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The Power of Collective Leadership

How well do members of your management team engage with each other?

Developing leadership skills as a group increases the effectiveness of your senior management team, which has a positive ripple effect throughout your organization, according to a new book, "Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results."

"Collective leadership effectiveness drives business performance," say authors Bob Anderson and Bill Adams.

Too often, they say, leaders focus their engagement efforts on the employees they lead, rather than investing in relationships with their peers.

The SmartBlog on Leadership offers 10 questions, based on Anderson and Adams' book, to determine how well you and your management team engage with each other:

1. Do I have the same level of commitment to my leadership team as I do to the group I lead? Why or why not?

2. Who sets the tone for the way our leadership team interacts? Am I a positive part of that process, or a bystander?

3. When conflicts arise between me and my peers, how willing am I to speak up?

4. How can I help my colleagues learn and grow?

5. When was the last time I sincerely complimented a peer on his or her team's success?

6. Do I actively look for ways to publicly credit my peers' teams or departments?

7. If a member of my leadership team is struggling, do I offer a hand?

8. When people outside my department make mistakes, how do I communicate with others about the problem?

9. Am I a positive role model for my peers?

10.If I sense that values or vision among my team members don't align, what steps do I take to rectify the situation?