Leadership Coaching Tip

Russ Volckmann

Recognize that leadership is both an individual and a collective phenomenon. Also recognize that defining what this will look like, particularly in the area of teamwork, is something that the CEO and other members of the executive team will need to define. The idea of teamwork has been around for so long and people have so many diverse relationships to it that it is easy for people to treat the idea as though they already have a set of shared beliefs about what is important. Remember: teamwork, like leadership, is defined by context. The business objectives that need to be served, as well as leadership resources and competencies and the capacities of individual players are part of the equation, as much as the relationship between the executive team and their stakeholders. Test assumptions. Focus on what is important.

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