Author: Hackman, J.R.

Wageman, R., Nunes, D.A., Burruss, J., & Hackman J.R. (2008). Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes To Make Them Great. Harvard Business Review Press.

Abstract: An organisation’s fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today’s world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person – no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise’s senior […]

Hackman, J.R. (2011). Collaborative Intelligence. Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems. Berrett-Kohler Publishers.

Abstract: Intelligence professionals are commonly viewed as solo operators.  But these days intelligence work is mostly about collaboration.  Interdisciplinary and even inter-organizational teams are necessary to solve the really hard problems intelligence professionals face. Tragically, these teams often devolve into wheel-spinning, contentious assemblies that get nothing done.  Or members may disengage from a team if […]