This concise guide to better teamwork packs a punch in fewer than 80 pages, many of which contain illustrations. Author John Murphy emphasizes a cultural shift in which organizations and the people in them turn away from recognizing individual accomplishments and toward reinforcing a team perspective. Murphy’s rules are straightforward and well-known. Though his presentation may seem somewhat superficial, don’t let its brevity fool you; implementing his ideas may take time and work depending on your organization’s current culture. He emphasizes recalibrating performance goals and rewards as he outlines different traits to look for when hiring, and tells leaders to exemplify the behaviors in the rules first before demanding the same from their teams. getAbstract suggests using this book as a catalyst to start discussing culture change and building high-performing teams. Share its rules with each member of your team.
About the Author
Former college football player and corporate manager John J. Murphy writes and speaks internationally about leadership and teams. He is president of Venture Management Consultants.