Getting people to row in the same direction

“If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time” quote from Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Then, why do so many corporate leaders not focus more on getting a team to collectively row in the same direction? It’s because this is inexplicably more difficult than it sounds. And businesses tend to value tangible “domain expertise” such as engineering, scientific, marketing skills more than true leadership skills.

The most effective people are those who can get others to want to do what they (effective people) had in mind in the first place. They are able organize and motivate others toward a specific vision and goal. These leaders can move organizations to unexpected heights. Work to be one of these highly effective leaders.