Team Unity: A Leader's Guide to Unlocking Extraordinary Potential

  • 8h 32m 54s
  • John Ross
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2022

Based on more than ten years of researching, observing, coaching, and building extraordinary teams, this entertaining and thought-provoking book demonstrates how to unify groups of all sizes to maximize performance.

Unity is the most influential factor in team performance and, although it is frequently discussed, it is often misunderstood. This book explains how disunity is the root cause of all team dysfunctions and provides clear instructions on how to define, measure, and increase unity in your organization.

Through entertaining and impactful stories, John Ross divides Team Unity into four components—focus, direction, trust, and conflict—and examines how they are related and measured. Notably, Ross introduces The Unity Formula, a simple equation useful for leaders at all levels in any organization to measure the team’s current unity and identify areas for improvement.

Senior and middle managers in manufacturing, hospitality, and a range of other industries, as well as entry level employees and students of organizational behavior and human resource management, will find this book an invaluable resource for understanding how to identify, measure, and partake in the right steps to increase team performance.

About the Author

John Ross started his career as a seventh grade history teacher in Mesa, Arizona. From there he worked as a producer of musical events and then as a project lead at one of the world’s leading manufacturers before becoming a business professor at Indiana University’s southeast campus. He has been researching and working with teams for more than a decade. His research in extraordinary teams and unity has since expanded into hope, knowledge acquisition and retention. He holds a BA in organizational studies from Arizona State University, an MBA in finance from Drexel University and a PhD in management from New Mexico State University.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - What Makes an Extraordinary Team?
  • Chapter 2 - Important Considerations for Team Success
  • Chapter 3 - Unity Component #1 – Focus
  • Chapter 4 - Unity Component #2 – Direction
  • Chapter 5 - Unity Component #3 – Trust
  • Chapter 6 - Unity Component #4 – Conflict
  • Chapter 7 - The Focus Scale
  • Chapter 8 - The Direction Scale
  • Chapter 9 - The Trust Scale
  • Chapter 10 - The Conflict Scale
  • Chapter 11 - Applying The Unity Formula
  • Chapter 12 - How to Hold Effective Meetings
  • Chapter 13 - Increasing Team Focus
  • Chapter 14 - Increasing Team Direction
  • Chapter 15 - Increasing Team Trust
  • Chapter 16 - Decreasing Team Conflict
  • Chapter 17 - Fun Facts about The Unity Formula


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