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Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask, Revised and Updated by Michael J. Marquardt

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Chapter 8

Using Questions to Build Teams

Teams now dominate organizational life, from senior executive teams and cross-functional teams to project teams, virtual teams, and more. Peter Senge remarks that teams have become a critical component of every enterprise and are now the predominant unit for decision making and getting things done.1 Tom Peters points out how the critical work of organizations will need to be done in groups—due to the demands of customers, speed, learning, and efficiency.2 Long ago, Margaret Mead, the world-famous anthropologist, noted that we should “never underestimate the power of a small group with dedication to change the world; it is, in fact, the only thing that does.”

But teams are not without their problems. Margaret ...

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