This week we are looking at the importance of organizational health through the eyes of Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Advantage.
According to Lencioni, healthy organizations begin by, “building a cohesive leadership team.”
Sounds easy, but if it were effortless, everyone would be great. So the question is, “How can Y-O-U build a high octane team?”
Lencioni says, “cohesive teams build trust, eliminate politics, and increase efficiency by…
◾ Knowing one another’s unique strengths and weaknesses
◾ Openly engaging in constructive ideological conflict
◾ Holding one another accountable for behaviors and actions
◾ Committing to group decisions”
As you consider your team, do those bullets describe your current culture? If not, it is time to rethink the way you do teams.
May I suggest you begin by learning everyone’s story around your circle of influence. I have heard many leaders quote the old saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” but watched very few apply its truth.
If you want to create your own advantage, start by listening and learning. Without doing so, you will never build a great team.
Leadership Begins at Home,
What are some of the best practices for a leader who is attempting to build a cohesive leadership team?
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.