Great Teams

Great Teams
Author: Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN: 0718080572
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Teams Book Excerpt:

What makes a team great? Not just good and not just functional—but great? Over six years, long-time Sports Illustrated editor Don Yaeger was invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most of their opponents? Don took the challenge. He began building into his travel schedule opportunities to interview our generation’s greatest team builders from the sports and business worlds. During this process, he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those interviews, Don identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams. Building on the stories, examples, and first-hand accounts, each chapter in Great Teams comes with applicable examples on how to apply these characteristics in any organization. Great Teams includes: Life lessons from some of the most notable names in sports and business applied to team-making in any situation Interviews from well-known players from Peyton and Eli Manning to Kevin Durant Skills to allow culture to shape who you recruit, manage dysfunction, friction, and strong personalities Advice on how to win in critical situations, embrace change, build a mentoring culture, and see value others miss Great Teams is the ultimate intersection of the sports and business worlds and a powerful companion for thought leaders, teams, managers, and organizations that seek to perform similarly. The insight shared in this book is sure to enhance any team in its pursuit of excellence.

Creating Great Teams

Creating Great Teams
Author: Sandy Mamoli,David Mole
Publsiher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN: 1680503340
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Great Teams Book Excerpt:

People are happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. Self-selecting teams give people that choice. Build well-designed and efficient teams to get the most out of your organization, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up teams quickly and efficiently. You'll create a process that works for you, whether you need to form teams from scratch, improve the design of existing teams, or are on the verge of a big team re-shuffle. Discover how New Zealand's biggest e-commerce company completely restructured their business through Self-Selection. In the process, find out how to create high-performing groups by letting people self-organize into small, cross-functional teams. Step-by-step guides, easy-to-follow diagrams, practical examples, checklists, and tools will enable you to run a Self-Selection process within your organization. If you're a manager who wants to structure your organization into small teams, you'll discover why Self-Selection is the fastest and safest way to do so. You'll prepare for and organize a Self-Selection event and make sure your Self-Selection participants and fellow managers are on board and ready. If you're a team member, you'll discover what it feels like to be part of a Self-Selection process and what the consequences are for your daily work. You'll learn how to influence your colleagues and bosses to be open to the idea of Self-Selection. You'll provide your manager with a plan for how to facilitate a Self-Selection event, and with evidence that the system works. If you're feeling the pain and chaos of adding new people to your organization, or just want to ensure that your teams have the right people with the right skills, Self-Selection will help you create the effective teams you need.

Build Great Teams

Build Great Teams
Author: American Library Association
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 1728210720
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Great Teams Book Excerpt:

In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), Build Great Teams provides a 52-week guide to creating your dream team—and accomplishing each of your goals along the way! Teamwork matters. Most of us realize the immediate impact of being on a strong, cohesive and harmonious team. But how do you A) establish a powerhouse team; B) develop successful teamwork skills; and C) turn a troubled team around? In just one year (or 52-weeks), you can achieve your personal dream team through Catherine Hakala-Ausperk's proven program. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this work covers major management topics such as success with recruiting, ensuring roles are successful, team communication, establishing an innovative team, and more!

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams
Author: Stephen Kohn,Vincent O'Connell
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN: 160163529X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams Book Excerpt:

Increasingly, organizations count on project teams to develop products and deliver services to their customers. Consequently, effective teamwork and team leadership are integral components of an organization’s success. In 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams, Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O’Connell define the essence of superior performance by project teams at work, and identify nine attributes of team membership and team leadership that set the stage for accomplishment of group objectives. Kohn and O’Connell bring these proven strategies to life with real-world examples drawn from decades of experience.

