Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams  -     By: Joe Frontiera, Daniel Leidl
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Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams

Jossey-Bass / 2012 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1118144783
ISBN-13: 9781118144787

Author Bio

Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl co-manage MenoConsulting, a firm that focuses on culture turnarounds, teamdevelopment, and leadership development. Both hold PhDs from WestVirginia University, where they serve as adjunct professors in theLeadership Studies program. They also write for the WashingtonPost's "On Leadership" series, among other publications.

Editorial Reviews

“A great book to read... it drilled down into those subtleaspects of any organization's success [and] gave me a toolkit thatI can use to engage and enroll all the teams that I'm a part of.…I'd recommend Team Turnarounds as a business bookthat you read for yourself and share with your associates and teammembers.”

“Pick up a copy of Team Turnarounds to discover thesix stages that almost all underperforming teams go through. Fromstate governments to sports teams and corporations, all teams haveexperienced defeat or, at the very least, lackluster performance.In Team Turnarounds, Frontiera and Leidl detail memorabletransformation stories and give readers a personal guide forrevamping our own teams.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, author, New York Timesbestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get YouThere

“As a member of the New England Patriots and an alumnus ofTufts University's lacrosse program, I've been in the trenches withorganizations fighting to get ahead and striving for the winner'scircle. Team Turnarounds advances a developmental processthat not only captures how to be a winner, but also uses everydaystories to guide people with big goals forward and motivate anyleader to strive to be greater.”
—Dan Kraft, New England Patriots

Team Turnarounds provides a compelling look at howgreat teams stick together and persevere through the toughest timesand emerge victorious, whether it’s in sports or thecompetitive world of business.”
—Dave Brandon, director of athletics, The University ofMichigan, and chairman of the board, Domino’s Pizza,Inc.

Team Turnarounds is a great tool for all managerswho find themselves faced with intractable problems. The advice andinsight provided in the book are tremendously helpful and inspiringfor executives with underperforming components. Read it andwin!”
—Oliver Luck, athletic director, West Virginia University,and former president and CEO, NFL Europe

“Recovering quickly from adversity is what separates thebest from everyone else. Team Turnarounds has the formulaand the tools to execute a team’s recovery. Read this book,and then do the outstanding worksheets at the back, to own your ownteam’s turnaround.”
—Molly Fletcher, sports agent, and author, The Businessof Being the Best

Team Turnarounds is thought-provoking, insightful,practical, and readable. It will give you all of the toolsnecessary to lead a team, especially during a crisis. Itshould be a must-read for all CEOs and leaders, and I am going tomake it required reading for our management and leadership teams atNetCom Learning.”
—Russell Sarder, author, and CEO, NetCom Learning

“An elegantly simple and powerful model for lifting teamperformance.  Having led and helped to engineer turnarounds inboth the corporate world and the non-profit world, I can say thatTeam Turnarounds captures well what leaders need to do. Welldone!”
—Douglas R. Conant, former president and CEO, CampbellSoup Company, and author, TouchPoints

“Many who have participated on teams understand the starkdifference between winning and losing, but few understand thedynamics required to alter a team’s performance and affectthe outcome. Team Turnarounds is an excellent resourcefor anyone looking to better understand team dynamics and how toimprove their team’s performance.”
—Joseph J. Beneducci, chairman, president & CEO,ProSight Specialty Insurance

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