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Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great
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An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 24th 2008 by Harvard Business Review Press
(first published December 24th 2007)
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Sep 22, 2014 Joe Valenti rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Business Leaders, Managers, Pastors
The Hay Group and Harvard have come together to create a truly incredible text full of insight and research. The days of the lone-ranger CEO continue to slip away and the development of the "Senior Leadership Team" is on the rise. Wageman and team have identified six conditions that make a senior leadership team great. The book is well organized and is full of practical advise. If you have ever worked on a team you will quickly realize that the research presented in this text is right on track. ...more
This is a refreshingly pithy look at a few powerful ideas for making teams more effective. The authors offer well-structured and concise ideas with a lot of specific and useful information to move from acceptance to application. While a lot of the ideas will also ring true, this book offers powerful evidence and convincing arguments for those elements of teams that, when you come to think of it, are pretty clearly a great idea.
This is not a book for every leader. It is very much geared to those in charge of not just a team, but a Senior Leadership Team. So for those in that position or those who hope to be in that position one day I recommend it. It is not a touchy, feel good book about team building. It is very much research based and practical steps getting the most quality people on your team.