"One of the ten best leadership books so far this year."--Bloomberg
Following up the popular peak performance book Organize Tomorrow Today, a new plan to motivate, set priorities and lead any team to optimal achievement
Watch a triumphant speech after a sports championship or business milestone and you'll almost always hear some variation of this catchphrase: "It couldn't have happened without the great team we have." It doesn't matter if you're the owner of a 10,000-employee Fortune 500 company or running a small business, you're a part of a team. With a combined 50 years of experience building, managing, advising, and troubleshooting teams in both the business and sports worlds, Jason Selk and Tom Bartow now reveal the common DNA that links the highest performing teams.
In Organize Your Team Today, Selk and Bartow show how it takes collective mental toughness to win, developed only through a clear understanding of the goals, limitations, roles and personalities on your team. Great leaders respect and embrace channel capacity, Selk and Bartow explain, which means they don't overload their teams with blizzards of tasks and responsibilities. They bust the "focus" and "relationship" fallacies, as those words are meaningless for teams unless they are byproducts of activities that really matter. And Selk and Bartow teach how to manage expectations, since doing so creates a level of respect between the leader and the team--and among the team members--that is a catalyst for peak achievement.
About the Author
Dr. Jason Selk is one of the premier performance coaches in the United States, with dozens of professional athletes and Fortune 500 executives as his clients. As the Director of Mental Training for Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals, Dr. Selk helped the team win two World Series championships, in 2006 and 2011. He is a regular contributor to Forbes, ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC, and has been featured in USA Today, Men's Health, Muscle and Fitness, INC., and Self magazines.
Tom Bartow left a successful career as a college basketball coach to become one of the highest-producing financial advisors in Edward Jones's history. He went on to help American Funds's Capital Income Builder fund nearly triple in value. Since then, he has become one of the most creative and sought-after business coaches in the world, specializing in helping companies and individuals excel in times of adversity.
Matthew Rudy has ghostwritten 26 sports, business, and travel books since 1997, including titles by golf instructors Dave Stockton, Hank Haney, and Stan Utley; sports psychiatrist Dr. Michael Lardon, and personal development coach Bryan Dodge. His book with personal finance expert Anthony Davenport will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. He is a senior writer at Golf Digest, where he has ghostwritten 25 cover stories since 1999 and earned national awards for his investigative and feature work.
"Far too many corporate executives confuse 'Goal Setting" with true leadership. These authors bring into focus the specific techniques necessary to guide each individual corporate team member toward the accomplishment of a well-defined goal. their comparison of the use of techniques to that of sports team development is enlightened and on point. this book is truly a roadmap for the executive at any level."—Gerald C. Mansfield, President, CEO, United Facility Development, Inc.
"Mental toughness is a critically important component of individual performance, and that importance is only magnified if you're a leader. This book is the manual for the mental game of leadership. Read it, use the principles, and win!"—Roger Seip, author of Train Your Brain for Success
"Our minds are overloaded with to-dos. The idea of honoring your team and your own Channel Capacity is simple and relaxing at the same time. If you and your team are overwhelmed, Organize Your Team Today is the place to start."—Robbin Phillips, Courageous President, Brains on Fire, coauthor of Brain on Fire and The Passion Conversation
"Techniques for ensuring winning strategies make for an engrossing discussion highly recommended for anyone who wants a team approach to success."—Donovan's Bookshelf