The Profound Power of Teamwork

 

 It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when no one is worried about who will get the credit. The profound power of teamwork is the sublimation of personal ego to successful accomplishment of a common goal.

LEADERSHIP INSIGHT: The Failure of Leadership and the Government Shutdown

 

 The test of leadership is efficacy. In politics, elected leaders must pursue their principles in a manner that respects but is not entirely subordinate to the desires of a majority of constituents. That requires a balance between ardently advocating one’s own ideology and strategically accepting and respecting contrary views of equally sincere leaders. In 2013, as we witness one more …

LEADERSHIP INSIGHT: DEALING WITH MISBEHAVING TOP PERFORMERS. Managers prove themselves to be leaders when they do what is right even when it costs more than they want to pay because they understand that the cost of losing credibility and moral authority outweighs the benefits of expedient compromise.

 

 Just as the best athletes on a team often expect and get special treatment when it comes to violating the rules or ethical norms, top performers in the business world often believe their productivity will shield them from discipline for such things as expense reporting fraud and sexual harassment. Sometimes, the”golden boys or girls” simply act like jerks at the …