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Great Teams

Great Teams Book
Author : Don Yaeger
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2016-07-19
ISBN : 0718080572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is nothing more magical than watching a team come together, to manage adversity as a group, selflessly give to others, to find common purpose. Inspiring that to happen year-in and year-out is what keeps us in leadership. Don Yaeger has studied the best of the best. Now it is our turn to study this book.—Mike Krzyzewski, five-time NCAA Tournament Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball What makes a team great? Not just good. Not just functional. But great? Over the last six years, long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaeger has been invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. Delivering an average of 80 keynote speeches per year, Don was approached by his most consistent client, Microsoft, to develop a talk on what allowed some teams to play at a championship level year after year. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most all of their opponents? Don took the challenge. He began building into his travel schedule opportunities to interview our generation’s greatest team builders from the sports and business worlds. During this process, he has conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those interviews, Don has identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams. Building on the stories, examples, and first-hand accounts, each chapter in Great Teams comes with applicable examples on how to apply these characteristics in any organization. Great Teams is the ultimate intersection of the sports and business worlds and a powerful companion for thought leaders, teams, managers, and organizations that seek to perform similarly. The insight shared in this book is sure to enhance any team in its pursuit of excellence. Great Teams Understand the “Why” Great Teams Allow Culture to Shape Who They Recruit Great Teams Run Successful Huddles Great Teams Manage Dysfunction, Friction, and Strong Personalities Great Teams See Value Others Miss Great Teams Know How to Win in Critical Situations Great Teams Embrace Change Great Teams Build a Mentoring Culture Great Teams Have a Rallying Cry It takes a special formula to construct championship quality teams and in this book by Don Yaeger you will be able to see how great teams are formulated. Don Yaeger is Awesome, baby, with a capital "A"! –Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame broadcaster, ESPN Everyone wants to work on or play on a Great Team. The differentiator I’ve noticed is that the best teams pay close attention to and protect their culture and their people. Don Yaeger shows in this book that the same lessons are true on the sporting fields. There’s much to be learned within these pages and I know you’ll enjoy. –Gary Kelly, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines There are so many parallels between building a great sports team and building a corporate one, not the least of which that great culture makes amazing things possible. Great Teams by Don Yaeger provides a roadmap for all of us...in either of those worlds.—GJ Hart, CEO, California Pizza Kitchen

Creating Great Teams

Creating Great Teams Book
Author : Sandy Mamoli,David Mole
Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf
Release : 2015-11-11
ISBN : 1680503340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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People are happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. Self-selecting teams give people that choice. Build well-designed and efficient teams to get the most out of your organization, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up teams quickly and efficiently. You'll create a process that works for you, whether you need to form teams from scratch, improve the design of existing teams, or are on the verge of a big team re-shuffle. Discover how New Zealand's biggest e-commerce company completely restructured their business through Self-Selection. In the process, find out how to create high-performing groups by letting people self-organize into small, cross-functional teams. Step-by-step guides, easy-to-follow diagrams, practical examples, checklists, and tools will enable you to run a Self-Selection process within your organization. If you're a manager who wants to structure your organization into small teams, you'll discover why Self-Selection is the fastest and safest way to do so. You'll prepare for and organize a Self-Selection event and make sure your Self-Selection participants and fellow managers are on board and ready. If you're a team member, you'll discover what it feels like to be part of a Self-Selection process and what the consequences are for your daily work. You'll learn how to influence your colleagues and bosses to be open to the idea of Self-Selection. You'll provide your manager with a plan for how to facilitate a Self-Selection event, and with evidence that the system works. If you're feeling the pain and chaos of adding new people to your organization, or just want to ensure that your teams have the right people with the right skills, Self-Selection will help you create the effective teams you need.

