This is an important and deeply interesting addition to the Edge.
I was asked to review this book by the Health Service Journal and my review was published last month.
As a leader, have you ever considered whether you really need a leadership team? This question is often ignored or the leader assumes that they’ve answered it, until they realise that their leadership team has become dysfunctional.
This book commences by asking this question, followed by five further questions about the purpose and membership of a top-team and how this has an impact on the organisation’s performance. The answers to these questions can provide valuable insight into a team’s understanding of how well they are working together.
The authors provide a template which, in their view, is the foundation of a successful team. In order to establish a high-performing team, six necessary conditions are required: three essential (real team, right players and compelling direction) and three enabling (solid structure, supportive environment…
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