Have you ever wondered what it feels like when a team is totally in sync? Whether it’s the Navy Seals on a mission critical operation or the New England Patriots engineering a game winning drive; one thing is certain – They’re operating ‘As One‘. Great leaders are inspirational; and the best ones have a special ability to ignite a sense of identity that becomes the framework from which everyone acts and behaves within an organization.
There is no shortage of leadership books on the shelfs, but Mehrdad Baghai and Jim Quigley’s book “As One – individual action. Collective power” has me particularly engaged. They set out to answer the all important question “How do leaders get all their people to work as one”. As CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Jim’s highest priority is to unleash the power of Deloitte’s 170,000 so that they can work together ‘toward a shared purpose.’ Tomany, this would seem to be a daunting task, but as you read Mehrdad and Jim’s insights, you quickly understand that collaboration is today’s most competitive advantage.
So how do leaders like Jim engage their people in the work of their organizations? According to Mehrdad, this process is driven by 3 key questions:
- Do your people belong to this organization?
- Do your people believe that their choices and actions matter?
- How do I get them to work together really effectively?
Hear Mehrdad Baghai discuss the answers.