Leadership often is mistakenly described as the product of an individual’s traits or character (dynamic!, inspiring!, take-charge!). That approach overlooks at least two central elements to a person’s success as a leader: actions that produce desired outcomes, and the support the organization provides (or doesn’t) to enabling the leader’s efforts. (The trait-approach to defining leadership also… Read More ›
Likewise, teamwork is not one thing either. Teamwork means different things to different people. There’s no common, much less a universal, definition of teamwork. And that’s why teams from boardrooms to operating rooms get into so much trouble when they proclaim they’re doing teamwork. They need to share a common model of teamwork.