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June 26, 2017

What Sets Apart the Greatest Teams of All-Time?

Sam Walker revisits the popular idea of leadership. In The Captain Class, Walker describes what makes an elite captain by analyzing the leadership of sixteen of the most dominate teams in history. What he found is that each team had the same type of captain—a singular leader with an unconventional skill set that drove the team to achieve sustained, historic greatness.

Ironically, it wasn’t the Roy Keane’s or the Michael Jordan’s that made it happen. “The best leaders in sports history were not mesmerizing characters. They didn’t always make for great television. That’s what we’ve come to expect, however. So that’s what we continue to get.” And so teams choose the wrong people to lead them. They promote people with the wrong characteristics. It’s typically not the player with the highest market value. What it takes to lead is not always what it seems.

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According to Hay Group surveys, nearly one-third of employees indicate that their managers do not effectively communicate the goals and objectives for their teams.

More than 40% report that they do not receive clear and regular feedback from their managers on how well they do their work.


SOURCE: The Enemy of Engagement by Mark Royal and Tom Agnew (2011)
 

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