Great ideas require brilliant teams to get them off the ground. Taking a science-practitioner approach to leadership, Gordy Curphy has spent the past 30 years researching, teaching, practicing, and providing consulting advice on leadership teams. In conjunction with Winsborough, we are pleased to host an event with Gordy Curphy later in October where he will discuss the current paradox which is happening in senior executive teams today: the talent management techniques used to hire and promote high – performing leaders work against nurturing high performing teams. Top teams tend to be populated by alpha females and males, typically competent, self-confident individuals and socially skilled leaders. By over refining the leadership’s gene talent pool, talent management inevitably creates clones which set up alpha paralysis. Put bluntly best talent practices are the cause of team dysfunction.