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams the 1905 Philadelphia Giants Volume Iii

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams  the 1905 Philadelphia Giants  Volume Iii
Author: Phil S. Dixon
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2010-02-19
ISBN: 1984585967
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams the 1905 Philadelphia Giants Volume Iii Book Excerpt:

Philadelphia's 1905 African-American Giants were the first team of the last century to score 1,000 runs. Organized in 1902 by Harry A. Smith and H. Walter Schlichter, the Giants were managed by veteran player/manager Solomon 'Sol' White. In 1904 the Giants defeated the Cuban X Giants to claim their first Worlds Championship, a title that they held for many years. The White led 1905 Philadelphia Giants featured among others; outfielder Pete Hill, third baseman Bill Monroe, first baseman Mike Moore, second baseman Charlie Grant and pitchers Emmett Bowman and Dan McClellan. White, Hill and Foster are currently enshrined in Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. Paced by Grant “Home Run” Johnson, the most powerful home run hitter in baseball, along with Andrew “Rube” Foster, one of baseball’s best pitcher, White’s 1905 Philadelphia Giants finished the season with a magnificent 134-23-2 record. This is their story, uniquely told here for the first time, in a day-to-day account of every exciting hit and every legendary strike out. In honor of the 1905 Philadelphia Giants' contribution to our American pastime, Dixon's American Baseball chronicles has compiled statistics and game notes from the entire championship season. Included within the book are written accounts for every game from the Philadelphia Giants’ entire 1905 schedule of nearly 158 contest, with scores, attendance figures and other seldom revealed information. The work includes additional information on more than 300 additional games played by the Cuban X Giants, Chicago Leland Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants and other African-American teams in operation during that same 1905 season. The comparative scores and related histories are a resourceful and entertaining aid for further analysis, and assessment, on the participation of African-American athletes in baseball as best represented by one legendary team in a single championship season.

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams the 1931 Homestead Grays Volume I

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams  the 1931 Homestead Grays  Volume I
Author: Phil S. Dixon
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-31
ISBN: 1664153357
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams the 1931 Homestead Grays Volume I Book Excerpt:

The "Greatest Baseball team of all-time" easily describes the 1931 Homestead Grays. They remain a team never to be forgotten—a team that rates with the greatest teams in all of baseball history. Organized in 1910, baseball’s Homestead Grays of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—an exclusively African-American team—held claim to a regional championship and also a legitimate claim to baseball’s World Championship. The Grays’ well-known leader was Hall of Famer Cumberland “Cum” Posey. His 1931 Grays featured among others; Hall of Fame third baseman Jud Wilson, Hall of Fame infielder Oscar Charleston, a Hall of Fame catcher in Josh Gibson and two Hall of Fame pitchers in Willie Foster and Joseph “Smokey Joe” Williams—a total of five legendary players. Paced by young Josh Gibson, age 18 and the most powerful home run hitter in baseball, Posey’s 1931 Homestead Grays finished with a magnificent 143-29-2 record. This is their story told here for the first time. Included within the text are written accounts for every game from the Homestead Grays’ entire 1931 schedule of nearly 175 contest, with scores, attendance figures and player biographies. The work includes score and locations on more than 300 additional games played by the Kansas City Monarchs, Hilldale, Baltimore’s Black Sox, the Cuban House of David, New York’s Harlem Stars and other African-American teams in operation during that same 1931 season. The comparative scores and their related histories are a resourceful and entertaining aid for further analysis and assessment on the participation of African-American athletes in baseball as best represented from the perspective of a single championship season.

The Greatest Teams Never

The Greatest Teams Never
Author: Tony Del Prete
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN: 1662919387
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Teams Never Book Excerpt:

