A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams
In today’s uncertain economic environment, teams are askedto do more with less. With resources stretched thin, turning arounda struggling team has never been harder, and managers must work toidentify and maximize whatever potential strengths a team alreadyhas. As sports fans already know, behind every great underdog storyis a leader who roots out the competitive advantage that willpropel the team to victory. In Team Turnarounds, JoeFrontiera and Dan Leidl share how this fine art of the turnaroundreally works, from how to inspire the team to the actual tools forchange.
Through interviews with team managers and turnaround masters inthe NFL, MLB, and the NCAA, as well as managers at top global firmswho have successfully reversed their fortunes, they show the sixsteps every team takes to make a 180 in their performance.
• Presents a six-step model forturnarounds in any organization, based on the authors’extensive research with owners and general managers of sportfranchises in the MLB, NFL, and NBA
• Features first-hand accounts of sportturnarounds, from the legendary worst-to-first story of Bill Polianand the Indianapolis Colts to Jeffrey Lurie’s efforts totransform the Philadelphia Eagles
• Offers behind-the-scenes accounts ofeffective turnarounds at major organizations like Dominos Pizza,Juniper Networks, iContact, and the Broadway play, Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark
No matter how bad the circumstances, how awful the performance, orhow far shares have plummeted, Team Turnarounds shows howany organization can make the climb back up to the top.
225 pages; ISBN 9781118239087
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Title: Team Turnarounds
Author: Joe Frontiera; Daniel Leidl; James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner
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