Chapter 4. Factor 2: Building a Strong Management Team

Smart managers quickly figure out that their success depends on the capability of their team. Virtually all of the factors that are critical to executive advancement require that leaders can rely on their staff to perform. Interacting with customers and other external groups, carving out time for strategic thinking, identifying the next big breakthrough, influencing and persuading peers across the company: all of these take time, and a strong team allows you to focus on them.

Much has been written about people management recently and how great leaders engage their teams and develop their people. These books emphasize team communications, providing performance feedback, coaching, training, conducting ...

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