The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations (Hardcover)
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Great teams are built and maintained with great intention, though they can make it look deceptively easy. Too many teams engage in dysfunctional behaviors or fall into territorialism, apathy, and unproductive relationships. The result? An overwhelmed, unengaged, and stressed-out workforce that settles for average or poor performance.
Here, four authors with a combined century of management experience show readers how every team can be extraordinary. The authors introduce their field-tested Loyalist Team 3D assessment that allows anyone to get to the heart of why teams break down, identify the weaknesses in their own team, and build a Loyalist Team. This kind of team has members who ensure each other's success as they work to ensure their own, operate with absolute candor, and value loyalty and authenticity to deliver results, create a healthy work environment, and help companies succeed. The Loyalist Team is a must-read for anyone who wants their team to achieve extraordinary results.
About the Author
Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, and Rebecca Teasdale (with a century of combined experience) honed their expertise inside some of the largest and most powerful businesses operating today. The four authors have led the human resources, talent management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness functions of multiple Fortune 500 companies like Ford Motor Company, Pepsi, and Target. Currently, the four comprise the TriSpective Group, catering to companies like PetSmart, Kaiser, Orbitz, and others.
"The Loyalist Team,provides a pragmatic approach to understanding how your team works and how you can help it work better. The authors draw from their vast expertise with thousands of teams to tell engaging, real-life stories about how teams of all types and sizes function and provide proven insights about how to achieve extraordinary results."—JudithE. Glaser, bestselling author of Conversational Intelligence and CEO ofBenchmark Communications, Inc.
"An honest, straightforward analysis of how to
identify and celebrate not only what makes companies successful, it also tells
us how and why we can experience failure. After reading this book, you'll know
exactly how to build a winning team, a happy team, and above all how to create
genuine and lasting loyalty."—Nina Tassler, advisor, former chairman of CBSEntertainment, and author of What I Told My Daughter
"The Loyalist Team brings to life the essence of team identity and culture, and how analytics and evaluative tools can drive self-awareness and future team success. An excellent guide for CEO's, talent management executives, and anyone looking to understand and improve team performance."—Barbara Krumsiek, senior industry fellow at GeorgetownUniversity Women's Leadership Institute, McDonough School of Business, andformer CEO of Calvert Investments
"With the Loyalist Team Model, I am really clear what
is required of me as a leader and as importantly what is required of the team
to build a really successful loyalist organization. I know I can never take the
human dynamics on a team for granted."—Mike Goodwin, SVP and Chief Information Officer,PetSmart
"This is a must-read for anyone who wants to know how to actually build a great team. It is centered on the foundation that great teams are about great relationships that are built on trust and candid feedback. The authors showcase their insight by walking through the good and the bad from the thousands of teams they have worked with, sharing concrete, practical steps any leader
can use to improve the culture in their workplace. The Loyalist Team introduces a new paradigm for leadership that is required to compete in today's business world."—Rob Katz, CEO, Vail Resorts, Inc.
"Right now, this team, my team is the best team I have
ever led. We're not perfect but we are working really hard with the support of
Trispective to become a Loyalist Team. I know that we are making progress
because of the reactions I see when we are under stress. In recent months, as a
business, we've faced some really tough challenges. As we address those
challenges it will create significant opportunities for us. We're charting new
territory for this team. The stakes are high and we have to move quickly. The
team has come to me and said, 'We've got your back. Let's move forward. We can
do this.' It feels great and we are being successful."—Enrique Escalante, CEO Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua