Chapter

9

Building Team Leadership at Every Level

In This Chapter

Sharing common attributes, not just tasks

Building complementary strengths into executive teams

Taking advantage of informal teams and influencers

Leadership is becoming less about an individual person and more about process.

Literature, history, and the arts put a lot of emphasis on individuals as great leaders, but few leaders truly work alone. Leadership has become a team operation. This is especially true in the twenty-first century for two reasons. First, organizations are increasingly complex; one person can’t do it all. Second, the cultivation of engaged workers all but requires delegating responsibility to teams.

What makes a good leadership team? What personality ...

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