No one leader, and not even any two, has the breadth of competence and depth of capacity to do anything of much significance alone. Successful organizations usually have a core leadership team of three to seven top executives who are diverse in terms of skills, perspective, and experience yet aligned in an unyielding pursuit of specific goals. They are, in short, a diverse, cohesive, cooperative leadership unit.
The odds of success go way up when the top team has at least three players with different, complementary strengths that are all important to the success of the organization and who have:
- Established relationships in that they know and understand each other well and enjoy working together.
- Extraordinary desire, drive, capacity, and competence to accomplish their collective goal. Continue reading Form a Core Leadership Team to guide and drive peak performance.