Book descriptionTeams 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.
Table of contents
- Cover Page
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Introduction: An Amazing Journey
- Study the Best
- Truth Is Truth
- The Three Pillars
- Winning Is Hard Work
- Enlightened Self-Interest
- The Big Idea
- Course Correction
- No Wasted Talents
- The Goal: Results
- Launching a Movement
- Harder Than It Looks
- Change Is Hard
- The Real Issue
- A Second Chance
- The Journey Continues
- Conclusion: The Next Step Is Yours
- High-Performance Team Assessment
- About the Author
- Stay in Touch
- Title: The Secret of Teams
- Release date: September 2011
- Publisher(s): Berrett-Koehler Publishers
- ISBN: 9781609941093
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