Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve by Whitney JohnsonBuild an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve by Whitney Johnson

Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve

byWhitney Johnson

Hardcover | May 1, 2018

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What's the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It's having a plan for developingallemployees--no matter where they are on their personal learning curves.

Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over twenty years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges to stay motivated.

The best bosses know this, and they know how to make it happen by thoughtfully designing people's jobs around the skills they have today as well as the skills they'll need to be even more valuable tomorrow. That's how entire organizations stay competitive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing business environment.

In this book, Johnson explains how to become one of those bosses and how to build your A-team by:

  • Identifying what your employees already know and what they need to learn
  • Designing their jobs to maximize engagement and learning
  • Applying a seven-step process for leading each person up their learning curve

    We all want opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow in our jobs. When our bosses workwithus to help us leap to new challenges, the result is a team that knows how to thrive, no matter what the future holds.

Whitney Johnsonis a CEO adviser and the author of the critically acclaimedDisrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work(2015). Previously, she was an award-winning Wall Street analyst and cofounded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disruption, is recogni...
Title:Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning CurveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2018Publisher:Harvard Business Review PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633693643

ISBN - 13:9781633693647


Editorial Reviews

Advance Praise for Build an A-Team:Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach; New York Times-bestselling author, Triggers and What Got You Here Won't Get You There--"If you want to be a leader who gets hired, and a boss people love to work for, Build an A-Team is a must-read."Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; New York Times-bestselling author, The Innovator's Dilemma--"Management, when practiced well, is a noble profession. Build an A-Team is an important book for managers who desire to help their team members learn, grow, and realize their potential."Aicha Evans, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intel--"Build an A-Team drives the point home that success is rooted in spending the time to build and nurture learning teams. That's the role of the best leaders today."Raju Narisetti, CEO, Gizmodo Media Group--"Illustrated by dozens of real-life examples, Build an A-Team is an essential guide for managers."Maureen Chiquet, former Global CEO, Chanel; author, Beyond the Label--"Whitney's keen observations and case studies make a thoughtful and timely guide to help both managers and employees contribute to a thriving and innovative culture."Alissa Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer, Xerox--"In a time when the skills gaps are rising and technology is always changing, read Johnson's Build an A-Team to learn how to build a highly productive team and keep it."Alan Mulally, former President and CEO, Ford Motor Company; former CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Director, Google and Carbon 3D--"Whitney Johnson delivers an insightful book, providing strategies every leader can use to build high-performing teams."