The Rowers' Code: A Business Parable of How to Pull Together as a Team - and Win!

The Rowers' Code: A Business Parable of How to Pull Together as a Team - and Win!


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The Rowers' Code: A Business Parable of How to Pull Together as a Team - and Win! by Marilyn Krichko

Each year, thousands of business stakeholders--from CEOs, senior executives, and department managers to mainline employees--climb into narrow 60-foot rowing shells and set out across rivers and lakes. As they learn how to row together--a process that requires focused communication and coordination--initial misunderstandings and general chaos are soon replaced with highly effective teamwork and goal-oriented success. The Rowers' Code dramatically portrays one company's intense experience and presents a simple, actionable set of truths about teamwork and communication that can be applied to every workplace scenario to supercharge performance.

The book will teach you how to:

  • Tap into the strength of peers.
  • Maintain synchronicity with other members of your team.
  • Work through issues directly with teammates.
  • Personalize and powerfully leverage change.
  • Unleash the effectiveness of the workgroup.
  • Succeed in an increasingly competitive business landscape.

    Based on an overwhelming response to more than a decade of successful workshops, The Rowers' Code brings to life the authors' unique perspective on organizational team-building, drawing on proven, real-world results.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781601631657
    Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date: 03/15/2011
    Pages: 224
    Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

    About the Author

    Marilyn Krichko, MBA, created the Rowers' Code in 1998, and has since shown employees at scores of global organizations how to successfully apply its powerful principles to their situations at work. Formerly an executive at a Swedish paper company, she now is a Seattle-based corporate consultant and an avid rower at Lake Washington Rowing Club.

    Jane Rollinson has held high-level board and executive positions at major healthcare companies, successfully leading diverse teams through mergers and acquisitions, changing cost structures and revenue growth. Jane resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword Jon Gordon 15

    Preface 19

    Prologue: Sea of Change 21

    Chapter 1 The Big Idea 23

    Chapter 2 The Offsite 29

    Chapter 3 The Line-Up 35

    Chapter 4 Mistakes Happen 43

    Chapter 5 Hands On 51

    Chapter 6 No Turning Back 59

    Chapter 7 Moment of Truth 65

    Chapter 8 One Step Back 73

    Chapter 9 The Sun Comes Out 81

    Chapter 10 A Final Push 89

    Chapter 11 Everything Stays in the Boat 95

    Chapter 12 Talk Is Cheap 101

    Chapter 13 The Challenge 109

    Chapter 14 Glimmer of Hope 117

    Chapter 15 No Whining in the Boat 123

    Chapter 16 Window of Opportunity 127

    Chapter 17 Fresh Air 137

    Chapter 18 Two Boats and a Coach 145

    Chapter 19 The 90 Percent Rule 153

    Chapter 20 Rock the Boat 159

    Chapter 21 Wrap Up 173

    Chapter 22 The Dinner 179

    Chapter 23 Timing Is Everything 185

    Chapter 24 Sweet Dreams 189

    Chapter 25 Clearing the Deck 197

    Chapter 26 Next Strokes 201

    Appendix A Team Assessment 205

    Appendix B Rowers' Code Summary 215

    Index 219

    About the Authors 223

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