- “Executive team members fail to devote enough attention to developing team cohesion….Often, issues pile up which are never dealt with, thus damaging the fabric of the team. Top teams need regular health checks but there’s a special skill in being able to see clearly what is going on in a team. The CEO has to decide how to lead members through problems and dysfunctions and get the team to adjust its collective leadership approach. How a CEO manages this team is vital because it serves as a model for the whole organization.”
~Hubert St Onge, CEO, Konverge and Know
(quoted in Ashton and Lambert, High Performance Leadership:
Leaders Who Inspire and Deliver, London: CRF Publishing, 2003.
To be reviewed in the April issue of Integral Leadership Review)