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Leading Teams Rationale The Lone Ranger is dead When The Economist magazine recently asked 180 leaders what the major influence on future organizations would be two-thirds of them said it would be teams and groups Clearly the John Wayne model of leadership wont work What is needed today is a different kind of leadership People who think they can do it by themselves are somewhat deluded Despite these kinds of statements the cult figure of the Chief Executive Officer still exists They are enshrined and probably celebrated too much This is partly an American phenomenon However throughout Europe there are beginning to be reactions against these icons for companies and these are ominous signs for the future of figureheads Groups teams communities partnerships stakeholders colleagues collaborators signal the end of the Great Man the death of the John Wayne myth As the business world becomes more complex and interdependent executives cannot afford to lead in isolation Instead they must tap into the collective knowledge and expertise of their colleagues by creating real teamwork at top levels of the organization They need to build truly effective leadership teams Introduction Successful management in todays society are forever trying to seek out the most competent individuals to employ in specific roles within a business environment The criteria on which an individual is selected are widely recognised as the common attributes of a leader These qualities would include intelligence forcefulness sensitivity patience decisiveness the person would be reflective and dynamic a good communicator as well as being a good listener The list of desirable traits continues to describe the perfect leader-manager who would be effective and most probably flawless In reality this person could not exist simply because many of the characteristics seem to conflict with one another It is unlikely that someone could be both forceful and particularly sensitive The inability of a single individual to possess
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