In today’s exponentially changing world, an organization depends more than ever on its ability to create and manage product teams that can leverage all of its leadership capabilities – and in the process make the entire organization more agile, more responsive and more innovative. Unfortunately, all too many teams fail. Professor Henrik Bresman’s top-selling book, “X-teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed”, is considered by many the most consequential text on high-performing teams in decades. In it, Professor Bresman develops principles and practices that can help managers to build successful teams in fast-changing environments. In this presentation, Bresman explains why “good” teams often fail, introduces the X-teams model, and coaches managers on how to build winning teams in seven critical steps. Moreover, he discusses how the x-teams model, when implemented through systematic training, can be used as a vehicle to distribute critical leadership tasks across the organization.