Summary of The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

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The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork book summary
Building a championship business team requires investment, commitment and following the rules. Like the World Series.


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Building on the successful formula of his earlier work, author John C. Maxwell (The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership) has delineated 17 "laws" for managers who want to develop successful teams. That number may be arbitrary, but Maxwell successfully uses his laws as a springboard to weave together inspiring tales from Navy Seals, mountain climbers, Colin Powell, George Washington, Jimmy Carter, major league coaches and others into punchy chapters that any aspiring leader can use. This book provides the right mix of factoids, inspiration and leadership pointers to make it a bestseller. Even better, coaches and leaders who use these tips should be able to build better teams. getAbstract recommends this book to coaches, mentors and team leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The 17 "laws" which managers should follow to build successful teams;
  • What responsibilities team leaders have to their teams; and
  • Why positive attitudes, inspiration and opportunity are crucial in team building.


The Teambuilding Process
Teamwork is essential to society. In families, factories, offices, social settings and sports, people organize into teams. What makes a team successful? There is no easy answer, because building a team is an ongoing process. Since teams are collections of individuals...
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About the Author

John C. Maxwell is an expert on leadership, a leading consultant and the author of more than 25 books, including The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You and Falling Forward.

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