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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.

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.



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, the leader's challenge is to find the right factors or "laws" to make a team function well consistently. The more of these dependable "laws" each team member follows, the greater the benefit. These laws are based on the leader's perspective, because the leader assembles the team.

1. "The Law of Significance"

People tend to admire bold, innovative, successful individuals. But while many onlookers identify with great individuals, the reality is that people who work alone rarely accomplish great things. Look behind the great success of any individual, from Daniel Boone to Albert Einstein, and you'll see that each one had backup from a team. Most great achievers freely acknowledged their debt to the accomplishments and discoveries of their predecessors. A person can join a game, but the entire team wins the large contests. Those who understand that a team can do more than ...

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