What does your team spend the most time doing?
In order for teams to be sustainably successful, two things must occur: the team must be accomplishing its purpose, and the people on the team must be fulfilled.
Team Work equips team members to shift from a mindset of “me first” to “team first.”
Work happens best in a healthy community and culture.
Teams should be fulfilling for all members—crushing goals and thriving in relationship together.
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Who is Team Work designed for?
Individual contributors make the world go round. We’ve designed this book as a guide to more effective and fulfilling teamwork for each individual through sacrificial service.Buy the Book
Leaders and Managers
Visionary leaders want fulfilled, successful, healthy teams. This guide will help you see the potential in your team and bring it to life.Get the first chapter free
Ideally, Team Work is an exercise for the whole team, an opportunity to get on the same page and move forward together.Buy for your Team
1. Teams Made Well
When you read those words, what emotions and memories are evoked? While it depends on your actual experience, my guess is you can relate to some of the following situations. There is that one dominant person who tries to tell everyone what to do. They have an opinion on every single thing. They might even formally “appoint” themselves as the leader. Perhaps there are two who want to be dominant, and a power struggle breaks out from the start. Much of the conversation and group energy goes to figuring out who will have the final say on what happens.
Or maybe you are the only responsible person in the group. No matter how you split up the work, every time you get together you end up taking on a little bit more. Eventually you end up doing the project by yourself because you want to make sure you get a decent grade—even if that means getting no help from the group. Maybe you have one person who is never “available”
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How this book is organized
In this book, you'll get a framework for a different kind of team—one where personal excellence and sacrificial service at the individual level change the narrative of the larger group. Each chapter in Team Work is grounded in story, offers practical tips and self-reflection questions for team members, and ends with a word for leaders.
“...People are our most valuable resource, and we are proud to trust the team at WinShape with ours. I am confident the principles Russ and Rusty share in this book can bring forth lasting change in any team.”
“The 13 principles are guideposts that unleash the potential of teams like we’ve never seen before. More importantly, the principles establish a legacy that future teams can build upon for generations.”
Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office
“People are the secret sauce of all organizations. In their new book Team Work, Russ and Rusty provide a guidebook for developing individuals into engaged and fulfilled team members resulting in thriving and successful teams.”
Dan T. Cathy
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