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How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth Hardcover – May 22, 2012
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UPDATES for the Fall 2012 -
going for my THIRD Guinness Record in Paddling in September.
will help Athenas hike the Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon in October!
SEPTEMBER: Finished First in Women 's Division for ELLIPTIGO Championships on Palomar Mountain - met Olympian Mary Decker Slaney while racing for Project Athena with Teammate Ann Hall who came in 5th!
JULY: Finished First Woman and Second in Race for the Missouri 360 - paddled for 3 days - as the picture of my hands tell the story
Athlete, firefighter, competitor, mentor, winner--and now bestselling author. These attributes all describe Robyn Benincasa. She continually sets new goals for herself and in the last week of September 2012, she will attempt to break a third Guinness World Record in the ocean for "Longest Distance Paddled in a Canoe/Kayak in 24 hours by a Female". She currently holds the "Flat Water" (lake) and "Moving Water" (river) Guinness 24 hour records and this new endeavor will complete the paddling category.
In 2002, Robyn launched World Class Teams, an adventure-based team-building company that brings the lesson of teamwork from adventure racing to both the corporate and personal worlds of her audience. Robyn is also the founder of Project Athena, a nonprofit organization that helps women who are survivors of medical setbacks live an adventurous dream as part of their recovery. She lives in Cardiff, California. Her new book, "How Winning Works", is published by Harlequin.
Find out more and visit her at www.worldclassteams.com
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to improve their relationships with co-workers, employees, clients, friends or family. A great read from cover to cover and a real page-turner.
Not to say that the lessons in the book don't apply to business or any other team. The application of her 8 Essential Leadership Lessons are made very tangible by her stories - making them easy to understand then apply to your business or team.
I smiled, laughed, and fought back tears during different times reading the book. It is truly inspiring.
Not only was it entertaining to get a peek into the world of extreme adventure racing, there were tons of worthwhile insights. I think my biggest takeaway was playing to others strengths and accepting help where you have a weakness.
Truly a powerful read and worth reading cover to cover...with a highlighter in your hand.
Starting and running a business, or even just navigating a successful career is difficult. With the right mindset and preparation, however, you can survive and thrive. The lessons in this book are true--and the story is so dramatic that this makes for far more exciting and meaningful reading.
The book begins with a climb up a steep volcano, in altitudes that cause some people to experience deadly pulmonary edema. The team doctor is measuring blood oxygen saturation of each climber. If you don't reach seventy percent saturation (which is pretty low by any standards) you don't climb. Benincasa checks in--at seventy-one percent. Just over the line. She can go up. But it's by no means a done deal.Read more ›
That said, Benincasa identifies and discusses eight "essential leadership lessons" -- actually elements and components of effective leadership -- and none is a head-snapper, nor does she make any such claim. They are accompanied by 75 tips, tools, and tactics for becoming "wildly successful." Again, no news there. My guess (only a guess) is that those who find this book most valuable will be closely associated with athletes. Their coaches, of course, but also trainers and advisers on whom athletes also depend for guidance, supervision, and (yes) leadership. I also recommend this book to young people who aspire to compete in individual as well as team activities. Hopefully, their parents will also read it.
I think the greatest value of the book is derived from the personal, direct rapport with her reader that Benincasa establishes and then sustains throughout her narrative, one that seems to combine several features of two genres, memoir and manifesto. We learn a great deal about her life thus far as she shares an abundance of her personal experiences to illustrate key points. She also affirms, with passion and precision, certain core values that continue to guide and inform her decisions and commitments...and always will.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic insights on how to exercise grit and determination in the toughest races .. Easy to read and full of great tips.Published 1 month ago by Fleur D'Souza
Robyn knows what it takes to plan, prepare, and execute... ESPECIALLY when the going gets tough!
If you're a leader, read this book. Read more
For me, an author has done their job well if in addition to offering a work that entertains and informs their work also inspires. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Findingmyfire
Inspirational but also applicable to building a strong connected team! I loved how she was able to apply her experiences to other leadership qualities.Published on February 10, 2014 by Kelly Rodier
If there is any book that can teach you there is no "i" in team, it is this one. Besides, it is delightfully written and grabs your interest quickly with wonderful... Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Sherry Nguyen
I personally know Robyn Benincasa. She is a tremendous athlete and a totally awesome inspirational speaker. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by M. Schroeder