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Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Business, Leadership | 0 comments

Chemistry of High Performing Teams – Interview with Les McKeown

You leave another meeting wanting to throttle one of your teammates. You know the one who pushes all the wrong buttons sending you into a tizzy, or at least pushing you to see red.

Consider this: that teammate could very well be a perfect fit for the team. That teammate who drives the team into gridlock, stopping progress on good projects could be exactly what is needed for success.

If only you could understand where she is coming from. If only you could have peace whenever she’s around.

Enter Les McKeown.

Les has done what great minds often do: take the complicated and distill it down to simplicity.

Les has identified four roles in his latest book “The Synergist” that exist in every organization, business: Visionary, Operator, Processor, and Synergist.

In this first of three segments, Les explains each role and the chemistry potential between them. It will burrow into your mind. You’ll begin to understand that co-worker who drives you bonkers. Seriously. You’ll begin to see how to create a high performing team.

Enjoy this first of three interviews with Les McKeown.

Switch and Shift Interview with Les McKeown from Shawn Murphy on Vimeo.


If you want to know if your style is Visionary, Operator, Processor, or Synergist, click here to take the Predictable Success Leadership Styles assessment for free.


Art by Surian Soosay

Shawn Murphy

Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. The Optimistic Workplace (AMACOM) out 2015

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