The Greatest Teams Never: Sports Memories of Near Misses, Total Messes, and Not-so-magical Moments chronicles the despair and disappointment of 40 remarkable teams that are remembered more for what they didn’t accomplish than their successes. The book revisits some of the most memorable and unbelievable events in the annals of sports, while at the same time recognizing those deemed "second-best" as unofficially great, even if history may never remember them that way. Each chapter comprises teams with similar notoriety and highlights a particular nuance of their ultimate demise. There is the 2007 New England Patriots stunning Super Bowl loss to the NY Giants headlining You Can't Win em All. Among other oddities in sports, the chapter Better Lucky than Good examines the Immaculate Reception and divergent outcomes for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders after their historic playoff game. Once long-suffering Red Sox and Cubs fans will appreciate the chapter, Wait til Near. Even international teams such as Brazil futbol and the USSR hockey are showcased in C'est La Vie. Using hundreds of quotes from players and coaches, statistics, and “distant” replay the book explores both the promise and improbable ending for some truly great teams. Hear in their own words how several Golden State Warriors blamed themselves for blowing the 2016 NBA finals; that Mickey Mantle and other Yankees greats wouldn’t admit the 1960 world champion Pirates were the better team; heartbroken college athletes who try to make sense of one-loss seasons; and more. From Baby Boomers to Millennials, avid sports fans to casual observers, there is something for anyone who follows sports, played sports, or simply roots for their hometown team. Each chapter is filled with reasons to consider the “losers” as still great and ends with a Claim to Fame providing some level of vindication for players and their fans. After all, everyone deserves a second chance — even the greatest teams never.

100 Great Team Effectiveness Ideas

100 Great Team Effectiveness Ideas
Author: Peter Shaw
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2015-02-15
ISBN: 981463459X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Great Team Effectiveness Ideas Book Excerpt:

Most of us work in teams at work. This book provides prompts to enable teams to thrive and be effective in demanding times. There is a huge interest to ensure teams are effective. The speed of change has meant teams have to be quick to adapt. Information technology means that teams have access to much more information, but need to be able to use that information in a constructive and sure-footed way. Globalisation means that there are many more virtual teams which have to find ways of working quickly and effectively, while adapting to cultural differences about expectations and ways of working. Good team leaders are regularly looking for ways of equipping their teams to work effectively, whilst also ensuring there is time to reflect on longer term issues. There is a growing appetite to try new approaches and learn from the experience of others. The ideas in this book will provide a range of suggestions to help you calibrate how best you can be both an effective team leader and member. The book is designed so you can dip into the different sections. It is intended to be a practical tool for managers and leaders at any level, in any organisation, in any country

How to Build a Great Team

How to Build a Great Team
Author: Ros Jay
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780273663232
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Build a Great Team Book Excerpt:

How to Build a Great Team is the guide to honing your people skills to create and get the best from your team. It examines the essential skills, identifies the best way to handle particular people or situations, and also shows how those techniques work. Once you've picked the right people with the right combination of skills and personalities, it shows you how to maintain your team spirit and go on building as your team develops.

Pittsburgh s Greatest Teams

Pittsburgh   s Greatest Teams
Author: David Finoli
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 1439663130
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pittsburgh s Greatest Teams Book Excerpt:

Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships. The Negro League's Crawford and Homestead Grays are too often overlooked in the city's sports history but were as talented as any team that has played there. Names such as Lemieux, Crosby, Roethlisberger, Bradshaw, Clemente and Stargell are legends of American sport and members of Pittsburgh's most cherished franchises. The 1970s Steelers were known as the Steel Curtain. The Penguins have raised the Stanley Cup five times. Author Dave Finoli ranks the fifty greatest teams that won trophies, brought glory and lifted the hearts of Pittsburgh's devoted sports fans.

The New York Yankees America s Greatest Teams Large Print 16pt

The New York Yankees  America s Greatest Teams   Large Print 16pt
Author: Sloan MacRae
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2011-05-24
ISBN: 1459621700
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Yankees America s Greatest Teams Large Print 16pt Book Excerpt:

Fans of the Bronx Bombers will revel in the Yankees' proud history and be inspired by a cavalcade of superstars, from Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

Great Business Teams

Great Business Teams
Author: Howard M. Guttman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN: 9780470428443
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Business Teams Book Excerpt:

Understand and decode the inner workings of great business teams with the more than 30 in-depth examples in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance. Author Howard Guttman examines and dissects teams at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels and isolates five key factors that drive team performance to offer you insight into the ways these teams achieve success. Using this book, go directly to the marketplace to scrutinize teams in a variety of industries, evaluating the challenges they face and the methods they choose to manage these challenges.

