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The Leadership Book, 2nd Edition by Mark Anderson

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Forming your leadership team

Your leadership team is your key group of direct reports, with whom you spend most time – selecting them and defining their roles is one of your main priorities.

Frequency – periodic, but more often than you probably expect.

Key participants – you’re largely on your own on this one.

Leadership rating: Leadership7

Objective

Let’s start with what forming a ‘leadership team’ is not about. It is not about:

  • selecting individuals;
  • determining who attends your management meetings;
  • deciding who will have which job title.

Any or all of these may be outcomes. But crucially forming a team starts with your customers and your team’s interface with them. You may have a responsibility for an entire business covering all ...

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