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The success of today’s complex organizations depends on a highly functioning, collaborative group of senior leaders who augment rather than distract the CEO. Leadership expert Chris Henderson offers a formula for building a leadership team whose members trust one another, share common goals, assume “collective accountability” and learn from their mistakes without pointing fingers – a team that moves mountains. Henderson draws upon his considerable experience with the Maasai tribe in Kenya to demonstrate how successful communities function. His insightful manual will appeal to leaders in mid-size to large organizations who want their leadership teams to be greater than the sum of their parts.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why firms must move beyond just developing individual leaders,
  • What strategies you can use to build collaborative leadership teams, and
  • How six kinds of conversations can help you strengthen your leadership team and your organization.

About the Author

Chris Henderson writes, consults and teaches on leadership while drawing inspiration from the Maasai community in Kenya, with which he frequently works.



“Leadership Teams”
A Leadership Team consists of the senior executives who run a company’s divisions or units under the leadership of the CEO or an equivalent executive. But, the Leadership Teams in many organizations turn out to be dysfunctional. Senior leaders tend to operate in silos...

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