(Intro from Part 1: Businesses are becoming more complex. It’s harder to predict outcomes because intricate systems interact in unexpected ways.
Staying on track is much easier with a guide or checklist. Michael Useem, a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of The Leadership Moment, has published The Leader’s Checklist to create a clear roadmap for navigating any situation. I will present in the blog in condensed form, with sample questions accompanying each principle.)
11. Build a Diverse Top Team: Although leaders take final responsibility, leadership is most effective when there is a team of capable people who can collectively work together to resolve key challenges. Diversity of thinking ensures better decisions.
Employee accountability and engagement are the driving forces behind achieving great results. As a leader, it’s your job to help team members see how their participation contributes to your team’s success. Employees become engaged when they can describe their role in outcomes and desired results.
a. Have you drawn quality performers into your inner circle?
b. Are they diverse in expertise, but united in purpose?
c. Are they as engaged and energized as you?