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Great Teams

Great Teams
16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently

by Don Yaeger

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-07-19
  • Pages : 272
  • 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

Build Great Teams

Build Great Teams
How to Harness, Create, and Be Part of a Powerful Team

by American Library Association

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2021-03-30
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1728210720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), Build Great Teams provides a 52-week guide to creating your dream team—and accomplishing each of your goals along the way! Teamwork matters. Most of us realize the immediate impact of being on a strong, cohesive and harmonious team. But how do you A) establish a powerhouse team; B) develop successful teamwork skills; and C) turn a troubled team around? In just one year (or 52-weeks), you can achieve your personal dream team through Catherine Hakala-Ausperk's proven program. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this work covers major management topics such as success with recruiting, ensuring roles are successful, team communication, establishing an innovative team, and more!

Creating Great Teams

Creating Great Teams
How Self-Selection Lets People Excel

by Sandy Mamoli,David Mole

  • Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Release : 2015-11-11
  • Pages : 102
  • 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.

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams
A Book

by Stephen Kohn,Vincent O'Connell

  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release : 2013-03-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 160163529X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Increasingly, organizations count on project teams to develop products and deliver services to their customers. Consequently, effective teamwork and team leadership are integral components of an organization’s success. In 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams, Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O’Connell define the essence of superior performance by project teams at work, and identify nine attributes of team membership and team leadership that set the stage for accomplishment of group objectives. Kohn and O’Connell bring these proven strategies to life with real-world examples drawn from decades of experience.

Phil Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams: the 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Volume Iii

Phil Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams: the 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Volume Iii
A Book

by Phil S. Dixon

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-02-19
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1984585967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philadelphia's 1905 African-American Giants were the first team of the last century to score 1,000 runs. Organized in 1902 by Harry A. Smith and H. Walter Schlichter, the Giants were managed by veteran player/manager Solomon 'Sol' White. In 1904 the Giants defeated the Cuban X Giants to claim their first Worlds Championship, a title that they held for many years. The White led 1905 Philadelphia Giants featured among others; outfielder Pete Hill, third baseman Bill Monroe, first baseman Mike Moore, second baseman Charlie Grant and pitchers Emmett Bowman and Dan McClellan. White, Hill and Foster are currently enshrined in Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. Paced by Grant “Home Run” Johnson, the most powerful home run hitter in baseball, along with Andrew “Rube” Foster, one of baseball’s best pitcher, White’s 1905 Philadelphia Giants finished the season with a magnificent 134-23-2 record. This is their story, uniquely told here for the first time, in a day-to-day account of every exciting hit and every legendary strike out. In honor of the 1905 Philadelphia Giants' contribution to our American pastime, Dixon's American Baseball chronicles has compiled statistics and game notes from the entire championship season. Included within the book are written accounts for every game from the Philadelphia Giants’ entire 1905 schedule of nearly 158 contest, with scores, attendance figures and other seldom revealed information. The work includes additional information on more than 300 additional games played by the Cuban X Giants, Chicago Leland Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants and other African-American teams in operation during that same 1905 season. The comparative scores and related histories are a resourceful and entertaining aid for further analysis, and assessment, on the participation of African-American athletes in baseball as best represented by one legendary team in a single championship season.

Creating Great Teams

Creating Great Teams
How Self-Selection Lets People Excel

by Sandy Mamoli,David Mole

  • Publisher : Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • Release : 2015-11-25
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9781680501285
  • 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.

The Secret of Teams

The Secret of Teams
What Great Teams Know and Do

by Mark Miller,Ken Blanchard

  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release : 2011-09-09
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1609940938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a business fable that discusses the three elements that successful teams have in common and how to implement them into one's organization.

What Great Teams Do Great: How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary

What Great Teams Do Great: How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary
A Book

by David Wheatley,John Barrett,Christi Barrett

  • Publisher : Koehler Books
  • Release : 2020-04-25
  • Pages : 106
  • 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).

Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams

Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams
A Book

by David Finoli

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2017-10-30
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1439663130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships. The Negro League's Crawford and Homestead Grays are too often overlooked in the city's sports history but were as talented as any team that has played there. Names such as Lemieux, Crosby, Roethlisberger, Bradshaw, Clemente and Stargell are legends of American sport and members of Pittsburgh's most cherished franchises. The 1970s Steelers were known as the Steel Curtain. The Penguins have raised the Stanley Cup five times. Author Dave Finoli ranks the fifty greatest teams that won trophies, brought glory and lifted the hearts of Pittsburgh's devoted sports fans.

Great NASCAR Teams

Great NASCAR Teams
A Book

by Jim Gigliotti

  • Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 32
  • 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.

The Los Angeles Lakers (America's Greatest Teams) (Large Print 16pt)

The Los Angeles Lakers (America's Greatest Teams) (Large Print 16pt)
A Book

by Sloan MacRae

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1459621743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lakers are one of the professional basketball's most impressive dynasties. This exciting book traces the team's ups and downs. It also presents a treasure trove of information about this record-breaking team....

The New York Yankees (America's Greatest Teams) (Large Print 16pt)

The New York Yankees (America's Greatest Teams) (Large Print 16pt)
A Book

by Sloan MacRae

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1459621700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fans of the Bronx Bombers will revel in the Yankees' proud history and be inspired by a cavalcade of superstars, from Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez....

