At the center of every high performance team is a common purpose – a mission that rises above and beyond each of the individual team members. To be successful, the team’s interests and needs come first. This requires “we-opic” vision (“What’s in it for we?”), a challenging step up from the common “me-opic” mind-set.
Pulling Together captures the essence of teamwork better than any book I’ve read. It takes what can be a complex topic and presents the ten rules in a way that anyone can understand. If you have each member of your team read it, and then discuss how each rule applies to your organization, your chances of “pulling together” will be greatly improved!
Author John Murphy presents the ten rules for high performance teams in an engaging way that every person in your organization can understand. John is a highly recognized author, speaker and management consultant who has helped some of the world’s leading organizations create environments that value and reward teamwork. He’s also appeared on over 400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in 50 newspapers nationwide.
|1.||Put the Team First|
|2.||Communicate Openly and Candidly|
|3.||Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem|
|5.||Ask and Encourage the Right Questions|
|6.||Use a Rational Problem-Solving Process|
|7.||Build Trust with Integrity and Example|
|8.||Commit to Excellence|
|9.||Promote Interdependent Thinking|
|10.||Pull the Weeds|