Russian Roulette in Business

Despite all the frameworks, theories and elaborate models available to help guide and educate leaders about high-performance team effectiveness, leaders still seem to fall into one of two basic camps – those who believe they already have a highly effective senior team but who, in reality, do not, and those who know they have an ineffective senior team, but are afraid to do the hard work necessary to fix it. The former just don’t seem to be aware enough, or perhaps just don’t care to see the facts staring them in the face. They just carry on, not fully appreciating the cost of their own ignorance. Strangely, the latter group somehow find it easier to replace individual members of the team, in a wild game of Russian roulette, rather than fix the cracks in the fundamental foundation.