Great NASCAR Teams

Great NASCAR Teams
Author: Jim Gigliotti
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2007-12
ISBN: 9780778731900
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great NASCAR Teams Book Excerpt:

Looks at the NASCAR teams that consist of the driver, the crew chief, and the pit crew, every member of which works together to achieve racing victories.

10 Steps to Successful Teams

10 Steps to Successful Teams
Author: Renie McClay
Publsiher: American Society for Training and Development
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1562866753
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Steps to Successful Teams Book Excerpt:

This title takes a practical approach to working in teams since everyone knows that the importance of teams is a cliche of business success. Written for all team members - leaders and players, this new title from ASTD provides insights and guidance in short, to-the-point messages, with easy-to-use tools and assessments that will get teams up and running quickly and effectively. From identifying team strengths to developing strong, trusting relationships, author McClay applies her expertise and background with sales teams propelling you and your team to maximum performance.

Leadership 2 0 Leading Successful Teams Businesses Communications and Decisions Based On Neuroscience Social Psychology and Leadership Principles

Leadership 2 0  Leading Successful Teams  Businesses  Communications and Decisions Based On Neuroscience  Social Psychology and Leadership Principles
Author: Peter Allen
Publsiher: Peter Allen
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership 2 0 Leading Successful Teams Businesses Communications and Decisions Based On Neuroscience Social Psychology and Leadership Principles Book Excerpt:

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to others.” ~ Douglas MacArthur In leadership, you need to be able to play to your strengths and look towards overcoming your limitations. The first and most important step is identifying and understanding your leadership style. Without this self analysis, it’s impossible to know what your strengths and limitations are. Think about it….Where do you want to be a year from now? > Do you want to be recognized as a leader that is on top of their game? > Or do you want to be left where you are now—still struggling? Are you ready to face defeat or are you ready to become the best leader you can truly be? There’s not a moment to waste, it’s time to take your leadership style to the next level! Leadership skills are essential for everyone, and the great news is that they can be learned, meaning that there’s no excuse for poor leadership. Working with science is a way to identify and cultivate crucial leadership qualities and strengths. This book will provide you with concise, powerful, no-nonsense advice. The information is based on experience and research ranging from neuroscience, to social psychology, and is backed up by statistical data and analysis. In Leadership 2.0, you have each of these key characteristics and skills neatly laid out over each of the nine chapters. It’s not just for all the leaders out there, it’s also for supervisors, team leaders, managers, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and employees—in short, this book is for anyone who would like to learn to strengthen their professional and interpersonal relationships. In this book you will discover: > Leadership, Management Techniques & Communication Skills (based on research from neuroscience to social psychology) > What You Need to Become A Leader & What People Look for In A Leader > Become A Leader People Like (without treating it as a popularity contest) > The Top 5 Communication Secrets Of Great Leaders > How to Motivate & Inspire Your People During Difficult Times > How Elon Musk Got SpaceX Off The Ground (and onto Mars) - despite facing bankruptcy and ridicule by those within his own organization > Using Data and Statics To Measure The Impact of Leadership Styles > The Art of Connecting with Others & Delegating Work Effectively > Six Ways Highly Effective Leaders Deal With Change > Authoritarian Leadership and why it leads to toxicity ( learn from the failures of Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler and more) > Insights From The Great Leadership Experts (Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Jack Welch, and more) And much, much more… This book is a must-read for all leaders, no matter the industry or leadership situation you find yourself in. Even as a parent, you will benefit from the information on these pages. The choice now lies in your hands. I look forward to having you join me, Peter Allen, author and business leader, on this life-altering leadership journey! Become the very best version of yourself and the type of leader that others would want to follow. Reach for your dreams with Leadership 2.0.

