Steven Sinofsky is a highly talented person, who was regarded to be the key person responsible for the success of Office and Windows 7 in Microsoft. He has unexpected left Microsoft. Some people commented that he could not get along well with other key executives.
Without going into details of the Microsoft episode, I like to pose this general question. For a large organization like Microsoft, what is more important - talented individuals or the ability to work in a team?
What about the public service in Singapore. Should more emphasis be given to individual KPI or the ability to see the bigger picture, of the public good?