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On-the-Fly Guide to...building Successful Teamsby Bill Butterworth
Synopses & Reviews
This little book could make a big change in the way you view your team.
There’s little more energizing and fulfilling in life than the satisfaction of working well with others to accomplish a common goal. And this powerful little book can help you experience more team satisfaction than ever before Making use of his exceptional, humor-laced storytelling style, Bill Butterworth makes the basics of teamwork easy to grasp and easy to put to work. He sketches a memorable overview of teamwork that includes:
·the three great needs of team members
·the four great barriers to teamwork, and
·the five great traits of effective teams.
It all adds up to a succinct understanding of how to work well as a team that will satisfy leaders, managers, coaches–anyone who wants to know how to make a group perform at high levels while enjoying the camaraderie and satisfaction of being “us.”
Also look for the On-the-Fly-Guide to Balancing Work and Life!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
bill butterworth's blend of humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practical advice has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in North America. A highly regarded
In the On-the-Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams, Bill Butterworth brings his trusted brand of motivation to an issue that affects us all, no matter what kind of team we belong to, be it a company, a division, or a group . . . even a family.
As this charming little book makes clear, it is possible to learn how to be a better team member: by facing your insecurities, eliminating unhealthy competition, improving your communication skills, and overcoming your fear of change. Designed to be read in one short plane ride—or over a hot cup of coffee or two—this book reveals the traits that all successful teams share and offers common-sense advice on how you can bring those same skills to your team. Filled with stories about teams of all shapes and sizes, the On-the-Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams will change the way you think about teamwork—and yourself.
There’s no telling what you’ll learn when you read on the fly.
About the Author
\bill butterworth’s blend of humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practical advice has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in North America. A highly regarded author, Bill has written on topics ranging from sports to psychology and self-help issues and has been a columnist, editor, and scriptwriter. Bill lives with his wife, Kathi, in Newport Beach, California.
Table of Contents
The three great needs of team members — The barrier of personal insecurity — The barrier of unhealthy competition — The barrier of noncommunication — The barrier of being afraid to change — Respect : we are like a family — Sacrifice : we are like an athletic team — Creativity : we are like a choir and an orchestra — Unity : we are one in our performance.
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