- Eye Opening
- Concrete Examples
Extreme teams are specialized work groups whose members are experts with diverse backgrounds and skills. Often, team members represent multiple organizations and come together quickly to address sudden, calamitous problems. Leadership experts Amy C. Edmondson and Jean-François Harvey detail what makes extreme teams special, what it takes to lead them and what they can accomplish. If you want a dramatic example of an extreme team at work, consider the rescue of 33 Chilean men trapped far down in a collapsed mine.
About the Authors
Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, explores collaboration in uncertain, ambiguous settings. Jean-François Harvey is an assistant professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC Montréal.