Item description for The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants by John C. Maxwell...
Overview Great team players, like great leaders, are formed from the inside out. John C. Maxwell takes the pain out of knowing what makes a team tick. If you want to have a better team, you have to develop better players. The qualities Maxwell teaches quickly take you to the heart of teamwork. Anybody can understand them and apply themhether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. If you learn the seventeen essential qualities of a team player, you can become the kind of person every team wants. If everyone on your team does it, there will be no holding you back.
John C. Maxwell takes the pain out of knowing what makes a team tick. If you want to have a better team, you have to develop better players.
The qualities Maxwell teaches quickly take you to the heart of teamwork. Anybody can understand them and apply them-whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. If you learn the seventeen essential qualities of a team player, you can become the kind of person every team wants. If everyone on your team does it, there will be no holding you back.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Thomas Nelson
Running Time: 160.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.98" Width: 5.64" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Sep 8, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785260315 ISBN13 9780785260318 UPC 020049055960
Availability 0 units.
More About John C. Maxwell
John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association(r) and the world's most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine in 2014. His organizations-The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP-have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many top world business leaders.
John C. Maxwell currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. John C. Maxwell was born in 1947.
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Great discussion of Team Player qualities Jan 8, 2008
Order was shipped the next day and arrived as I expected. Excellent service unlike another book I ordered the same day from a different vendor that didn't ship for 2 1/2 weeks! I would highly recommend this vendor and use them again without hesitation.
Mostly fluff Dec 10, 2007
I've read most of Maxwell's stuff and I'm not a huge fan. This book is another in his series of "17" books, and I find that once again he could have combined most of them and made it the five or six essential qualities of a team player.
The book is laid out systematically: name of the quality, feel-good story, 3-5 points of explanation, 3-5 points of application, next quality. It's chocked full of stories and quotations, so if you're looking for anecdotes, this is the book for you. It's a very easy read.
It's not a bad book and there are a few points that I found useful, but for the most part it's just a run-of-mill Maxwell book. He's more of a storyteller. If you're looking for a good book on improving teamwork, I would recommend Patrick Lencioni's "Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators".
An inspirational manual on becoming a valuable team member. Oct 12, 2007
This brief, inspirational book uses a now-classic formula for texts on selling and leadership, although its focus on cooperation and following the leader is unusual. Each chapter starts with a short anecdote about a historic figure's accomplishments, and his or her triumph over adversity. The vignettes demonstrate the lessons that author John C. Maxwell then briefly discusses in the rest of the chapter. The "laws" the author promulgates benefit from the stories' afterglow and are less important than the stories themselves. Memorable quotations and sidebars that support the author's main points round off each lesson. Maxwell is an expert at wielding this formula, perhaps because he helped make it a classic, and a star in the inspirational self-help genre. We recommend his book as a pick-me-up for team members and aspiring leaders.
Great book to use to facilitate team discussion Feb 19, 2007
I used the 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player as a book to use for team discussions affirming or confirming how the team would operate. The chapters are a quick read and the qualities described supporting a successful and harmonious workplace cover most required behaviors of a good team member.
While John Maxwell's material is mostly from non-profit experiences, the stories and quotes are relevant and applicable to corporate America just as much as in the non-profit settings. In some cases my team offered criticisms of the examples, but even in those cases the opportunity to have the team discuss and agree on the essential attributes of teamwork was a success I would not have achieved without the support of the book. I have not used the websites referred to in the book.
How Effective of a team player are you? Feb 2, 2007
Oh this is a wonderful study. We are going through leadership training in our church and our homework lol is to read this book. It is very good material. My husband and I enjoy it so much we go back and reread the chapter we've done read.