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From Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race by Dennis N.T. Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy. Inspired by the Ramblers -- the Midnight Rambler's team of one determined skipper and six dedicated amateur sailors -- here are five crucial strategies, with proven tactics, for Teamwork at The Edge of human endurance.

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  1. 1. Into the Stormby Dennis N. T. Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy Inspired by the Ramblers -- the Midnight Ramblers team of one determined skipper and six dedicated amateur sailors -- here are five crucial strategies, with proven tactics, for Teamwork at The Edge of human endurance:
  2. 2. Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge From Into the Storm:Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean RaceStrategy #1: Put team unity first. Make theteam the rock star.Winning tactic: Find committed team members who want to go to Hobart."A business team that aspires to excellence may not have the samephysical challenges as an ocean racing crew,” Perkinsacknowledges, "but lofty goals require sacrifice, dedication, and theability to persevere. Selecting people with the right levels ofconfidence and motivation is fundamental. Realistic job previewsare important." www.syncreticsgroup.com www.amacombooks.org
  3. 3. Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge From Into the Storm:Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean RaceStrategy #2: Prepare, prepare, prepare.Remove all excuses for failure.Winning tactic: Keep preparing while youre racing. Preparing inadvance for everything the team needs to do to succeed is crucial.But so is continuing to prepare while racing toward the teams goalsand while navigating through a crisis. "Successful teams master theart of bifocal vision," Perkins attests. "They have the ability to focuson current challenges while, at the same time, preparing for longer-term threats and opportunities." www.syncreticsgroup.com www.amacombooks.org
  4. 4. Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge From Into the Storm:Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean RaceStrategy #3: Strive for balanced optimism.Find and focus on the winning scenario.Winning tactic: Be absolutely clear about what it means to win. For someteam members, winning means being the first in their field toachieve a breakthrough result. For others, it means coming in underbudget. For any team that aspires to win, the first step is to definewinning. "Only then will the team have a clear sharedunderstanding of their race," states Perkins. "With that awareness,the team can plan a strategy for taking home their trophy." www.syncreticsgroup.com www.amacombooks.org
  5. 5. Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge From Into the Storm:Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean RaceStrategy #4: Reinforce relentless learning. Build agung-ho culture of learning and innovation.Winning tactic: Think gung-ho -- a phrase rooted in teamwork.Originally an abbreviation for Chinese industrial cooperatives,gung-ho came to be translated as "work in harmony" by someAmericans -- including Colonel Evans Carlson, who, during WorldWar II, implemented the radical practice of gung-ho meetings,where everyone, regardless of rank, has a right to speak up. "Theability to talk honestly about what works, what doesnt work, andwhat might work is critical to effective teamwork." www.syncreticsgroup.com www.amacombooks.org
  6. 6. Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge From Into the Storm:Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean RaceStrategy #5: Take calculated risks. Be willing tosail into the storm.Winning tactic: Test your limits before the storm hits. The Ramblers,who had sailed together for years and knew what they werecapable of as a team, deliberately pushed their limits early in therace. They broached twice, and each time recovered. As a result,they were ready to take on the storm, with confidence, when it hit."Only by taking small risks will teams be able to assess their abilityto take on big ones -- and to sail into the storm when they need to,"declares Perkins. www.syncreticsgroup.com www.amacombooks.org
  7. 7. Into the Storm by Dennis N.T. Perkins with Jillian B. MurphyThe Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is among the most demanding sailingcompetitions in the world. In the face of turmoil and tragedy, a crew of"amateur" sailors piloted their tiny vessel, the AFR Midnight Rambler, not onlyto the finish but to overall victory.Into the Storm chronicles their nearly four-day ordeal and draws parallels to theworld of business, revealing critical strategies for Teamwork at the Edge.Illustrated with examples from the story and compelling case studies, the booksheds light on what teams need to do to succeed in tough times and providesresources to support teams as they navigate the chaotic seas of business today. Dennis N.T. Perkins, author of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, is the author of Leading at The Edge and CEO of The Syncretics Group, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders and teams thrive under conditions of adversity, uncertainty, and change. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, he successfully completed his first Sydney Hobart Race in 2006. Follow Dennis on Twitter @DNTP. Jillian B. Murphy is the Director of Client Services at The Syncretics Group. Follow Jillian on Twitter @Jbmurf. Follow The Syncretics Group on Facebook and Twitter @SyncreticsGroup
  8. 8. Into the Storm by Dennis N. T. Perkins with Jillian B. MurphyAvailable where books are sold! Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound

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