There is no better model for success in business than the world of sport, with its bottom-line performance culture and its relentless focus on creating winning teams. In Why Teams Win, renowned sports psychologist Dr. Saul L. Miller-the man who teaches elite athletes and top sports teams how to be successful-uses sport as a powerful metaphor for the world of business.
Why Teams Win distills Dr. Miller's work with hundreds of high-performance teams-in the worlds of sport, business, healthcare, and the arts-into lessons to help business teams perform. Why Teams Win: - Identified the 9 key characteristics of successful teams. - Describes how to improve personal, organizational, and team performance in each of these 9 areas. - Explains how and why to apply different strategies to different types of teams. - Outlines how to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the team. - Helps people work together and perform to the best of their abilities. - Shows how to get the maximum potential out of a group of individuals. - Features advice, quotes, and interviews from high-profile athletes and coaches, as well as from business leaders. - Includes self-evaluation and team-building exercises.
Why Teams Win offers anyone wanting to improve their personal and team performance a proven and accessible formula for success.
The Nine Qualities of Winning Teams 11
Chapter 1: A Sense of Purpose: A Meaningful Goal 15
Chapter 2: Talent 25
Chapter 3: Leadership 33
Chapter 4: The Game Plan 49
Chapter 5: Commitment 59
Chapter 6: Feedback 77
Chapter 7: Confidence 95
Chapter 8: Chemistry 107
Chapter 9: Identity 119
Chapter 10: Character and a Winning Formula 131
Chapter 11: Different Teams, Different Demands 157
Chapter 12: Applications and Team Exercises 169