Great Teams

Great Teams Book
Author : Don Yaeger
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2016-07-19
ISBN : 0718080572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is nothing more magical than watching a team come together, to manage adversity as a group, selflessly give to others, to find common purpose. Inspiring that to happen year-in and year-out is what keeps us in leadership. Don Yaeger has studied the best of the best. Now it is our turn to study this book.—Mike Krzyzewski, five-time NCAA Tournament Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball What makes a team great? Not just good. Not just functional. But great? Over the last six years, long-time Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaeger has been invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. Delivering an average of 80 keynote speeches per year, Don was approached by his most consistent client, Microsoft, to develop a talk on what allowed some teams to play at a championship level year after year. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most all of their opponents? Don took the challenge. He began building into his travel schedule opportunities to interview our generation’s greatest team builders from the sports and business worlds. During this process, he has conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those interviews, Don has identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams. Building on the stories, examples, and first-hand accounts, each chapter in Great Teams comes with applicable examples on how to apply these characteristics in any organization. Great Teams is the ultimate intersection of the sports and business worlds and a powerful companion for thought leaders, teams, managers, and organizations that seek to perform similarly. The insight shared in this book is sure to enhance any team in its pursuit of excellence. Great Teams Understand the “Why” Great Teams Allow Culture to Shape Who They Recruit Great Teams Run Successful Huddles Great Teams Manage Dysfunction, Friction, and Strong Personalities Great Teams See Value Others Miss Great Teams Know How to Win in Critical Situations Great Teams Embrace Change Great Teams Build a Mentoring Culture Great Teams Have a Rallying Cry It takes a special formula to construct championship quality teams and in this book by Don Yaeger you will be able to see how great teams are formulated. Don Yaeger is Awesome, baby, with a capital "A"! –Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame broadcaster, ESPN Everyone wants to work on or play on a Great Team. The differentiator I’ve noticed is that the best teams pay close attention to and protect their culture and their people. Don Yaeger shows in this book that the same lessons are true on the sporting fields. There’s much to be learned within these pages and I know you’ll enjoy. –Gary Kelly, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines There are so many parallels between building a great sports team and building a corporate one, not the least of which that great culture makes amazing things possible. Great Teams by Don Yaeger provides a roadmap for all of us...in either of those worlds.—GJ Hart, CEO, California Pizza Kitchen

What Great Teams Do Great How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary

What Great Teams Do Great  How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary Book
Author : David Wheatley,John Barrett,Christi Barrett
Publisher : Koehler Books
Release : 2020-04-25
ISBN : 9781646630288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Teamwork makes the dream work. Or not. Human beings are wired to form connections, but that doesn't mean that they are naturally equipped for teamwork. Too many people find that working with others makes them miserable, wastes their time and makes them feel like kicking the dog at the end of the day. What Great Teams Do Great is a practical guide to activating the power of choice and the right team processes that create excitement, shared mission, trust and collaboration to achieve bold objectives (and have fun along the way).

Great Business Teams

Great Business Teams Book
Author : Howard M. Guttman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-12-03
ISBN : 9780470428443
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understand and decode the inner workings of great business teams with the more than 30 in-depth examples in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance. Author Howard Guttman examines and dissects teams at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels and isolates five key factors that drive team performance to offer you insight into the ways these teams achieve success. Using this book, go directly to the marketplace to scrutinize teams in a variety of industries, evaluating the challenges they face and the methods they choose to manage these challenges.

Taming of the Team

Taming of the Team Book
Author : Jack Berckemeyer
Publisher : Incentive Publications
Release : 2013-09-01
ISBN : 9781629500027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Getting the best out of students is made easier by using teaming to nurture their educational, emotional, social, and developmental needs, and this guide is a blueprint for teambuilding in any school setting. True stories and practical strategies make this an effective and entertaining tool for assembling and managing a team within a professional learning community. It includes a dynamic “3-5-3 Action Plan” for improving student behavior as well as tips for using teams to address Common Core State Standards. The book guides teams through resolving conflicts; planning ahead and preventing time wasting; setting consistent expectations for students; and connecting curriculum, instruction, and calendar schedules. It is a helpful combination of humor and instruction that will help any school with teambuilding.

