Management consultant Robert Bruce Shaw examines successful teams at seven “cutting-edge” companies – Airbnb, Alibaba, Netflix, Patagonia, Pixar, Whole Foods and Zappos – and identifies behaviors and mind-sets that set them apart. He reports that they share a mission-driven approach to their work, don’t shy from conflict when it leads to better results and value “cultural fit” over experience. Shaw’s practical guidebook brims with useful anecdotes and insights into how the best teams function. getAbstract recommends his overview to leaders who want to drive improved business results by helping their teams improve.
About the Author
Management consultant Robert Bruce Shaw also wrote Leadership Blindspots.
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5 months agoLove it
4 years ago#getLearning #getAbstract #Day 5
A great way to wrap up the five days of exploratory book reading. From Airbnb, Alibaba, Netflix, Patagonia, Pixar, Whole Foods and Zappos exemplifying the use of effective teams to drive innovation. There was a recent comment in Nigeria that a cable service provider had lost over 100,000 subscribers to Netflix. Reading Roberts concept was the confirmatory test that such number could not have been exaggerated. Keyword “Extreme” means you must go beyond ordinary to execute the five practices by Robert and creatively uphold the 6 cultural attributes to win at all times. This book comes highly and greatly recommended and I will share the title with my colleagues to learn from in the coming week. Thank you for this five days journey into real learning.
4 years agoAbsolutely love this, and there’s strong alignment with other research and work relating to best self and being obsessive about what you do. I believe the message for organisations is to embrace the principles in a way that is right for the people; learn from other companies, give teams the space to explore what works for them.
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