From Roger Schwarz: Becoming the leader of an existing team can be chal­lenging, but taking over from an incom­pe­tent leader is more diffi­cult. Incom­pe­tent leaders are not only inef­fec­tive at achieving the team’s goals. They think and act in ways that detract from and under­mine the team’s perfor­mance, working rela­tion­ships, and well-being. Conse­quently, in addi­tion to forging agree­ment on the normal issues of mission, goals, and roles, incoming leaders often find their new team in disarray, dealing with conflict and stress. Building a stronger team means addressing these emotion­ally-laden issues. · Go to Taking over from an incom­pe­tent team leader →