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Ten Commitments For Building High Performance Teams [Paperback]

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The ten commitments outlined in Tom Massey's new book will help you get the right people in the right positions to develop a focused, values-driven, high performing team. Learn how to get every member to take personal ownership of your team's success by creating shared purpose, values, and strategic goals. Gain insights on setting up profit sharing, establishing work standards, and correcting performance problems, in addition to creating a learning organization that is able to adapt to the challenges of the next century. Build a team environment where people have fun and play to win. Increase employee retention, job satisfaction, commitment, and productivity that will propel your team to a championship performance. The empowering topics covered include: committing to getting the right people "on the bus;" getting everyone "on the same page;" creating a learning environment; sharing the profits and losses; turning around poor performance; dancing with your team members; playing to win; growing through adversity; having fun; and, most importantly, playing large. Dr. Massey is a corporate leadership trainer and coach with over 20 years of experience in optimizing individual and organizational performance.


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Pages   82
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.73"
Weight:   0.32 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Robert D. Reed Publishers
ISBN  1931741530  
ISBN13  9781931741538  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Massey is a Doctor of Naturopathy and he has a Ph.D. in Health Science. He facilitates holistic health and fitness workshops and does career counseling, life purpose coaching, and clinical hypnotherapy.

Tom Massey currently resides in Colorado Springs Norman, in the state of Colorado.

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A must read for managers  Feb 2, 2007
Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (01/07)

The "Ten Commitments for Building High Performance Teams" has lots of valuable management advice packed into 82 pages. Tom Massey, the author, heads each chapter with one of the 10 commitments needed for building a successful team. The author promises in the introduction "The ten commitments outlined in this book will help you get the right people in the right positions to develop a focused, values driven, high performance team." Massey asks you to read the book all the way through and then read each commitment separately and incorporate it before moving onto the next commitment. Each chapter also has a practical applications section that includes questions and activities pertinent to applying that section.

The 10 Commitments are as follows:

1. Commit to getting the right people "on the bus." Take the time to really think about the qualities, skills and needs that each job requires before making the hiring decision.
2. Commit to getting everyone on the same page. A team can only be effective if it's has a common goal and vision.
3. Commit to creating a learning environment. Investing in your team can create an environment that will lead to success.
4. Commit to sharing the profits and losses. A team will feel vested in a business and strive harder when they can also enjoy the profits.
5. Commit to turning around poor performance. Poor performance has to be turned around or it can bring down the whole team.
6. Commit to dancing with "those that brought you." This is very important chapter on loyalty - yours, as well as the team.
7. Commit to playing to win. You have to be able to move your team through fear to develop a winner's attitude.
8. Commit to growing through adversity. Conflict is a part of team work. Accept it and teach your team to work through it.
9. Commit to having fun. High performance teams typically have high productivity, creativity and morale. The bottom line is they have fun.
10. Commit to playing large. It has to be more than just a job for a team to be successful. Give them purpose.

The book is written in a straightforward common-sense approach. I highly recommend "Ten Commitments for Building High Performance Teams" for those of you in management or contemplating going into management. I plan to immediately implement these commitments into my team at work.
Building a High Performance Championship Team  Apr 27, 2006
Tom Massey has given us a ten commitment strategy for getting the right people in the right position to build a vision focused, values based, purpose driven, service oriented high performance team.

The format from the table of contents to the final chapter stimulates thought provoking reading. The book is designed to be read quickly for an overview. A second reading is necessary to digest, and assimilate the principles introduced. Each chapter closes with a set of questions and activities for application to assist the team leader in implementing and applying these principles effectively.

The book is forceful and straightforward, an excellent tool for integrating your purpose statement, goals, objectives and performance. Massey's thoughtful analysis and creative thinking can be applied in every business setting.

The author stresses the importance of committing to a learning environment. He gives pointers for action based strategic leadership training and step by step instructions to equip your team.

Massey is recognized as a distinguished innovative corporate leadership trainer and coach. He has authored three other cutting edge books in the business/self help genre.

This is a significant management resource tool for equipping the busy business executive. I recommend the book for every manager who wants to sharpen the focus of their team, and for "anyone who aspires to leave the world a better place."


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