Item description for On the Fly Guide to...Building Successful Teams (On-the-Fly Guide) by Bill Butterworth...
Overview Butterworth makes the basics of teamwork easy to grasp and easy to put to work. He sketches a memorable overview of teamwork that includes the three great needs of team members, the four great barriers to teamwork, and the five great traits of effective teams.
Publishers Description This little book could make a big change in the way you view your team. There's little more energizing and fulfilling in life than the satisfaction of working well with others to accomplish a common goal. And this powerful little book can help you experience more team satisfaction than ever before Making use of his exceptional, humor-laced storytelling style, Bill Butterworth makes the basics of teamwork easy to grasp and easy to put to work. He sketches a memorable overview of teamwork that includes: -the three great needs of team members -the four great barriers to teamwork, and -the five great traits of effective teams. It all adds up to a succinct understanding of how to work well as a team that will satisfy leaders, managers, coaches-anyone who wants to know how to make a group perform at high levels while enjoying the camaraderie and satisfaction of being "us." Also look for the On-the-Fly-Guide to" Balancing Work and Life "
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.26" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.29 lbs.
Release Date Jul 18, 2006
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series On The Fly Guide
ISBN 1578569656 ISBN13 9781578569656
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Butterworth
Bill Butterworth blends humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practical advice which has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in a variety of venues throughout North America. Bill speaks frequently for corporate clients that include American Express, Ford, Disney, Bank of America, and Chrysler. A highly regarded author, Bill has written books on topics ranging from sports to psychology and self-help issues. He has been a columnist, editor, and script writer. Bill lives with his wife, Kathi, in Newport Beach, California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about On the Fly Guide to...Building Successful Teams (On-the-Fly Guide)?
Don't Think Golf. Think Football. Dec 9, 2007
In this excellent book, author Bill Butterworth quotes Mark Zoradi, president of Disney's Buena Vista Distribution. His view of teamwork: "Don't think golf. Think football."
Imagine. You've just finished your weekly staff meeting on time--yet the 60-minute gathering had that same familiar feel: BORING. A small staff that meets at least 48 weeks out of 52 will invest a minimum of $10,000 in salary time alone on staff meetings. Suggestion: spend ten bucks on this book to ensure your staff meetings have substance and will connect meaningfully with felt needs.
If you've heard Bill Butterworth speak--you already know he has memorable content and a Pro Bowl delivery. He's also laugh-out-loud funny! His book doesn't disappoint either--and it's packed with team building essentials. It's perfect for that five-minute inspirational/motivational blurb at a staff meeting--or as an outline for a team-building retreat.
Butterworth believes there are four great barriers to teamwork: 1) the barrier of personal insecurity; 2) the barrier of unhealthy competition; 3) the barrier of noncommunication; and 4) the barrier of being afraid to change. That's a month's worth of staff meeting topics packaged in an 89-page book--and wrapped in a hilarious, but poignant story, "Everything I Know About Teamwork I Learned at Carnegie Hall."
It's quick-reading, but long-lasting. I read it last week "on-the-fly" and my fellow passengers wondered why I was laughing so much!
In the book, he mentions that Andy Reid, coach of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, takes an offensive lineman's approach to teamwork. In an interview in the Los Angeles Times, Reid pointed out, "Each guy doesn't have to be an all-star; they just have to be able to master their little [3' x 3'] box on the field. Then you can master that big box which is the actual football field. You take that approach to it, you'll be OK."
So, here are two of Butterworth's questions (from the book) that every team member must answer: 1) What's your three-by-three box on the team? And 2) Can you describe it in one sentence? Buy this book!
Great content, great style, great read. Feb 11, 2007
I enjoyed the 88 pages of quality reading as much as I did the way in which Butterworth was able to intertwine a collection of pertinent stories. Each section of the book was backed up by a personal story told by the author that helped to demonstrate its purpose. Additionally, Butterworth continued to reflect on and develop the stories as he revealed the books academic points. The tone of the book reflected Butterworth's recommendations for teamwork as he invited you to be part of the story when interjecting questions to the reader prompting a moment of reflection. This book is a very enjoyable read with some terrific points for building successful teams.