Doing More with Teams: The New Way to Winning

Overview

From instincts as ancient as our hunter-gatherer stages, humanbeings have worked in teams. But what have we really learned aboutwhat drives us to cooperate and collaborate with each other? Doesall of the selfishness and scandal in business and government todaysuggest we have spilt the special sauce of teamwork?

Doing More with Teams explores what can be done toencourage a new form of competition so that organizations completethe challenges before them to drive growth and get ...

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Overview

From instincts as ancient as our hunter-gatherer stages, humanbeings have worked in teams. But what have we really learned aboutwhat drives us to cooperate and collaborate with each other? Doesall of the selfishness and scandal in business and government todaysuggest we have spilt the special sauce of teamwork?

Doing More with Teams explores what can be done toencourage a new form of competition so that organizations completethe challenges before them to drive growth and get results. Itoffers a new premise for the idea of teamwork and challenges theperception that individualism is the only way to wealth. Throughreal-life and historical examples of teams that have inspired awe,this book lays out a solid set of principles that work for allkinds of teams, including:

  • How aging teaches us the value of teams as a source ofmeaningfulness in life
  • How to establish clear principles that call for sharedresponsibility throughout an organization
  • How to avoid individual motivators that undermine theimportance of teams
  • The costs of an excessive expectation of ceaseless victory
  • Why the best team captains are those who quickly and accuratelyassess team members' capabilities—and figure out how thataffects the group

Doing More with Teams enlightens the world to a new, moreethical, more collaborative way forward and shows us how best totap into the magic of teamwork.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118484951
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 1,471,382
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE PIASECKI is President and founder of AHC Group,Inc., a management consulting firm. For more than thirty years, AHCGroup has focused on the critical areas of corporate governanceconsulting, energy, and environmental strategy, product innovation,and sustainability strategy. Whether working with Toyota, ShawIndustries, Suncor Energy, or FMC, Bruce and his team showcompanies how to compete on price, quality, and social needs.Piasecki has evolved from a niche expert on environmental issuesfor Fortune 500 corporations to a mainstream advocate forsustainable strategies for everyone. He has taught at CornellUniversity, Clarkson University, and Rensselaer PolytechnicInstitute, becoming a tenured faculty member and then a director ofa master of science graduate program. Piasecki holds a PhD andbachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he was a CornellNational Scholar Award winner. He is the author of the bestsellingDoing More with Less (Wiley).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Winning without Weapons: A Preamble 1

PART I WHAT MAKES THIS CENTURY SEVERE? 11

Chapter 1 To Be Young Forever Is No Fun 13

Chapter 2 Aging across the Ages 33

PART II WHAT MAKES THIS CENTURY SWIFT? 57

Chapter 3 Team Coherence: Readjusting Your Gaze 59

Chapter 4 Team Integrity: Extending Our Wings 83

PART III A NEW KIND OF WINNING 101

Chapter 5 Lance Armstrong and the Pleasures of Accomplishment103

Chapter 6 Freedom and Fate in Teams 129

Appendix A Bruce Piasecki’s Core Team: The AHC Group147

Appendix B Near Future Training 157

Also by Bruce Piasecki 163

Index 165

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