“The authors dispel the myth that great teams just happen organically; they take work at the individual, collective, and leadership levels. Leaders and managers must be thoughtful and deliberate about how to ensure everyone takes personal (and collective) responsibility for the team’s performance. The framework presented in Chapter 1 is such a useful guide that serves as an important gut check to all who engage in teams and support teams. I will be using this framework in my own work and as I work with others in my role as a higher education educator and consultant.”
—Vicki L. Baker, MBA, MS, PhD, Professor, Economics and Management, Albion College; Co-Founder, Lead Mentor Develop
“What Great Teams Do Great is an extremely useful collection of concepts that dissect the workings of a team and provide the tools to form great ones. Putting these tools and visuals into practice and following the Green Path truly produces extraordinary organizational results and multiplies the individual contribution many times over.”
—Brian Lundquist, Chief Global Supply Officer, Sundial Growers
“Applying GREAT ideas and information from this GREAT book into life and work will make ordinary people become GREAT.”
—Colonel Nguyet Tran, Viet Nam Ministry of Public Security
“I didn’t realize why my day-to-day felt so monotonous until I read about the habit loop, and how to break that habit. I feel energized and ready to break that habit and look at my job in a new way. I enjoyed What Great Teams Do Great very much and look forward to applying it in our company setting.”
—Marlo Palermo, Shift Supervisor, Brazeway, Inc.
“I have spent thirty years working with teams, leadership and corporate cultures. For the most part, it’s not hard to build great teams, become great leaders and sustain corporate cultures that support the purpose of the team. It’s usually an issue of personal ego or lack of understanding that prevents us from reaching our goal.
“In their book What Great Teams Do Great, David Wheatley, John Barrett and Christi Barrett lay out the simple principles of being great. They are simple to state but difficult to execute (see above). However, by stating the principles so directly and succinctly, this book provides the guidelines to accomplish that goal.
“Follow the guidelines and perspectives they set. You’ll be greatly rewarded with lasting success.”
—Ron Potter, Founding Partner, Team Leadership Culture
“Never has there been a more timely publication. Businesses and nonprofits are going to be severely challenged to come up with strategies to survive in this new world we find ourselves in. Learning how to form and run successful groups in our organizations will be invaluable.”
—Mary Jo Byrne, Executive Director, Fountain Clinic