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Do Big Things: The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact Hardcover – August 28, 2017
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Your team has a big job to doagainst swirling priorities, rapid change, seemingly impossible deadlines, and (for most) a culture where the value of people is questioned. Most teams are formed by groups of people forced to work together who use outdated or even destructive ways of working with others. With scarce resources, it means most teams are destined to flatline and fail.
Even though everyone knows what traits successful teams sharesuch as trust, collaboration, vision, accountability, empowerment, and communicationthe distressing truth is few people know how to quickly put those traits into practice. How will you activate the talent your team possesses so you can deliver on expectations? To prove your value to the organization demands you have a proven solution.
Based on twenty-five years of empirical data across as many industries from companies of all sizes, Do Big Things decodes a once mystifying formulaa pattern of thinking and behaving teams have utilized in all arenas to overcome extraordinary challenges, deliver big outcomes, and with team members who have their whole heart in it. With this book, your team can replicate the powerful and sustainable framework that enables team members to inherently practice the traits you know are essential to deliver transformative outcomes.
The seven steps in the Do Big Things (DBT) Framework put a tangible road map at your fingertips, so your team can use every interaction to model the thinking and actions needed to succeed in today's pressurized workplace. In clear, logical discussions, the authors explain each part of the framework with experienced insight and illuminating examples from the real world so you can seamlessly implement it with your team.
Once team members are equipped with the DBT Framework, team members will better:
- Model the self-awareness, emotional courage, and integrity necessary to bring their best to every interaction
- Demonstrate the empathy and trans- parency necessary to activate and bring out the best in others
- Function with an enterprise mindset, so, as one team, you can connect across the business with other teams to deliver shared objectives
If your instincts tell you that you can develop your team's heart, talent, and potential to do extraordinary things, trust them. With Do Big Things, you can make an epic impact.
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PRAISE FOR DO BIG THINGS
"I love this book. I love it because it's refreshingly original and unique. I love it because it's delightfully well-written. I love it because it's full of captivating tales that bring to life the struggles and triumphs of high-performing teams. I love it because the practices and principles are based on years of up-close-and-personal experiences and empirical evidence.
"And I love Do Big Things most of all because Craig Ross, Angie Paccione, and Victoria Roberts remind us that successful teams are not about star players or outsized talents, but about relationships where people exhibit caring, humanity, and heart. They show us how it's the human imperative that builds and sustains excellence. If you want your team to do big things, it's imperative that you read and apply Do Big Things."
Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
"We all know that teamwork is important work…but it's also hard work! Craig, Angie, & Victoria have somehow cracked the code with the Do Big Things framework. Not only do they challenge us to rethink our beliefs about what makes a successful team, but they have also given us a powerful set of easy to use practices that any organisation can use, if they are courageous enough."
Andrew Collier, Head of Leadership Development, Nestlé
"This book captures the magic of extraordinary teams and gives you a roadmap to navigate and accomplish your toughest challenges. I've seen the tools equip good teams to become great teamsby shifting how teams move from an individual focus to a collective force to achieve amazing results."
Lisa Bacus, EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Cigna
"Do Big Things is a guide for any team. Grounded in research focused on the human element, Do Big Things combines a trusted process with proven tools to serve as a catalyst that inspires teams to reach amazing heights."
Mike Bloomfield, Former NASA Astronaut, Shuttle Commander
"Do Big Things is a clarion call to think big and accomplish feats that matter. This book can serve as your guide to changing your attitudes and actions to bring you farther down the road to success."
Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human
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In their book, Craig Ross, Angie Paccione, and Victoria Roberts share their thoughts about how and why great success can be achieved “when the best of each teammate is forth in relation to people around them.”
For example, here are the seven steps within the DBT Framework, accompanied by a few annotations of mine:
1. Commit to the human imperative: “Identify and align as team members to the human thinking and actions essential for delivering the business imperative.” Buy-in is usually an act of faith that must NEVER be betrayed.
2. Embody success (and leverage failure): Both positives and negatives tend to be highly contagious.
3. Choose to make three decisions: “Contribute, Activate, and Connect across the business.” Commit to a best effort and to helping everyone else to give their best effort.
4. Exercise your barrier-breaking authority: “The team determines what stands between them and success – both real and perceived.”
5. Focus on what matters: “The team uses the ‘3 Mind Factors’ [please see Pages 123-131] to concentrate on and deliver what causes big things to be achieved: the relationships and teamwork necessary to succeed.” Long ago, Stephen Covey said that executives spend too little time on what is important and too much time on what is urgent. I agree.
6. Energize around a shared reality: “Team members use the ‘Energy Map’ [please see Pages 144-163] to address issues with a similar frame of mind, enable people to better tell the truth, and function with authenticity.” It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of dissent that is both thoughtful and principled.
7. Mobilize hearts and minds forward: “Empower the team to own their role in delivering a stronger future.” Hearts must be touched just as minds must be convinced. Both.
All this is explained in greater detail in Pages 13-14.
Also, here are two of four new beliefs that a team must have to do big things:
1. To develop the team, you must develop the [begin italics] whole [end italics] team: “Culture change occurs as the members of the team, armed with greater shared awareness and consciousness, move through daily interactions repeating and reinforcing their new skills. Natural accountability to elevated norms takes place as individuals can sense that everyone is changing.”
2. In order to succeed, speed and efficiency must be combined with team members’ collective skill of adaptability: “When team members develop greater emotional and cognitive plasticity together (and every step in the DBT Framework supports in accomplishing this), they build the capability to adapt in a way that sticks.”
All four new beliefs are discussed in much greater detail in Pages 30-35.
Long ago, Henry Ford suggested, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” However compelling and inspiring a vision may be, however, most limits really are self-imposed but there remains the need for understanding HOW to “mobilize hearts and minds, and make an epic impact.” In this volume, Craig Ross, Angie Paccione, and Victoria Roberts provide an abundance of valuable in formation, insights, and counsel that – together – explain the HOW.
I strongly recommend DBT for any and all teams who are struggling, who can't find their groove and are simply looking for ways to be better together.