Great Teams: Foster a Shared Obsession

In Extreme Teams, Robert Bruce Shaw explains “why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail.” They create a workplace culture within which great teams are most likely to thrive.

Shaw suggests takeaways for each chapter. These conclude Chapter 2:

o Cutting-edge firms have a critical mass of obsessive people and teams, obsessed with providing insanely great products and service

o They view their work as a calling — much more than as a job to be done. The team members align around a higher purpose that shapes their collective thinking and behavior.

o Their obsessive nature is both a blessing and a curse — necessary to achieve something extraordinary but potentially destructive if not managed well.

Extreme Teams was published by AMACOM (February 2017).

Robert Bruce Shaw assists business leaders in building organizations and teams capable of superior performance. His specialty is working closely with senior executives, as individuals and as groups, on organizational and leadership effectiveness. Robert works with leaders in new positions to help them transition into their roles and with longer-tenured leaders seeking to enhance their impact.

To learn more about him and his work, please click here.

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