August 2014 Sheerline Perspectives

Great leaders or great leadership teams?

7th August, 2014

I’ve been reflecting recently on whether organisations need great leaders or great leadership teams. It’s an ongoing debate in leadership development circles and many “motivational” books extoll the virtues and benefits of charismatic leaders who, apparently single handedly, create, grow and develop their organisations. And there are many successful entrepreneurs who seem to give the impression that they, and they alone, lead their empires.