The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success by Les McKeown

By Les McKeown

Why achieve this many groups fail to accomplish - attaining compromise at most sensible and gridlock at worst? And what does it take to finish this gridlock? Wall highway Journal bestselling writer and speaker Les McKeown exhibits the right way to take any staff from gridlock to global category luck.
In his new e-book, McKeown argues that each winning crew incorporates a severe participant, the Synergist, who can take the 3 exisiting kinds - The daring dreamers (Visionaries), the pragmatic realists (Operators), and the platforms designers (Processors) - and knit them jointly right into a dynamic, well-rounded staff. most significantly, in keeping with McKeown, the Synergist is a task that anybody can study.
While so much makes an attempt at teamwork development deal in simple terms with the indicators of crew disorder similar to mistrust, bad communique, and worry of switch, McKeown tackle the basis reason: the innately risky Visionary-Operator-Processor triangle. simply because all the 3 types' motivations, perspectives, and targets are incompatible, with out a Synergist each workforce will finally implode, stall, or underperform. merely the Synergist can set aside their very own schedule and interpret the language of adverse personalities, trap the simplest from every body, and placed the nice of the company prior to their very own ego.

McKeown- who has used ideas provided the following in his consulting with Harvard collage, American convey monetary prone, the U.S. military, Pella company, Microsoft, United applied sciences company, and extra- indicates how any person can fill this severe function, even if they are the formal chief of the crowd.
With thought-provoking self-assesments and an in depth Synergist Toolkit, he teaches how a person can learn how to be a good Synergist by means of spotting the very important symptoms of inneffective teamwork and making the precise interventions at those pivitol moments.

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I looked at her reassuringly. “You have a true visionary in Andy. Remember that tiny workshop where you both started out?  you wouldn’t, and couldn’t, have made it without him. ” INTRODUCING THE VISIONARY The Visionary is one of three natural “styles” or roles that all of us default to when we are in a group or team situation (we’ll meet the other two, the Processor and the Operator, shortly). Andy may be an extreme case, but most Visionaries possess similar traits. Big-thinkers turned on by ideas, they’re easily bored with minutiae and are consumed instead by the need to create and to achieve.

Com “The Synergist is a brilliant look at people and styles and how to synthesize them for huge personal and company success. Les McKeown’s books and teachings show businesses how to get past those natural hindrances and, instead, thrive. ” —Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver and It’s Not About You “Some business books take a few chapters to get into, while others never quite deliver. Not so with The Synergist. Les McKeown’s astute observations leap off the page from the get-go. Throughout the book I laughed, I nodded, I cringed—and I couldn’t wait to turn to the next page.

I’ve seen the personality types Les chronicles do unintentional damage within myriad companies, all too often with no one even understanding what’s going on. ” —Steve McKee, president of McKee Wallwork Cleveland and author of When Growth Stalls “Les has done it again; a brilliantly written, insightful guide both to identifying your leadership style and learning how to keep team members working toward a common goal. ’ ” —Carol Roth, business strategist and New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation “This book is a must-read for anyone on a team, leading a team, or aspiring to do so.

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