100 Great Team Effectiveness Ideas

100 Great Team Effectiveness Ideas Book
Author : Peter Shaw
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release : 2015-02-15
ISBN : 981463459X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most of us work in teams at work. This book provides prompts to enable teams to thrive and be effective in demanding times. There is a huge interest to ensure teams are effective. The speed of change has meant teams have to be quick to adapt. Information technology means that teams have access to much more information, but need to be able to use that information in a constructive and sure-footed way. Globalisation means that there are many more virtual teams which have to find ways of working quickly and effectively, while adapting to cultural differences about expectations and ways of working. Good team leaders are regularly looking for ways of equipping their teams to work effectively, whilst also ensuring there is time to reflect on longer term issues. There is a growing appetite to try new approaches and learn from the experience of others. The ideas in this book will provide a range of suggestions to help you calibrate how best you can be both an effective team leader and member. The book is designed so you can dip into the different sections. It is intended to be a practical tool for managers and leaders at any level, in any organisation, in any country

Team Renaissance

Team Renaissance Book
Author : Richard Spoon,Jan Risher
Publisher :
Release : 2013-02-19
ISBN : 9781938222009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Just as the arch provides support for a structure, teams act as the foundation for any successful organization. Individual pieces hold the arch together, uniting to form a design that allows for the equal distribution of weight across the entire structure. Applying this concept, the Team Arch(tm) identifies nine performance characteristics that consistently build exceptional teams: clear direction, common measures, efficient practices, defined roles, sharp insights, relevant rewards, consistent communication, solid culture and the team leader.

The Orange Revolution

The Orange Revolution Book
Author : Adrian Gostick,Chester Elton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-09-21
ISBN : 9781439196663
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From New York Times bestselling authors and renowned leadership consultants Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton comes a groundbreaking guide to building high-performance teams. What is the true driver of a thriving organization’s exceptional success? Is it a genius leader? An iron-clad business plan? Gostick and Elton shatter these preconceptions of corporate achievement. Their research shows that breakthrough success is guided by a particular breed of high-performing team that generates its own momentum—an engaged group of colleagues in the trenches, working passionately together to pursue a shared vision. Their research also shows that only 20 percent of teams are working anywhere near this optimal capacity. How can your team become one of them? Based on a groundbreaking 350,000-person study by the Best Companies Group, as well as extraordinary research into exceptional teams at leading companies, including Zappos.com, Pepsi Beverages Company, and Madison Square Garden, the authors have determined a key set of characteristics displayed by members of breakthrough teams, and have identified a set of rules great teams live by, which generate a culture of positive teamwork and lead to extraordinary results. Using a wealth of specific stories from the breakthrough teams they studied, they reveal in detail how these teams operate and how managers can transform their own teams into such high performers by fostering: Stronger clarity of goals Greater trust among team members More open and honest dialogue Stronger accountability for all team members Purpose-based recognition of team members’ contributions The remarkable stories they tell about these teams in action provide a simple and powerful step-by-step guide to taking your team to the breakthrough level, igniting the passion and vision to bring about an Orange Revolution.

The Secret of Teams

The Secret of Teams Book
Author : Mark Miller
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2011-10-03
ISBN : 1609941101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Teams are critical to the success of every organization. Departmental, interdepartmental, cross-functional, ad hoc, task-specific—teams do everything from planning the office party to setting the annual budget to establishing performance goals. But what separates the teams that really deliver from the ones that simply spin their wheels? What is the secret of high-performance teams? As he did in The Secret, Mark Miller uses a compelling business fable to reveal profound yet easily grasped truths that can dramatically transform any organization. Debbie Brewster, the heroine of The Secret, has been promoted and is now struggling with taking her new team to the next level. Her old mentor, Jeff Brown, the company’s CEO, sends her out to find the secret of teams. On her journey she learns from three very different teams—the Special Forces, NASCAR, and a local restaurant. Debbie and her team discover the three elements that all successful teams have in common. But that’s just the beginning. The devil is in the details, as the story of Debbie’s efforts to actually implement the three elements shows. You’ll learn how to change entrenched ways of thinking and acting, what you have to do to optimize each of the three elements of a successful team, how to measure your progress, and more. Creating high-performance teams does more than just give your organization a competitive advantage. It can be a performance multiplier that significantly improves results while honoring and developing people. It may be the ultimate win-win-win that your organization is seeking.

