CHAPTER 1

How Well Does Your Team Really Work?

Why is it that when smart leaders gather to function as a leadership team, so often the team gets stuck? Why is it that the team as a whole seems less smart than its individual members? Why can’t the team generate strong results? Why doesn’t its supposed teamwork pay off?

Does the paradox and frustration of smart leaders working as a less-smart team describe your own situation? Consider these questions:

  • Do you doubt your team really pulls its collective weight?
  • During your team meetings, do you ever wish you could be elsewhere, or that the faces at the table could be different?
  • When your boss—an executive or your board—asks you what your team is accomplishing toward a strategic goal, do you sometimes ...

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