Enlisting multiple stakeholders for a common purpose
WHAT IS IT?
Consensus Building is the ability to unite people under a common cause. Leaders who are skilled in this area are able to receive multiple ideas and ultimately draft a solution or plan that gets buy-in from everyone involved.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Consensus Building is a tool for the modern world of work. While decisions should ideally be built on reason and thus acceptable to all involved, oftentimes preferences are on based on personal agenda or groupthink, making this impossible. Yet leaders need the support of at least the majority of the team in order to continue in a healthy way. Consensus Builders are able to take the best ideas in the room, combine and integrate them, and then rally the team under this one conceived plan. Consensus Building is a habitual action of a great leader, and perfecting this skill will provide concrete benefits to the leader as well as to his or her team.