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The Wisdom of Teams by Douglas K. Smith, Jon R. Katzenbach

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Epilogue

A Call to Action

IN THE END, the wisdom of teams is within the team itself. It is not in creating the high-performance organization, managing transformational change, enforcing corporate performance ethics, or inspiring new dimensions of leadership. It is in a small group of people so committed to something larger than themselves that they will not be denied.

Our final story is about such a group. At one time or another, each of us as well as our editors, publishers, researchers, and advisers has tried to eliminate this story for all kinds of logical reasons: it did not fit; it was not a business story; it was not typical; it did not make the right point at the right time. Like most high-performance teams, however, this one kept defying ...

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