No bad teams, just bad leaders

Idon’t know exactly when this happened, but over the last several years the dialogue around leadership has degenerated into a fluffy, abstract conversation about desirable leadership attributes. We seem to spend an inordinate amount of time and energy ruminating over highly theoretical propositions: ‘are humble leaders the best leaders?’ or ‘is transparency the most important leadership attribute?’

We seem to have lost sight of the primary objective of a leader, which is to create value for the organisation. Simple. The difficult part is working out how to yield the greatest value with the resources you are gifted. It all starts with building the right team.

I’d love a dollar for every resumé I’ve read or candidate I’ve interviewed who claimed to have

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