Stronger Together

Stronger Together Book
Author : Simon Hartley
Publisher : Piatkus Books
Release : 2015-09-29
ISBN : 9780349408484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What do world-class teams do that others don't? How do those teams think, make decisions and respond to challenges? Stronger Together will help readers to understand what differentiates world-class teams from the rest. Using these insights, readers can apply the same key principles when leading - or being a part of - a team, whether they are in a business or sports environment. To illustrate how world-class teams operate and how they're led, the author draws on examples of teamwork from a diverse range of disciplines, from The Red Arrows to SAS Units, a Formula One Pit Crew, Americas Cup yacht crews, World Championship sports teams and more. He includes case studies from his work with elite professional, international and Olympic sports teams, plus executive leadership teams from businesses. This truly insightful and fascinating book lifts the lid on what it takes to be the best and how we can translate these lessons to our own performance.

Great NASCAR Teams

Great NASCAR Teams Book
Author : Jim Gigliotti
Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780778731900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looks at the NASCAR teams that consist of the driver, the crew chief, and the pit crew, every member of which works together to achieve racing victories.

10 Steps to Successful Teams

10 Steps to Successful Teams Book
Author : Renie McClay
Publisher : American Society for Training and Development
Release : 2009-12-01
ISBN : 1562866753
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title takes a practical approach to working in teams since everyone knows that the importance of teams is a cliche of business success. Written for all team members - leaders and players, this new title from ASTD provides insights and guidance in short, to-the-point messages, with easy-to-use tools and assessments that will get teams up and running quickly and effectively. From identifying team strengths to developing strong, trusting relationships, author McClay applies her expertise and background with sales teams propelling you and your team to maximum performance.

The Power of a Positive Team

The Power of a Positive Team Book
Author : Jon Gordon
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-06-13
ISBN : 1119430240
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A book about teams to help teams become more positive, united and connected. Worldwide bestseller — the author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership shares the proven principles and practices that build great teams - and provides practical tools to help teams overcome negativity and enhance their culture, communication, connection, commitment and performance. Jon Gordon doesn’t just research the keys to great teams, he has personally worked with some of the most successful teams on the planet and has a keen understanding of how and why they became great. In The Power of a Positive Team, Jon draws upon his unique team building experience as well as conversations with some of the greatest teams in history in order to provide an essential framework, filled with proven practices, to empower teams to work together more effectively and achieve superior results. Utilizing examples from the writing team who created the hit show Billions, the National Champion Clemson Football team, the World Series contending Los Angeles Dodgers, The Miami Heat and the greatest beach volleyball team of all time to Navy SEAL’s, Marching bands, Southwest Airlines, USC and UVA Tennis, Twitter, Apple and Ford, Jon shares innovative strategies to transform a group of individuals into a united, positive and powerful team. Jon not only infuses this book with the latest research, compelling stories, and strategies to maintain optimism through adversity… he also shares his best practices to transform negativity, build trust (through his favorite team building exercises) and practical ways to have difficult conversations—all designed to make a team more positive, cohesive, stronger and better. The Power of a Positive Team also provides a blueprint for addressing common pitfalls that cause teams to fail—including complaining, selfishness, inconsistency, complacency, unaccountability—while offering solutions to enhance a team’s creativity, grit, innovation and growth. This book is meant for teams to read together. It’s written in such a way that if you and your team read it together, you will understand the obstacles you will face and what you must do to become a great team. If you read it together, stay positive together, and take action together you will accomplish amazing things TOGETHER.

