CHAPTER9

PROMOTE PRODUCTIVE TEAM FIGHTS ON THE VITAL FEW PRIORITIES

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Building a strong team is one of the most important actions a leader can take to surface and manage blindspots. In many respects, the leader creates the team and the team then creates the leader—as a primary source of feedback and advice, it becomes a key influence on the leader's thinking and behavior. When well designed, teams maximize a leader's strengths while surfacing and counterbalancing his or her vulnerabilities. The best teams have the skill and confidence needed to challenge a leader when he or she is viewing a situation in an inaccurate or incomplete manner. Often, ...

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