Leadership Team Model

Consistent with Margaret Wheatley’s research on designing organizations around information flows, the leadership activities in innovation organizations can be divided into eight categories each supported by a leadership team comprised of those individuals in the organization with the highest “believability” (or demonstrated competence and motivation) in that leadership area. These teams are shown in the “Leadership Team Model” figure. Each team has a clear and focused purpose, as well as a metric on which to evaluate their leadership performance. As the overall organization changes in its composition and as individuals join and leave, as well as individuals in the organization grow and wain in their “believability” in different leadership areas, the leadership teams composition changes so that at all times the strongest people comprise each individual leadership team.