Fostering a spirit of teamwork is critical to any organisation's success. And a key element is trust. Trust for the leader and trust for each other. The book, The Power of Teamwork written by Scott Beare,( a former Blue Angel pilot), and Michael McMillan, (an award winning graphic designer) reinforce the nine key principles of teamwork
And each principle ties back to what it means to your company and your team. It is guaranteed to create many "a-ha" moments.
Michael McMillan wrote the foreword to this book, and I share with you what he had to say about Scott Beare.
After meeting Scott Beare for the first time, it hit me! What had impressed me so much about Scott during our first meeting was his use of words. They were direct, straightforward and honest...a rarity in today's politically correct world. You may be wondering what this has to do with our book on teamwork. In short, everything. Working with Scott affirmed what I've always known – the dictionary doesn't define words – people do.
Words are symbols. They mean different things to different people at different times. This point is critically important to understand when it comes to words commonly used to discuss teamwork.
Take the word trust, for instance. Trusting someone to deliver a package on time, score a goal, or deliver a sales presentation all represent certain levels of trust. Trusting someone to fly directly at you and pass within inches of your aircraft at a combined speed of 1,000 miles per hour, represents yet another degree of trust. What level of trust do you suppose is needed for the person providing your verbal commands, the mechanics who service your engine, the guys who inspect your gauges, and all the others responsible for any number of details? As a Blue Angels pilot, the word carries significant meaning...to an abnormal degree.
Recognizing this, many of the words in our book may appear similar to those used by others writing about teamwork. But don't be confused by spelling and pronunciation. I've been on many teams throughout my life – baseball, football, track and wrestling – creative teams, work teams, sales teams, and the like. But the definition of teamwork adhered to by the Blue Angels is outside my scope. To Scott Beare and his teammates, these common words used to describe teamwork, the ones we've used to write this book, are far from common.
As you read them, ask yourself, as I have numerous times throughout this project, what these words mean to you. What do they represent to the members of your team? Once our definitions begin to align with those of the Blue Angels, we can be confident we're ready to operate at peak performance...and understand the true power of teamwork.
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