Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork
that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.
A friend of mine, the founder of a company that grew
to a billion dollars in annual revenue, best expressed the
power of teamwork when he once told me, ?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.?
Whenever I repeat that adage to a group of leaders, they
immediately nod their heads, but in a desperate sort of way.
They seem to grasp the truth of it while simultaneously surrendering to the impossibility of actually making it happen