During my many years of working with leadership teams, I can whole heartedly say the key to leadership teams working well together is good communication. Having a leadership team that has good and open communication or at least having everyone committed to trying to achieve that is essential. Often when I first start working with clients, they have a crisis situation whereby their leaders are at locker heads, are not talking to one another or are using less than optimal communication that results in defensive and conflicting relationships. Leadership meetings are not as productive as they ought to be and are leaving attendees feeling drained and conflicted. This is a lose-lose situation. This way of working has often, alarmingly, become ingrained and if the leaders are not working harmoniously and towards common goals, the overall culture of the organisation is also negatively impacted. ..