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The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement

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Harvard Business Review has published a piece written by Orla Leonard, Nathan Wiita, and Christopher Milane on the topic, “The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement.” The piece reports the results of research that RHR has been conducting for the past six years about enterprise-wide leadership teams. One of the findings is the high correlation between top-team performance as measured by business outcomes and the ability to manage conflicting tensions. Cohesion, formerly thought of as perhaps the most important attribute of a high-performing team, is not so important. The best teams strike the right balance between cohesion and constructive conflict.

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