5 The Side Winder Effect: When Leaders Misinterpret Root Causes of Success

DOI: 10.4324/9781003439127-5

Success Defined

Is all success true success or a simple mirage that doesn’t last? Can success be measured over time? Is it possible for leaders to misinterpret the root causes of success? Is a simple improvement in a metric a true success? Can leaders disrupt high performing teams by not understanding the root causes of success and make disruptive changes that are not warranted? Is an improved metric the ultimate signal of success or is sustaining team synergy long term the ideal threshold? Can all leaders attain breakthrough transformational success or is a special skill set required? We will answer these considerations and more in the ...

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