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📅 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

#thoughtfortoday #trust #honesty #psychologicalsafety #teams #performance #coaching #author

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.

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