This article from McKinsey Quarterly looks at identifying some of the common issues that plague top management teams across organizations and also offers honest insights into actions that can kick-start the development of a good team at the top. Organizations across the world have identified the importance of having a strong team at the top but fail to set down criteria for identifying key leadership talent and developing them once recruited as leaders. Source: Pexels The authors clearly identify, based on their research, the top issues that require attention, some of which are shared below. \tConfused Direction \tLack of in-depth - understanding \tPoor dialogue \tInsularity \tIneffective interaction Some of the key areas that they advise organizations to work on for improving effectiveness of teams at the top include \tAddressing a number of issues concurrently \tChannel discontent within team \tMinimizing outside intrusions. \tEncouraging inquiry and reflection Do check out the full article. Definitely worth a read for anyone involved in working with top management teams.