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Why did I write my upcoming book

Why did I write my upcoming book?

I recently announced that my latest book, “The Authority Guide to Developing High Performance Teams”, would be published sometime soon.

That recent news item created quite a buzz on Social Media with lots of people asking why I had chosen to write about this topic.

What was my rationale?

In short, it's a quest for organisations to develop high performance teams to achieve success.

Sadly, very few people I talk to about this topic have ever worked in a high performance team. However, those lucky ones that have, speak about it with delight. 

I once lead a high-performance team (HPT) and it was a privilege and an addictive experience. I still look back on that time with joy. Since then, my primary motivation is to help other teams achieve this too.

Learning High Performance Requires A Process

Over time I have developed a coherent teaching process that blends a mix of tried and tested tools, personal growth, developing authenticity, emotional intelligence and soft skills. I have discovered this strategy helps teams and leaders to meet common development needs that I often find lacking in many teams.

It also instills a desire for people to grow and enjoy their work.

It is for these reasons that I also feel a strong need to share this process with a wider audience and get these tools and techniques out there for people to use.

" What if you enjoyed your work so much, that as soon as you wake up and your feet hit the floor you feel excited about the day ahead? How would it feel if you went to work singing and at the end of the day came home again whistling? "

Happy At Work, Happy At Home

I have always believed in the joy of work. When teams develop into a high performance team, people find huge satisfaction in their work too. That has a positive knock-on effect in their home lives as well - their partners, families and friends all benefit.

Fulfilled and satisfied individuals at work tell me they speak more to their spouses and their children when the get home at night.

Looking around, I realised that my approach stands apart from the run of the mill development programmes. That is because I believe in the power of human beings relating and collaborating well with others.

When teams can do this, then magic happens!

So my overriding intention is to make it easy for others to take my HPT ideas and expertise and make them their own and run with them. Hence writing this book.

The new book is designed to be a toolkit for managers, consultants, trainers and facilitators.

The content can be mixed and matched to suit any team’s needs. The key to the book is that I have made it straight forward enough so that people have the freedom and confidence to pick it up, try it and give it a go.

Quick Cheeky Peek

Here is an infographic of the 9 chapters. The book begins with Build Trust and progresses clockwise through each of the topics listed.

Share not hoard

Those of you who have already worked with me know that I have a strong commitment to reciprocity: 

"When you give from a place of not taking, people will want to give back." (Mark Schaefer – Author and expert on Digital Marketing).

That means that I would love to get a return flow of insights and ideas from anyone who has used any of the exercises in my book. Naturally, I'd love to work with your teams too.

For me, a great outcome would be where experts stop hoarding personal information and share it instead. That way the sum of knowledge increases by people collaborating and sharing on the quest to develop high performing teams.

Why do this?

Because I believe that we will all benefit.

Whether you are a leader, business executive, owner or entrepreneur we can all make the world better. We can all collectively make a difference to our organisations through exceptional teamwork. One small nudge at a time.

The production schedule for the new book is being firmed up as we speak and I look forward to announcing the launch date very soon.

To get a sense of the book’s content why not have a read of two recent blog posts, “High Performing Teams – Fact or Fantasy?” and “The Trust Factor – Important of Not?” They will give you an insight into my approach to this exciting topic.

Let Me Help Your Team Too

If you would like to discuss how to transform your own team then please contact me today. Call 07795 182 860 or email andrew@pdx-consulting.com and let’s set up an appointment.

I deliver practical 1, 2, 4 or 6-day (2 days per quarter) high-performance training programmes and one-to-one coaching to teach leaders, managers, and teams these skills. 

For soft skills, development programmes, training, NLP for business, coaching, workshops and team building days for leaders, managers and teams, please contact me.



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