Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams

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How any manager can turn a struggling team into business champs

In today’s uncertain economic environment, teams are asked to do more with less. With resources stretched thin, turning around a struggling team has never been harder, and managers must work to identify and maximize whatever potential strengths a team already has. As sports fans already know, behind every great underdog story is a leader who roots out the competitive advantage that will propel the team to victory. ...

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Overview

How any manager can turn a struggling team into business champs

In today’s uncertain economic environment, teams are asked to do more with less. With resources stretched thin, turning around a struggling team has never been harder, and managers must work to identify and maximize whatever potential strengths a team already has. As sports fans already know, behind every great underdog story is a leader who roots out the competitive advantage that will propel the team to victory. In Team Turnarounds, Joe Frontiera and Dan Leidl share how this fine art of the turnaround really works, from how to inspire the team to the actual tools for change.

Through interviews with team managers and turnaround masters in the NFL, MLB, and the NCAA, as well as managers at top global firms who have successfully reversed their fortunes, they show the six steps every team takes to make a 180 in their performance.

• Presents a six-step model for turnarounds in any organization, based on the authors’ extensive research with owners and general managers of sport franchises in the MLB, NFL, and NBA
• Features first-hand accounts of sport turnarounds, from the legendary worst-to-first story of Bill Polian and the Indianapolis Colts to Jeffrey Lurie’s efforts to transform the Philadelphia Eagles

• Offers behind-the-scenes accounts of effective turnarounds at major organizations like Dominos Pizza, Juniper Networks, iContact, and the Broadway play, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

No matter how bad the circumstances, how awful the performance, or how far shares have plummeted, Team Turnarounds shows how any organization can make the climb back up to the top.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781118144787
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 992,480
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 000

Introduction 000

1. Stage I: Leading Past Losing 000

2. Stage II: Committing to Growth 000

3. Stage III. Changing Behaviors 000

4. Stage IV: Embracing Adversity 000

5. Stage V: Achieving Success 000

6. Stage VI: Nurturing a Culture of Excellence 000

7. The Team Turnaround Workbook 000

Notes

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Loved this book!! As someone who is always looking for ways to

    Loved this book!! As someone who is always looking for ways to advance and become a better leader, both professionally and personally, this is a fabulous read! The stories are genuine and relatable and the concepts are spot on. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Loved it! Loved the stories, the ideas, and the stages of organi

    Loved it! Loved the stories, the ideas, and the stages of organizations that turn themselves around. A great and informative read. Highly recommend this!

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