Find out why team members emotions are so important to business success today in an AMA Edgewise podcast with Jackie Barretta, author of Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance.
Jackie Barretta, author of Primal Teams, published by AMACOM, wants you to know that emotions do belong at work. You want people who are positively emotional about a project they’re working on and be happy and motivated to do the work necessary. People think most creatively when they’re in an optimal emotional state. However, emotions like fear and anger are primal emotions that take hold much faster than logic and reason. Instead of sweeping these emotions under the rug, acknowledge them head-on, confront the problem, and create a culture that encourages people to speak up.
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Jackie Barretta is Founding Partner of Nura Group, a consulting firm dedicated to enhancing team innovation and performance. Her work with primal emotions in teams has won her widespread recognition and dozens of prestigious awards.
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Soundview Executive Book Summaries is hosting a webinar with Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff, authors of A Team of Leaders: Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
12 – 1 PM EDT
Imagine having a team where everyone steps up and performs all of the leadership tasks. Imagine a team that is constantly sharing knowledge and pushing the envelope – one that does long term planning and produces outstanding performance.
In this Soundview Live webinar, A Team of Leaders, Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff show attendees how to design systems that nurture the leadership potential of every employee – the key to creating high-performance teams. Filled with real-world examples, this fresh approach transforms passive groups of disparate people into effective teams of leaders – workplace teams that work!
Paul Gustavson is a former chair of the Marriott School of Management’s OB/HR Advisory Board and founder of OPD, which helps organizations around the world create and sustain high-performance teams. Stewart Liff is a human resources and visual management expert and the author of Managing Government Employees.
On a recent Edgewise Podcast from American Management Association, Dennis N.T. Perkins, author, with Jillian Murphy, of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race shared his thoughts on adapting lessons from a dangerous sea adventure to the business world.
Dennis Perkins recalls the story of the AFR Midnight Rambler in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race. This race was the most perilous to date as a sudden storm stuck and took the lives of six sailors on the Rambler. However, the other 55 sailors were rescued resulting in the largest search and rescue mission in Australian history. The AFR Midnight Rambler was not the biggest or the most well-equipped ship but due to its unified crew it found a way not only to overcome the horrible storm but also to win the overall race. These skills translate to the business world as well. Even in the worst of situations whether your business is facing a massive change or you’re in a race staring down a major storm, a unified team can just pull of the seemingly impossible.
Listen to the AMA Edgewise podcast with Dennis N.T. Perkins.
Dennis N.T. Perkins is the author, with Jillian B. Murphy, of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race and Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition. He is CEO of The Syncretics Group, a consulting firm devoted to effective leadership and teamwork under conditions of uncertainty, adversity and change.
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Four of our titles have been honored with 2013 Small Business Book Awards by Small Business Trends!
The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals by Shawn Smith and Rebecca Mazin was one of the Top 10 Winners Overall.
This book aims to answer the questions that small business owners have about hiring, firing, and other human resources concerns…The HR Answer Book is a reference book that can be read cover-to-cover or as a quick reference in specific situations.
Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love by Scott Fox won an award in the Startup category.
It uses simple language to explain how to combine automated online marketing, expert positioning, and outsourcing to build an Internet business, while working less and setting your own hours…Even if you don’t have a product of your own, the book aims to help you choose an online business model and get started.
High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service: Inspire Timeless Loyalty in the Demanding New World of Social Commerce by Micah Solomon was one of the winners in the Technology category.
This book provides unique insight into today’s crazy-busy customers and dives into how to meet their ever-increasing expectations for instant gratification. Solomon provides strategies that he says any business, large or small, can use to connect with customers on multiple platforms, including social media. The book covers several areas of interest for small business owners.
Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race by Dennis N.T. Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy won an award in the Leadership category.
Hurricane-force winds howled, reaching speeds of over 100 miles an hour. Waves as tall as 8-story buildings dwarfed the 35-foot sailboat, AFR Midnight Rambler. Yet in spite of the crew’s paralyzing fear, the group held together — and they supported each other with remarkable teamwork.
Congratulations to Shawn, Rebecca, Micah, Scott, Dennis and Jillian.
And thanks again Small Business Trends!
Take a look at other AMACOM books that have won awards.