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It's Not Rocket Science: 4 Simple Strategies for Mastering the Art of Execution by Dave Anderson

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Part FourGet the Team Right!

Regardless of how great you are as a leader, there's only so much you can accomplish alone with your own talent, energy, skills, and work ethic. If your goals are small, you probably can accomplish them alone. Even a klutz of a leader can bumble around by himself or herself and manage to climb atop a molehill. But if you want to do something significant, if you want to climb Mt. Everest, you had better bring some people with you; and they need to be the right people. The wrong team can turn your journey to greater heights into a nightmare.

If you've already begun putting into practice the strategies learned in “Get the Process Right!,” “Get the Leader Right!,” and “Get the Culture Right!,” you should be spending more productive time with your team. You should be keeping team members focused on master the art of execution (MAX) acts and the ultimate few objectives (TUFs), holding them increasingly accountable with the MAX board and rhythm of accountability meetings (RAMs), building a stronger culture for them to thrive in, and seeing better results in return for your efforts. “Get the Team Right!,” the final strategy for mastering the art of execution, will leverage the foundation you've built thus far by providing insights on how to better assess, develop, engage, and use the talents of people, as well as how to retain your human capital.

Many leaders have worked hard to develop their people but haven't yet developed the leadership skills, built ...

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