Information Exchange Practices

If (a team purpose statement) is constructed by the leader—which is often the case—they will undoubtedly be sold on the statement. But … no-one else will probably be as excited and enthusiastic about it, no matter how great it is.

I recall being asked to work with a local government authority in Australia several years ago. The organization wanted me to work with the newly elected Council to develop a brand-new purpose statement they were all committed to. This was a daunting task since each of the eight Councilors were elected on different and often conflicting platforms. Each Councilor, elected by their community, was expected to honor their policy stances in the new Council.

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