The "I" in Team: Building High Performing Teams with Intelligence, Initiative, and Integrity

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Sunstone Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 109 pages
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The phrase, There is no "I" in team, is certainly one of the most exalted of all sports cliches--a glorious ode to the sanctity of a winning team. However, cliches do not produce superior team performance in the sports world any more than in the world of business. Only committed leaders, motivated to deliver outstanding results, make the real difference in sustained excellence. In his book, Jeffrey McCreary shows you how to build a more energized, more productive and more enjoyable team. His focus is on three crucial "I's" that should be a part of every team: Intelligence, Initiative, and Integrity. Through concrete examples, anecdotes, and a wealth of inspiring words, Jeff guides you on a pragmatic journey that will improve your performance as a leader. The principles and guidelines that he discloses are the same ones he used successfully in his twenty-seven years of corporate leadership experience. This book should be required reading for leaders committed to continuous improvement who need simple, practical, and effective guidelines for building superior teams. Readers will learn how to raise the intelligence of their team, how to create an initiative based culture, and how to establish an environment of uncompromised integrity. If building better teams is your quest, this book will become a powerful tool as it informs and inspires you to change the world for the better. After all, that's what powerful teams do. JEFFREY McCREARY has over twenty-five years of corporate leadership experience. He is a retired Senior Vice President for Texas Instruments. During his career he led worldwide organizations conducting product design and development, strategic marketing, sales management, and has run large profit and loss centers. Jeff served seven years as TI's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, restructured and led TI's Military Semiconductor business to sustained record profitability, and directed the company's highest unit volume semiconductor business. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of the Isola Group and the Board of Trustees of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He conducts keynote speeches around the globe on Sales Management, Team Building, and Essential General Management Concepts. Jeff enjoys a rich family life in Santa Fe, New Mexico."
 

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