Teamwork 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (101 (Thomas Nelson)) Kindle Edition
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What the casual observer might not have realized is the Mets' pitching staff was about to come into its own; guys like Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry, and Nolan Ryan had tons of talent which would manifest itself in a trip to the World Series and a stunning upset of the highly favored Baltimore Orioles. The entire baseball world was amazed; and the Orioles were shaking their heads after falling to those Amazin' Mets in five games.
Of course, what the Mets were able to achieve, as a team, far exceeded their "individual" expectations; and the rest is baseball history.
John C Maxwell knows leadership, and he knows it takes great teamwork to make any leader successful. The qualities which every leader needs to know to produce a winning team are packaged nicely in this wonderful book. It's written in the typically pragmatic Maxwell style---direct and engaging. After reading it, you'll realize you knew everything he said; but then you'll realize everything he said is rarely achieved.
Throughout history, the great leaders---from Alexander the Great to Winston Churchill---were able to rally their followers to accomplish remarkable feats. Looking back on it, the stubborn persistence of an entire country during a ferocious attack by Nazi Germany, helped turn the tide in World War II.Read more ›
The points that John cover in this book are critical in all leaders and teams such as developing a team that lasts, creating positive energy on the team and harnessing the team's creativity.
John uses short sections and gives stories in the book to really drive these points home. Short and to the point!
I also love that this book is small in shape which allows me to keep it in the pocket of my briefcase and re-read sections whenever I have some downtime. I highly recommend this book for all leaders, managers and team members.
The main takeaways I received from this book are: stay humble, do things together, build trust, communicate, and empower others. Aside from the small amount of related stories, there’s not much more to this book.
The largest point of contention I have with this book is the treatment of unproductive team members. My personal philosophy is that everyone has something to contribute or that they are passionate about. Sometimes we may not have an option to get rid of unproductive team members, as Maxwell clearly advocates. I understand his point of drag and the power of negative energy, but it seems that more modern business books deal with this in a more effective manner than compared with offing the member from your team.
Overall, this is a quick read and can refocus you on the value of teamwork. It’s not groundbreaking, nor as inspiring as some of its other business counterparts. Maxwell is a great author, but this book seemed more like a cheap way to grab shelf space.
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I found nothing to dislike in the writing of this book. It was quite informative. If you lead a team you should indulge yourself by reading this book. It will make you the better.Published 2 months ago by Keefe Marzell
Maxwell at his best. John writes in a manner all of us can comprehend, and put into practice. Keep the book close at hand if you are in a position to lead any group - at work,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob Alligood
John Maxwell is wonderful & this book will help anyone willing to learnPublished 17 months ago by cbe
John Maxwell has established himself as a thoughtful, forward looking, provider of very solid advice for managers. This is another great example of his work.Published 18 months ago by William L. Mince
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