Creating Great Practice Groups
Groups of people achieve extraordinary things. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery achieved perhaps one of the greatest feats of exploration mankind has witnessed. But it was far from luck that led to their success. The attributes that contributed to their success were:
A Compelling Goal — They had a clear and compelling goal — to find a navigable water passage from St. Louis to the Columbia River.
Leadership — The men of the Corps followed Lewis and Clark because they had unflagging confidence in their leaders’ integrity, character and commitment to the entire group. It wasn’t charisma, but behavior that set Lewis and Clark apart as leaders.
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