CONTENTS

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1   Teams That Do Big Things

Teams that achieve significant outcomes distinguish themselves by taking seven essential steps. The Do Big Things Framework outlines the steps research shows teams must take to do anything extraordinary (without team members killing themselves in the process).

2   Teams That Flatline

The needs of every business have changed, yet most teams in companies go about teaming the same way they did years ago. Organizations fail to realize their potential when teamwork is transactional and diminishes people. The end of teamwork (as we know it) is at hand.

3   Commit to the Human Imperative

The first step in the Do Big Things Framework is to identify and align team members to the human behaviors essential for delivering the business imperative. Often born from a sense of caring for one another, this is the transformative thinking in how team members perceive each other that sets the stage for values to be put into action.

4   Embody Success (and Leverage Failure)

Next, ensure the team personifies the spirit and experience of the success they seek while they pursue their lofty objectives. When excellence is who we are (rather than what we will be someday), then even the hardship we encounter in our journey makes us better and stronger as a team.

5   Choose to Contribute, Activate, and Connect Across the Business

Teams that do big things have team members who are equipped to make three specific decisions:

1. The Contributor Decision: I choose ...

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