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The New York Times best-selling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In deliver a breakthrough, groundbreaking guide for building today's most collaborative teams - so any organization can operate at peak performance.

A massive shift is taking place in the business world. In today's average company, up to 80 percent of employees' days are now spent working in teams. And yet the teams most people find themselves in are nowhere near as effective as they could be. They're often divided by tensions, if not outright dissension, and dysfunctional teams drain employees' energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Now Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton share the proven ways managers can build cohesive, productive teams, despite the distractions and challenges every business is facing.

In The Best Team Wins, Gostick and Elton studied more than 850,000 employee engagement surveys to develop their "Five Disciplines of Team Leaders", explaining how to recognize and motivate different generations to enhance individual engagement; ways to promote healthy discord and spark innovation; and techniques to unify customer focus and build bridges across functions, cultures, and distance. They've shared these disciplines with their corporate clients and have now distilled their breakthrough findings into a succinct, engaging guide for business leaders everywhere. Gostick and Elton offer practical ways to address the real challenges today's managers are facing, such as the rise of the Millennials, the increasing speed of change, the growing number of global and virtual teams, and the friction created by working cross-functionally.

This is a must-listen for anyone looking to maximize performance at work, from two of the most successful corporate consultants of their generation, whom The New York Times called "creative and refreshing".

©2018 Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton; 2018 Simon & Schuster (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • Edward J. Priestly
  • 05-03-2018

‘The Best Team Wins’ WINS!!!

This book offers a uniquely current and insightful, data-driven perspective on what makes teamwork work...and what doesn’t. I sincerely feel as though I have gotten better as a leader and as a manager, and I can’t wait to put these methods into practice...’The Best Team Wins’ just jumped to the top of my list of favorite business, culture-building and management books. Five stars!!!!!

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  • Jeff Blair
  • 18-08-2019

Lots of Great Ideas

I really enjoyed the parts about different values of different generations. But I felt, at times, the book was trying to provide too many anecdotes and not enough deeper analysis. Many of the anecdotes felt out of context and somewhat random.

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  • DJ PSYCHIC
  • 22-08-2018

Junk Science

Everybody is different and all these traits can apply to anyone at any age. Millennials, Gen-x and the like are marketing terms used by sellers to make money with the products. Nothing wrong with that, but as a Gen-Xer I check off too many Millennial boxes and everyone I know is the same. These types of books scare me because today it's age groups, tomorrow it's religious groups then Race and we all know how that can end.

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  • Peter
  • 24-07-2018

Worthwhile for team development

With the difficulties of leadership and team building; this gives insight into "best practices" that have been identified in a variety of organizations.

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  • William
  • 26-09-2018

Nothing new, just repackaged

The title says it all. Same ideas over and over.
Sections on managing different generations is very general and does talk at all about what created the different thinking in the generations to really understand what we are dealing with.

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