The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization

Adrian Gostick



From New York Times bestselling authors and renowned leadership consultants Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton comes a groundbreaking guide to building high-performance teams. What is the true driver of a thriving organization’s exceptional success? Is it a genius leader? An iron-clad business plan? Gostick and Elton shatter these preconceptions of corporate achievement.

Their research shows that breakthrough success is guided by a particular breed of high-performing team that generates its own momentum—an engaged group of colleagues in the trenches, working passionately together to pursue a shared vision. Their research also shows that only 20 percent of teams are working anywhere near this optimal capacity.

How can your team become one of them?Based on a groundbreaking 350,000-person study by the Best Companies Group, as well as extraordinary research into exceptional teams at leading companies, including, Pepsi Beverages Company, and Madison Square Garden, the authors have determined a key set of characteristics displayed by members of breakthrough teams, and have identified a set of rules great teams live by, which generate a culture of positive teamwork and lead to extraordinary results.

Using a wealth of specific stories from the breakthrough teams they studied, they reveal in detail how these teams operate and how managers can transform their own teams into such high performers by fostering:Stronger clarity of goalsGreater trust among team membersMore open and honest dialogueStronger accountability for all team membersPurpose-based recognition of team members’ contributions

The remarkable stories they tell about these teams in action provide a simple and powerful step-by-step guide to taking your team to the breakthrough level, igniting the passion and vision to bring about an Orange Revolution.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Cohesive Team Dynamics: The book emphasizes the significance of cohesive and high-performing teams in driving organizational success.

  2. Shared Vision and Goals: Successful teams align their goals with the organization's vision, fostering a sense of purpose and unity.

  3. Empowerment and Trust: Empowering team members and cultivating trust are crucial components of high-functioning teams. Trust fuels collaboration and innovation.

  4. Recognition and Appreciation: Acknowledging and appreciating team members' contributions and achievements motivates individuals and enhances team morale.

  5. Open Communication: Effective communication within teams promotes transparency, ensures alignment, and minimizes misunderstandings.

  6. Innovation and Adaptability: Encouraging innovative thinking and embracing change are fundamental for teams to stay relevant and adaptable in evolving environments.

  7. Resilience and Problem-Solving: Teams that exhibit resilience in the face of challenges and possess effective problem-solving skills can overcome obstacles more effectively.

  8. Leadership Role: The book highlights the pivotal role of leadership in fostering a culture of teamwork, setting clear expectations, and providing support.

  9. Continuous Improvement: Successful teams continuously seek ways to improve processes, performance, and collaboration, promoting a culture of learning and growth.

  10. Sustaining Success: The book emphasizes that sustaining the success of a high-performing team requires ongoing effort, dedication, and reinforcement of positive behaviors.

Language English
ISBN-10 9781439196489
ISBN-13 9781439196489
No of pages 288
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 21 Sep 2010

About Author

Author : Adrian Gostick


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