3 High Performing Team Capability Program to clients embedding the philosophy of ‘Mission Delivery’ and aligning organizational ambition with high performance behaviors based on many military principles.


Dave Pearce

Dave Pearce is an adaptable, confident and highly motivated individual who can work within a team or on his own initiative in diverse circumstances. Dave has led, managed and advised large numbers of individuals often in hazardous and arduous conditions.

He has travelled the globe during his military service of 25 years as a Royal Marine Commando and over the past 11 years, as a television and film producer and safety consultant working predominantly with presenters and A list celebrities going to extreme and hostile locations.  His TV and film commitments have predominantly been alongside the presenter Bear Grylls as his consultant, advisor and confidant. Dave has operated in all environments, cultures and has worked extensively in the security industry including providing close protection for many A list celebrities.

Dave has exceptional inter-personnel skills and the ability and experience to motivate and lead teams.  His extensive knowledge and experience in delivering and directing leadership development, high performing team capability programs and personal performance plans make him a real asset to the Team-To-Tribe team.

Dave continues to attain global experience and embrace challenges – having summited Everest in 2003, returning in 2006 and was a member of the first successful British ascent of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain. He also made an early British ascent of El Capitan, joined Bear Grylls as a team of 5, navigating a RIB through the North-West Passage and has had many other extreme expeditions. He is a published author, husband and father of three daughters.


Peter McDonough

Peter McDonough currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive for The Pi Group – The Consumer Goods Talent Advisory Firm. The group comprises of Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition based in Darien, CT and New York, NY. In addition, he works as an independent consultant following an extensive corporate career leading international consumer marketing organizations. He brings innovative thinking to transform business performance from his experiences leading global organizations in industries such as Personal Care Products, Consumer Household Appliances, Power Tools and Beverage Alcohol. His success in leading a diverse portfolio of businesses over the past 30 years demonstrates his agility to quickly analyze new industry dynamics, strategically evaluate competitive practices and craft business plans leveraging new growth drivers and organizational capabilities.   Peter is skilled in defining a clear vision and communicating business plans for success, prioritizing resources and engaging functional teams to break down organizational barriers that compromise focus and execution. He develops cultures that value accountability, diversity of thought and discipline for operational excellence.

In his most recent corporate role Peter served as President, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Diageo North America.   In this role, Peter transformed and built the marketing and product development organizations with new capabilities, a more focused strategic outlook and business plan that delivered accelerated growth and positioned Diageo as the industry leader in product innovation. As a member of the NA Executive Team, he played a key role in developing organizational strategy and growth targets for Diageo’s most important global region.

With professional experiences spanning from his role as a university professor in New Zealand to his responsibilities as a C Suite executive leading global organizations, Peter balances his drive for building teams that are focused and accountable for delivering growth metrics with the need to foster an inclusive environment where each team member feels valued in delivering the company’s mission.

In his diverse career, Peter has worked in six different industries and successfully led organizations on three continents. After teaching at The University of Canterbury’s Graduate School of Business in New Zealand, Peter relocated his family to Switzerland to serve as Procter & Gamble’s Vice President of European Marketing for Duracell Batteries and Braun Appliances. Prior to his overseas roles, Peter served as Gillette’s head of North American Marketing where he led the brand marketing organization for the company’s flagship Blade/Razor and Personal Care Business.   Earlier in his career, he served as Director of North American Marketing at Black & Decker where he was involved in launching the DeWalt Power Tool Company. Peter began his career after college working in a steel mill on the shores of Lake Erie as a management trainee in Labor Relations.

Peter is an alumnus of Cornell University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. He currently serves on the Board Of Directors of Providence Equity Partners’ Benefit Street RFT, The Pi Group, Effie’s Worldwide, Inc, The Splash Beverage Group and on the Advisory Boards of IgnitionOne Interactive Inc., Viridian Capital Advisors and SX Liquors LLC. Peter previously served on the RFT Board of AR Global Investments LLC and not for profit organizations such as The AdCouncil of America and The Children’s Trust Fund of Massachusetts.

Video Series

Team To Tribe – High Performing Team Capability
Team To Tribe – High Performing Team Capability
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Team To Tribe – High Performing Team Capability Program – The Experience
Team To Tribe – High Performing Team Capability Program – The Experience
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Team To Tribe – Team Exercises – Jungle Rock
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Team To Tribe – Team Exercises – Color Blind
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