In his book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says “I’ve become absolutely convinced that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre or unsuccessful ones has little, if anything, to do with what they know or how smart they are; it has everything to do with how healthy they are.”
Leadership teams must focus on becoming healthy as well as working smart to achieve their potential for success. How is your team’s health?
Here are a few questions you might ask yourself:
Are you experiencing true, vulnerability-based trust?
Does the team mine for and address conflict in a constructive way?
Do you make clear commitments, or is there ambiguity?
Is everyone comfortable holding others accountable – and being held accountable?
And is the team focused singularly on the results for the greater good of the organization?
A healthy leadership team accelerates growth and success and becomes the foundation for a healthy organization. Truth is, most companies are not healthy.
How’s yours? Let me know if you want to address this, enjoy working together, and set your company up for greater success. Let's Talk.
 Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage, (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012) 8