Managing Successful Teams

Managing Successful Teams
Author: Pat Wellington
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-06-03
ISBN: 0749464410
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Successful Teams Book Excerpt:

With the shift of emphasis from the West to emerging economies such as China, Brazil and India, organisations need to restructure to adapt to the new global economy. Teams and projects are increasingly being scattered all over the world, and a manager operating in this environment can't connect face to face with people in their team. Not only will managers need to adapt to develop their skills for new environments, they will have to work better, quicker and faster. Managing Successful Teams prepares you to meet the challenges of building and leading teams, showing you how to improve performance and achieve the best results. Offering valuable advice and instant strategies, it covers each aspect of managing teams in new cultural shifts, including developing team creativity and innovation, realigning the teams identity with your leadership style and effective team leadership. The only book on the market to incorporate emerging trends and shifts in business practice, Managing Successful Teams addresses the practical and realistic issues you face in your everyday working life.

On the Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams

On the Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams
Author: Bill Butterworth
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006-07-18
ISBN: 038551980X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams Book Excerpt:

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!

Players Making Decisions

Players Making Decisions
Author: Zack Hiwiller
Publsiher: New Riders
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-12-09
ISBN: 013439464X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Players Making Decisions Book Excerpt:

Game designers today are expected to have an arsenal of multi-disciplinary skills at their disposal in the fields of art and design, computer programming, psychology, economics, composition, education, mythology—and the list goes on. How do you distill a vast universe down to a few salient points? Players Making Decisions brings together the wide range of topics that are most often taught in modern game design courses and focuses on the core concepts that will be useful for students for years to come. A common theme to many of these concepts is the art and craft of creating games in which players are engaged by making meaningful decisions. It is the decision to move right or left, to pass versus shoot, or to develop one’s own strategy that makes the game enjoyable to the player. As a game designer, you are never entirely certain of who your audience will be, but you can enter their world and offer a state of focus and concentration on a task that is intrinsically rewarding. This detailed and easy-to-follow guide to game design is for both digital and analog game designers alike and some of its features include: A clear introduction to the discipline of game design, how game development teams work, and the game development process Full details on prototyping and playtesting, from paper prototypes to intellectual property protection issues A detailed discussion of cognitive biases and human decision making as it pertains to games Thorough coverage of key game elements, with practical discussions of game mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics Practical coverage of using simulation tools to decode the magic of game balance A full section on the game design business, and how to create a sustainable lifestyle within it

The 25 Greatest Baseball Teams of the 20th Century Ranked

The 25 Greatest Baseball Teams of the 20th Century Ranked
Author: Chris Holaday,Marshall Adesman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 1476608679
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 25 Greatest Baseball Teams of the 20th Century Ranked Book Excerpt:

The best baseball team of the 20th century? How about the 1906 Cubs? Or the 1998 Yankees? Don't forget the 1929 A’s, or the 1976 Reds. Some say the Yanks had a pretty good squad in 1927. There were so many great teams in the last century, it would be hard to compile a list of the 25 best—much less rank those clubs—but that’s what the authors have done! This is an endlessly fascinating tome, sure to prompt spirited discussions around the water cooler or above the dugout. Let the arguments (and the fun!) begin!

Team Unity

Team Unity
Author: John Ross
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2022-04-22
ISBN: 1000577449
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team Unity Book Excerpt:

Based on more than ten years of researching, observing, coaching, and building extraordinary teams, this entertaining and thought-provoking book demonstrates how to unify groups of all sizes to maximize performance. Unity is the most influential factor in team performance and, although it is frequently discussed, it is often misunderstood. This book explains how disunity is the root cause of all team dysfunctions, and provides clear instructions on how to define, measure, and increase unity in your organization. Through entertaining and impactful stories, John Ross divides Team Unity into four components - focus, direction, trust, and conflict – and examines how they are related and measured. Notably, Ross introduces The Unity Formula: a simple equation useful for leaders at all levels in any organization to measure the team’s current unity and identify areas for improvement. Senior and middle managers in manufacturing, hospitality, and a range of other industries, as well as entry level employees and students of organizational behavior and HRM, will find this book an invaluable resource for understanding how to identify, measure and partake in the right steps to increase team performance.