Many company leaders say that hiring the best people is the way to make teams run smoothly. However, cultivating a strong culture of teamwork is more complicated than that. Adam Bryant – chief executive of the leadership development firm Merryck & Co – asked 525 chief executives how they lead and, specifically, how they inculcate teamwork. He reported on the results in his Corner Office column in The New York Times. While the advice seems obvious at times, these leaders’ insights about teams are digestible and applicable. getAbstract recommends this back-to-the-basics overview to new managers.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to foster a spirit of teamwork,
- Why sticking to concise goals and values is essential for team cohesion, and
- How to have difficult conversations with subordinates without making them feel defensive.
About the Author
Adam Bryant is managing director of the leadership development firm Merryck & Co.