Lessons in teamwork from a sailboat's crew

02/25/2014 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Learning to make a racing sailboat go where you want it to is an exercise in teamwork, writes S. Chris Edmonds. As a novice on a 30-foot Shields boat, Edmonds had to learn not just his own role, but also how to coordinate with his fellow sailors. "If team members don't know or don't align to your team's purpose, values, strategies, and goals, your team will experience inconsistent performance, team member conflict, the inability to shift to embrace a new goal, and worse," he writes.

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