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Ask a Coach: Jon Huggett

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Q: I manage a team with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. While I know that there are lots of benefits here – diverse teams are often more innovative – it has still been hard to create cohesion, and bring the group together. How can I help strengthen this team as a leader? 


Uniting and exciting a diverse team can be tricky.  If you’re used to building cohesive teams by rewarding merit and loyalty, consider turning that inside out and putting…

All of this makes more work for a leader.  It’s harder than leading lookalikes.  But the payoff can be more innovation and fewer mistakes – a winning team.

Jon Huggett, Torch Executive Coach

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