As CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, James H. Quigley oversees a network of member firms composed of more than 170,000 employees in 145 countries. He recently co-authored a book, As One, about the eight archetypes of leaders and followers—and about applying those models to your organization to unlock the power of teams working “as one.”
EL: What do you see as the potential, if leaders could only get large groups of people to work more efficiently together?
Quigley: When you look at the top quintile of companies, you’ll find that the source of their winning edge is they have leaders who are effectively performing their roles. Companies stuck in the middle or bottom tier—those leaders aren’t able to bring together the power of the organization and get one behavior from the organization.
I haven’t done a study on that, to say “‘As one’ behavior improves y by x.” But I do believe passionately that unlocking “as one” beha...(register to read more)