Chapter 8. Building Flocks: Teaming for Today’s Run


Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.

 --William Shakespeare

Tracy’s position was secure. Not yet 40, she had spent more than a dozen years with an organization that grew steadily despite a difficult and turbulent environment. A high-potential junior executive, she enjoyed various assignments and participated in the inner circle of leaders just below the executive suite. A few more years and she would most likely enter the suite herself. She and her family had settled into a community for keeps. She did not plan to go anywhere else.

The world changed. New colleagues demonstrated a significantly different orientation to the business and, more important to her, to the people in their ...

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