"The importance of top team alignment"
Having an effective top leadership team in place is vital to a company’s success. Unfortunately that’s not always the case. Hence, the popularity of leadership development—and top team alignment programmes. If our aim is to create high performing teams, we need to understand the visible and hidden dynamics that are driving the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of its current members. This blog entry addresses the importance of top team alignment programmes.
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