📅 Thought for today:
‘Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.’
— Patrick Lencioni
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Patrick Lencioni wrote “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”.
It is a book I refer to often. I have also heard learned professors tell me it is not very useful because it doesn’t tell you what to do – whilst their own books tell you what to do but not how, or vice versa.
Working with teams of people (and more often aligned groups rather than teams), I am often struck by their lack of mutual trust.
They are thrown together in a company, or public sector body, and expected to work effectively together.
Lencioni says that lack of trust is the first of the five dysfunctions.
I really believe, and trust requires honesty and psychological safety.
These things are so rare that I have an entire business line based on helping teams develop them.