The Advantage

  1. Organizational health: minimal politics and confusion, high degree of morale and productivity, very low turnover among good employees.
  2. A leadership team is a small group of peopel collectively responsible for achieving a common objective for their organization.
  3. Inquiry vs. advocacy: inquiry happens when people ask questions to seek clarity about another person’s statement of advocacy.
  4. Leaders can raise the amount of healthy conflict by mining for it. They can unearth disagreement and gently demand that people come clean.
  5. People won’t commit until they can ask questions, provide input, and understand.
  6. Separate “core” from “aspirational” values.
  7. Thematic goals: singular, 3-12 months, qualitative, shared across the leadership team. Single most important thing.