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Scores on the Board: The 5-Part System for Building Skills, Teams and Businesses

Scores on the Board: The 5-Part System for Building Skills, Teams and Businesses

by Bill Lang
Scores on the Board: The 5-Part System for Building Skills, Teams and Businesses

Scores on the Board: The 5-Part System for Building Skills, Teams and Businesses

by Bill Lang


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JIMMY IS UNEMPLOYED AND DIRECTIONLESS, and has been roped into coaching the local junior soccer team. Peter is a struggling small businessman, trying to grow his business and find time for his family. Newly single soccer mum Elizabeth is looking for a way to stay at home, earn an income and still have time to raise her son. David is a career high-flyer on the verge of crashing and burning; his approach to leadership has put his career under threat, and makes him a poor role model for his son.

Scores on the Board brings together these engaging characters through the journey of an under 11s soccer team — the Southside Vikings. Using the 5-part Scores on the BoardTM system, Jimmy transforms the Vikings from the easybeats of the competition into an enthusiastic and committed team of rapidly improving players. Along the way, Jimmy and parents Peter, Elizabeth and David also learn how to transform their careers and perspectives on life.

Incorporating the latest research from Harvard Business School, the field of neuroscience and practices from some of the world's most successful professional sports and business teams, Scores on the BoardTM is a simple, effective system that delivers dramatic results when applied to pursuing goals in personal development, team-building or business management.

This fast-paced, entertaining story will have you cheering for the Southside Vikings and their inspiring vision of what it means to be a winner — regardless of what the scoreboard says. With this game plan, Scores on the BoardTM may be the best investment you ever make.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742169538
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Series: J-B Foreign Imprint Series - Australia Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

BILL LANG is the CEO of Bill Lang International, which provides performance improvement and team development solutions to organisations in more than 50 countries. More information about Scores on the BoardTM can be found at

Table of Contents

About the author.



1 Identifying the problem.

2 The power of vision.

3 Setting goals.

4 Identifying the gaps.

5 Using feedback to analyse gaps.

6 Lights, camera, ACTION!

7 From action plans to actions.

8 The voice within, the courage to change.

Appendix A: our characters’ journeys.

Appendix B: building a skill using Scores on the Board™.

Appendix C: building a team using Scores on the Board™.

Appendix D: building a business using Scores on the Board™.

Appendix E: building a home-based business using Scores on the Board™.

Appendix F: useful websites.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

From soccer pitch to sitting room, from small business to corporate board … this book holds the keys to improving yourself and your results no matter what game you are playing.
—Giles Spackman, Finance Director, Google, EMEA

In Scores on the Board™, Bill Lang uses a simple story about a soccer team to demonstrate how his techniques can be used by any organisation to achieve high levels of success with little effort. A MUST READ for any business.
—Chris Vanderkley, Chief Financial Offi cer — General Electric, ANZ

This book may well become the gold standard for how to translate what we say we need to do into what we actually do for ourselves, our families and the organisations we serve.
—Tony Johnson, Partner Financial Services — Oceania Assurance Leader, Ernst & Young

An insightful read into a 5-part system which is essential reading for all team leaders and business owners.
—Geoff Greer, Executive General Manager — Business Banking, National Australia Bank

From start-ups to global brands, this book provides practical everyday examples that illustrate how to improve the performance of any team or business.
—Alan Court, Business Development, INTEL Corporation

The simple system explained in this book will help you build your skills and performance to world-class levels in world-record time!
—Dave Phua, Managing Director, Training Edge International (Singapore)

Great coaching is more than good advice — it’s a mental game. In his book Scores on the Board™, Bill Lang explores the various tactics of the game by sharing his considerable experience in easy-to-digest chunks.
—Martin Lindstrom, author of Buyology:

Truth and Lies About Why We Buy Developing the skills to be great team players and leaders is essential for helping people maximise their potential and contribution to their organisations. This book provides each of us with the inspiration and practical strategies we need to help each other be all we can be.
—Sylvia Perrins, Chief Executive Offi cer, National Skills Academy Financial Services, United Kingdom

Scores on the Board™ skillfully uses the rollercoaster ride of the Vikings and their parents as the backdrop to describe the latest research on emotional leadership, learning and engagement. The practical guidelines for application to the workplace will ensure its place on the top of the desk and not on the book shelf.
—Tim Ford, Principal — Leadership Consulting, Heidrick & Struggles

As it does in this fast-paced story, the Scores on the Board™ system can work for anyone who wants to build their skills and lead their teams to greater performances — I have seen it first hand in our stores, call centres and management teams.
—Chris Bayliss, General Manager — Retail Banking, Bank of New Zealand

Around the world, the ability of our team leaders to develop their skills and engage their people is central to our business growth. This book contains the insights and practical strategies to build emotional leadership skills and continuous performance improvements.
—Peter Flavel, Global Head of The Standard Chartered Private Bank

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