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How Winning Works 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth

ISBN-10: 0373892551
ISBN-13: 9780373892556
Edition: 2012
Authors: Robyn Benincasa
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Description: Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. In her fifteen-year career as a professional adventure racer, she has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. In her fifteen-year career as a professional adventure racer, she has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan giants in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile—and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, she is a firefighter and a sought-after keynote speaker on the subject of teamwork and leadership.In How Winning Works, Benincasa shows you how to climb to new levels of professional and personal success. She shares the eight essential elements of teamwork, learned through her extreme adventure racing, that create synergy with all the teammates in your life, from colleagues and customers to family members and friends:Total CommitmentEmpathy and AwarenessAdversity ManagementMutual Respect"We" ThinkingOwnership of the ProjectRelinquishment of EgoKinetic LeadershipThis field guide to success shares the same training tools and exercises that have become wildly popular in the leadership seminars Benincasa gives to corporations, including Starbucks, Deloitte Consulting, 3M, Verizon, Nestlé, Boeing and many others. Stories from her adventure racing also illustrate how winning teams interact under the world's most extreme conditions, from jungles to mountain peaks.Whether you're trying to beat the competition to market with a new product, scale a looming mountain of deadlines or simply get your kids to clean up their rooms, the advice in this book will take you on an adventure you'll never forget, and coach you over the finish line to success.

Introduction
Total Commitment
Preparation
Planning
Purpose
Perseverance
Empathy and Awareness
Have Double Vision
Connect To the Person Before the Point
Focus on Coaching Versus Criticism
Understand That We Work For People, Not For Companies
Adversity Management
See Challenges Versus Roadblocks
The Hope of Success Versus the Fear of Failure
Accept and Embrace Adversity as a Chance to Learn and Excel
Never Let the Pursuit of Perfection Hinder Progress
Mutual Respect
Remember the Aluminum Can Theory
Mentor Unselfishly
Acting Like a Team is More Important Than Feeling Like a Team
Believe Beyond Reason
Give Respect as a Gift, Not as a Grade
We Thinking
Strive to Take Everyone Across the Finish Line Together
Accept Responsibility for Success and Failure as a Team
Suffer Equally
Your Problems = My Problems
Don't Compare, Compete or Criticize
Seek Synergy Everywhere
Ownership of the Project
Hire the Inspired
Inspire the Hired
Relinquishment of Ego
Leave Your Ego at the Starting Line
It's Okay to Ask for Help
Value Team Success Over Individual Glory
Lead From the Back of the Pack
Give Away the Credit
Kinetic Leadership
Change Leaders
Change Leadership Styles
The finish line
Your Extreme Gear Workout Box
Turning Inspiration into Reality
Acknowledgments
Index
About the author

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