Creating Effective Successful Teams

Creating Effective   Successful Teams Book
Author : Thomas R. Keen
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781557532893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This hands-on guide instructs the business manager in how to organize and direct teams. All aspects of creating a successful team are described, including identifying tasks and choosing effective people, steps to effective leadership, ensuring harmonious relations, and monitoring the team's progress.

The Diversity Bonus

The Diversity Bonus Book
Author : Scott E. Page
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN : 0691191530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? What if diversity can also improve the bottom line of businesses and other organizations facing complex challenges in the knowledge economy? It can. And The Diversity Bonus shows how and why. Scott Page, a leading thinker, writer, and speaker whose ideas and advice are sought after by corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governments around the world, makes a clear and compellingly pragmatic case for diversity and inclusion. He presents overwhelming evidence that teams that include different kinds of thinkers outperform homogenous groups on complex tasks, producing what he calls "diversity bonuses." These bonuses include improved problem solving, increased innovation, and more accurate predictions--all of which lead to better performance and results. Page shows that various types of cognitive diversity--differences in how people perceive, encode, analyze, and organize the same information and experiences--are linked to better outcomes. He then describes how these cognitive differences are influenced by other kinds of diversity, including racial and gender differences--in other words, identity diversity. Identity diversity, therefore, can also produce bonuses. Drawing on research in economics, psychology, computer science, and many other fields, The Diversity Bonus also tells the stories of people and organizations that have tapped the power of diversity to solve complex problems. And the book includes a challenging response from Katherine Phillips of the Columbia Business School. The result changes the way we think about diversity in the workplace--and far beyond it.

Leading Teams

Leading Teams Book
Author : J. Richard Hackman
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 1578513332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Teams have more talent and experience, more diverse resources, and greater operating flexibility than individual performers. So why do so many teams either struggle unpleasantly toward an unsatisfactory conclusion-or, worse, crash and burn shortly after launch? J. Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that the answer to this puzzle is rooted in flawed thinking about team leadership. It is not a leader's management style that determines how well a team performs, but how well a leader designs and supports a team so that members can managethemselves. According to Hackman, cookie-cutter formulas and prescribed leadership styles often backfire because they place far too much emphasis on the leader as the primary cause of team behavior. InLeading Teams, he identifies the key conditions that any leader can put in place to increase the likelihood of team success-regardless of his or her personality or preferred style of operating. Through extensive research and compelling examples ranging from orchestras to economic analysts to airline cockpit crews, Hackman identifies five conditions that set the stage for great performances: a real team, a compelling direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching. Leading Teamsoutlines what leaders can do to structure, support, and guide teams in a way that · enhances the social processes essential to collective work; · builds shared commitment, skills, and task-appropriate coordination strategies; · helps members troubleshoot problems and spot emerging opportunities; and · captures experiences and translates them into shared knowledge. Out of these conditions, Hackman argues, the very best teams emerge-teams that exceed client expectations, grow in capability over time, and contribute to the learning and personal fulfillment of individual members. Authoritative, practical, and astutely realistic,Leading Teamsoffers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting. AUTHORBIO:J. Richard Hackmanis the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He resides in Bethany, Connecticut, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Great Teams in Pro Football History

Great Teams in Pro Football History Book
Author : Joe Giglio
Publisher : Heinemann-Raintree Library
Release : 2005-12-10
ISBN : 9781410914835
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are greatest teams in pro football and what made them stand out? Learn which players were inducted into the Hall of Fame and the records of unstoppable teams. Discover how players came together to beat their opponents. Read about changes that were constantly being made to keep up with the growing sport. From talented players to dynamic coaches, this book spans over 50 years to find the best in pro football history.