This is a sample of one product in a series of briefs I built for a company that wanted to bridge the gap between academic research and their audience of project managers.
In this Koan Brief, prepared for the their project management clients I chose a study that involved 683 team members and 25 team leads. It sought to answer whether good leaders helped or hurt teams and the effect on the products they produced.
Leaders were broken out into transformation and gatekeeper styles. Then they were measured against their team’s performance, key cultural norms, and their communication approach. The results are strong and fascinating.