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10 books about teamwork
Pick up one of these featured titles on teamwork in May 2021.
Stick Together: A Simple Lesson to Build a Stronger Team by Jon Gordon
Category: Motivation & Self-Improvement
This book was published this year by Wiley and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
Build a stronger team with this illustrated fable From bestselling author Jon Gordon and coauthor Kate Leavell, Stick Together delivers a crucial message about the power of belief, ownership, connection, love, inclusion, consistency, and hope. The authors guide individuals and teams on an inspiring journey to show them how to persevere through challenges, overcome obstacles, and create success together. Stick Together follows Coach David, a high school basketball coach looking to motivate his team for the new season. The team members are given sticks with words written on them and tasked with a number of missions: To find another player with the same word written on their stick To explain why that word is important for a team to be their best To render their sticks unbreakable As the players work together to complete their tasks, they discover how to make their team stronger and create an unbreakable bond. Perfect for student athletes and teams in all industries including business, education, healthcare, and nonprofit, and for readers of all ages, Stick Together will resonate with anyone looking to improve their team performance and excel in a group environment.
You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great by Michael G. Rogers
This book was published 4 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
You Are the Team is a book that will easily and dramatically improve the way your team works together by literally changing the heart and mind of every member of your team. It's a book for you, your team and entire organization. Many leaders struggle with getting members of their team to help and assist each other; to be direct, candid and respectful in their communication; to actively participate in meetings-providing ideas and passionately discussing important topics; to trust each other; to stop engaging in negative talk and even gossip; and to take accountability for their job and performance... to name just a few. You Are the Team combats the "Teammate Me Culture," which is when members of the team care more about their own needs than the team's needs. It inspires teammates to: *Serve each other *Put others and the team first *Tell the truth and be transparent *Keep commitments *Be direct and honest in discussions *Take accountability *Learn from mistakes *Seek honest feedback from teammates *Improve personal gratitude *Refrain from negativity and gossip *Compliment teammates more frequently *Celebrate teammates successes *Extend more kindness *Seek to understand teammates first before reacting *Demonstrate greater empathy towards teammates *Get it done and then some *Improve personal focus on goals *Bring solutions, not problems *Invest in personal development *Inspire and lead Would you agree that the above actions improve teamwork? Could your team improve by teammates implementing even just a couple of these concepts? You Are the Team is both engaging and practical. Author Michael Rogers uses a variety of entertaining stories to highlight the concepts in the book. Introspective questions are at the end of each section to help teammates reflect on how they are currently applying each of the important team concepts. The end of the book includes an assessment with 27 questions to gauge the overall effectiveness of teammates. Becoming a successful team begins with teammates who want to provide more value than they receive. You Are the Team was written to help members of teams understand the value they bring. Order a copy for you, for your team, for your entire organization. Michael has over 20 years of experience working with teams in business, sports, and a variety of volunteer organizations. One common theme in his consulting work has been that the best teams are made up of teammates who are committed to and invested in their team and its outcomes. He has found, without exception, that teams consisting of teammates who regularly practice his 6 B's of selflessness, trustworthiness, humbleness, positivity, respectfulness, and greatness achieve extraordinary teamwork. When Michael sat down to write You Are the Team, he wanted to write a book that could be easily understood by anyone reading it, a book that was inspiring-even life changing, a book that was engaging and a book that could be quickly applied by every member of the team. Many are finding that he did just that. Are you a leader who wishes you could get your team to work together better? Are you a leader who needs to boost results? Are you a leader who wishes your team cared more about their work and the outcomes of the team? You Are the Team is that one book that will change your team and organization long term.
A Little SPOT of Life Skills 8 Book Box Set (Books 17-24: Courage, Perseverance, Teamwork, Talent, Thankful, Optimism, Creativity, & Giving) by Diane Alber
This book was published last year by Diane Alber Art LLC and takes approximately 0.0 hours to read.
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The Hard Hat for Kids: A Story About 10 Ways to Be a Great Teammate (Jon Gordon) by Jon Gordon
Category: Leadership & Motivation
This book was published 3 years ago by Wiley and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
An inspiring story with lessons on teamwork—written for kids, but valuable to everyone Adapted from Jon Gordon’s bestseller The Hard Hat, The Hard Hat for Kids is an inspiring story that teaches children how to be a great teammate. An engaging tale that resonates with all children, the 10 Ways to be a Great Teammate and the “We before Me” philosophy, make this book an enjoyable read and an invaluable teaching tool for coaches, teachers, and parents. The Hard Hat for Kids presents practical insights and life-changing lessons that are immediately applicable to everyday situations, giving kids—and adults—a new outlook on cooperation, friendship, and the selfless nature of true teamwork. Mickey is a spunky talented basketball lover who has always dreamed about playing on her school’s team. On the first day of practice, she learns of a special award given to the best teammate—and soon discovers that there is a big difference between being the best player and being the best teammate. What follows is an unforgettable story about selflessness, loyalty, hard work, and compassion, and a clear lesson on putting the team first. Author Jon Gordon is a renowned storyteller with a knack for making life lessons stick. For this book he has teamed up with Dr. Lauren Gallagher, a school psychologist and mental skills coach who shares her passion for bringing valuable lessons to children in a way that is fun and educational. Fittingly, Dr. Gallagher is also the wife of Jon’s college lacrosse teammate at Cornell University where the Hard Hat tradition began. This book continues Jon’s unique way of merging everyday wisdom with practical advice to make you better at everything that you do. The Hard Hat for Kids tells a moving story of teamwork and friendship which is sure to be enjoyed by families, sports teams, and classrooms of children everywhere.
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share!: Classroom ideas for Teaching the Skills of Working as a Team and Sharing by Julia Cook
This book was published 9 years ago by Boys Town Press and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
RJ's having another bad day His teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie and Norma (who just sits and picks her nose) on a report about Egyptian mummies. After a frustrating school day with his team, RJ goes home to find only one biscuit left in the jar - and his mum makes him share it with his sister! With the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the football field, but in school and at home too!
The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest by Mark Synnott
Category: Expeditions & Discoveries
This book was published this year by Dutton and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.
"Veteran climber Mark Synnott never planned on climbing Mount Everest, but a hundred-year mystery lured him into an expedition--and an awesome history of passionate adventure, chilling tragedy, and human aspiration unfolded"--
The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published 22 years ago by Kids Can Press and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
When a farmer grows the biggest potato in the world, he needs the help of his entire family and their pets to get it out of the ground.
A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team by Arshay Cooper
Category: Black & African American
This book was published last year by Flatiron Books and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago’s Westside in the 90’s, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by junkies he calls “zombies” with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he’s walking out of school he notices a boats in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads “Join the Crew Team”. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racist competitors, gang violence, and sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.
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