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Leading agile teams in complex environments

Do you find yourself with teams that possess all of the talent and resources you need but are still unable to respond quickly or effectively enough to your complex, fast-paced environment? Read on to learn about a 5-part leadership model designed to increase the agility and effectiveness of your teams.

Companies today face the challenge of how to adapt their organizational structures and leadership models, designed in the 20th century, to the new pace of disruption in today’s increasingly digital global economy. This question — “How can large organizations move with the speed and agility of a small team?” — was at the heart of General Stanley McChrystal, Chris Fussell and al.’s book, Team of Teams (2015). In that book, they present a hybrid organizational model designed to inject the agility of modern networks into traditional bureaucratic team management structures. Now, in its sequel, One Mission, author Chris Fussell outlines the other half of the equation: the accompanying leadership model. Here are his 5 practical steps to leading teams cohesive and empowered enough to respond to today’s rapid-fire challenges and opportunities.

 

Excerpt from Business Digest n°279, September 2017.

Caroline Schuurman
Published by Caroline Schuurman