10 Steps to Successful Teams

10 Steps to Successful Teams
A Book

by Renie McClay

  • Publisher : American Society for Training and Development
  • Release : 2009-12-01
  • Pages : 192
  • 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 Sporting News Selects Baseball's 25 Greatest Teams

The Sporting News Selects Baseball's 25 Greatest Teams
A Book

by Lowell Reidenbaugh

  • Publisher : Sporting News
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the baseball teams that have been most successful through the history of the sport

Leadership 2.0: Leading Successful Teams, Businesses, Communications and Decisions Based On Neuroscience, Social Psychology and Leadership Principles

Leadership 2.0: Leading Successful Teams, Businesses, Communications and Decisions Based On Neuroscience, Social Psychology and Leadership Principles
A Book

by Peter Allen

  • Publisher : Peter Allen
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to others.” ~ Douglas MacArthur In leadership, you need to be able to play to your strengths and look towards overcoming your limitations. The first and most important step is identifying and understanding your leadership style. Without this self analysis, it’s impossible to know what your strengths and limitations are. Think about it….Where do you want to be a year from now? > Do you want to be recognized as a leader that is on top of their game? > Or do you want to be left where you are now—still struggling? Are you ready to face defeat or are you ready to become the best leader you can truly be? There’s not a moment to waste, it’s time to take your leadership style to the next level! Leadership skills are essential for everyone, and the great news is that they can be learned, meaning that there’s no excuse for poor leadership. Working with science is a way to identify and cultivate crucial leadership qualities and strengths. This book will provide you with concise, powerful, no-nonsense advice. The information is based on experience and research ranging from neuroscience, to social psychology, and is backed up by statistical data and analysis. In Leadership 2.0, you have each of these key characteristics and skills neatly laid out over each of the nine chapters. It’s not just for all the leaders out there, it’s also for supervisors, team leaders, managers, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and employees—in short, this book is for anyone who would like to learn to strengthen their professional and interpersonal relationships. In this book you will discover: > Leadership, Management Techniques & Communication Skills (based on research from neuroscience to social psychology) > What You Need to Become A Leader & What People Look for In A Leader > Become A Leader People Like (without treating it as a popularity contest) > The Top 5 Communication Secrets Of Great Leaders > How to Motivate & Inspire Your People During Difficult Times > How Elon Musk Got SpaceX Off The Ground (and onto Mars) - despite facing bankruptcy and ridicule by those within his own organization > Using Data and Statics To Measure The Impact of Leadership Styles > The Art of Connecting with Others & Delegating Work Effectively > Six Ways Highly Effective Leaders Deal With Change > Authoritarian Leadership and why it leads to toxicity ( learn from the failures of Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler and more) > Insights From The Great Leadership Experts (Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Jack Welch, and more) And much, much more… This book is a must-read for all leaders, no matter the industry or leadership situation you find yourself in. Even as a parent, you will benefit from the information on these pages. The choice now lies in your hands. I look forward to having you join me, Peter Allen, author and business leader, on this life-altering leadership journey! Become the very best version of yourself and the type of leader that others would want to follow. Reach for your dreams with Leadership 2.0.

Managing Successful Teams

Managing Successful Teams
A Book

by Pat Wellington

  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release : 2012-06-03
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0749464410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the shift of emphasis from the West to emerging economies such as China, Brazil and India, organisations need to restructure to adapt to the new global economy. Teams and projects are increasingly being scattered all over the world, and a manager operating in this environment can't connect face to face with people in their team. Not only will managers need to adapt to develop their skills for new environments, they will have to work better, quicker and faster. Managing Successful Teams prepares you to meet the challenges of building and leading teams, showing you how to improve performance and achieve the best results. Offering valuable advice and instant strategies, it covers each aspect of managing teams in new cultural shifts, including developing team creativity and innovation, realigning the teams identity with your leadership style and effective team leadership. The only book on the market to incorporate emerging trends and shifts in business practice, Managing Successful Teams addresses the practical and realistic issues you face in your everyday working life.

On-the-Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams

On-the-Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams
A Book

by Bill Butterworth

  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release : 2006-07-18
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 038551980X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This little book could make a big change in the way you view your team. There’s little more energizing and fulfilling in life than the satisfaction of working well with others to accomplish a common goal. And this powerful little book can help you experience more team satisfaction than ever before Making use of his exceptional, humor-laced storytelling style, Bill Butterworth makes the basics of teamwork easy to grasp and easy to put to work. He sketches a memorable overview of teamwork that includes: ·the three great needs of team members ·the four great barriers to teamwork, and ·the five great traits of effective teams. It all adds up to a succinct understanding of how to work well as a team that will satisfy leaders, managers, coaches–anyone who wants to know how to make a group perform at high levels while enjoying the camaraderie and satisfaction of being “us.” Also look for the On-the-Fly-Guide to Balancing Work and Life!

Big Teams

Big Teams
The key ingredients for successfully delivering large projects

by Tony Llewellyn

  • Publisher : Practical Inspiration Publishing
  • Release : 2020-03-26
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1788601270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a book about working with large teams of people. Whether your team involves 30 people or 3,000, the organizational dynamics are significantly different for a project manager used to dealing with smaller teams. As the project scales up in size and complexity, the processes and skills required change. As project leader, your focus moves from the technical aspects of project delivery to enabling, facilitating and integrating the different sub teams into a cohesive whole. Big Teams examines the research on team dynamics and the latest thinking on leadership in a project or program environment. It features stories and case studies based on interviews with project leaders from a range of major projects and programs. Structured around three core themes - Alignment, Engagement, and Resilience - it gives you invaluable, practical guidance on setting up and running an effective team of teams. As with all Tony Llewellyn's books, Big Teams is written in an accessible style with the focus on real-world application, but the academic underpinning is rigorous and will be a useful reference for any student studying project leadership.

Creating Effective & Successful Teams

Creating Effective & Successful Teams
A Book

by Thomas R. Keen

  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 85
  • 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.

Great Business Teams

Great Business Teams
Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

by Howard M. Guttman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-12-03
  • Pages : 256
  • 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.