Rapid Teamwork – 5 Essential Steps to Transform Any Group into a Great Team
By: Sean Glaze
New Shelves Distribution, 20 Office Park Way Suite 126, Pittsford, NY 14534
9780996245814, $ 16.95, 2015, 156 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, Richard330@yahoo.com
Transforming River Rafting Principles to Rapid Teamwork Realization
Sean Glaze has hit upon a fascinating approach to inspire, motivate, and transform disgruntled employees to productive, successful and, winning teammates. In “Rapid Teamwork” Glaze uses the platform of fiction to help readers discover, assimilate, and apply five ingredients important to building effective teams in today’s fast moving, ever changing economy.
A surprise visit by Matthew Patterson, president of CDI National, with Greg Sharpe, manager of the Memphis branch of CDI, puts into motion a river rafting retreat for Greg’s management team. Patterson uses his background as a basketball coach and Sharpe’s common interest and respect for highly respected basketball coaches, to put him in contact with Sofia Mitchell, his former basketball team leader, presently leading river rafting retreats with a focus on teaching team leadership principles.
By the end of the river rafting retreat every member of Greg’s CDI management team had a new understanding of and commitment to apply five G-R-E-A-T principles of “Rapid Teamwork.” They were each determined to become a amore effective team, and were ready to build a stronger, more productive and more unified workforce.
Glaze uses a lot of dialog and strong character development to move his plot forward and to accomplish his goal of teaching strong team building techniques. By the last chapter I had become deeply empathetic with, protagonist Greg Sharpe, as well as engrossed in the storyline. I was eager to discover how the multifaceted “team” would move forward and find closure to unresolved issues in their loosely connected relationships. I was not let down.
Sean Glaze is a professional team building facilitator leading interactive events in leadership development. He is a keynote speaker, inspiring “Rapid Teamwork.”
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.