Transparency doesn’t work if it’s something we want only when we personally benefit from it. It’s the same with collaboration or a one-team approach.
Imagine you’ve boarded an airplane, and just before takeoff, a disturbance occurs. Crew members and customers are yelling at each other and nearly fist fighting. Passengers are being concussed and dragged from their seats with broken reading glasses sliding down their faces.
Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge, … while meeting with leaders at one of the largest technology companies in the world, he shared his assessment of what was required for the organization to succeed. In the details, he included the need for leaders to model the practice of “encouraging the heart.”
At some point every team needs to decide what sort of team it’s going to be. What sort of team are you on?