From Davos to DC: Top teams face universal challenges

Top teams and leadership are squarely in the spotlight this week, with the combination of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and the continued confirmation hearings for the US president-elect's incoming cabinet in Washington, DC. At a glance, the two expressions of leadership might seem entirely different. Yet as I've met with various business leaders and joined in the hallway conversations at this year's World Economic Forum event, I've been struck by the similarities. Indeed, the challenges of top teams appear universal.