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Leadership insights: effective teamwork

Why do teams matter?

22 February 2016

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They matter because cooperation and teamwork are a powerful combination.

Professor Randall S. Peterson, Academic Director of the Leadership Institute, presents the first in a series of illuminating films on leadership. In this film, exclusive interviews with influential leaders reveal insights on working with teams they are part of or create.

Are the benefits of teamwork the same for Dame Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson? How do the beliefs of two successful London Business School alumni – David Pyott, former CEO of Allergan the maker of Botox and Michael Bolingbroke, CEO of Inter Milan, a powerhouse in Italian soccer – differ? 
 
What role does a leader play in creating and inspiring high-performing teams? Professor Peterson says: “Effective leaders both draw people in, as well as draw out the best in others. World-class teams are both diverse in their perspectives but also unified in sharing a common goal and purpose.” 

In the second film of the series, we explore: what makes a good confidante?

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