How (NOT) To Build A Great Team



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About The Book

How (NOT) To Build A Great Team is the second in a series of how-not-to guides for leaders and managers, and like our first book, How (NOT) To Be A Leader, it is a quick-read collection of hilarious cautionary tales that we hope will help you avoid some of the more obvious speed bumps and traps along your leadership journey. This book covers the critical aspects of how NOT to build a great team: hiring and firing, team management, and leadership development.

About The Author

Mary Marshall’s passion is helping entrepreneurs and executives achieve their dreams. Mary has been a CEO, an owner, and chief cook and bottle washer. She’s been a Vistage Chair (member and executive) and has coached leaders to find their own success. In 2014, she published her first book, Putting Together the Entrepreneurial Puzzle: The Ten Pieces Every Business Needs to Succeed as a collection of answers to the most common problems that hamper small business success. Marshall Advisors, LLC is Mary’s consulting practice in Seattle, which focuses on strategic planning, CEO and executive coaching, and leadership development. Mary speaks on Intentional Culture for organizations nationally. Since 2012, she has been active teaching a course for the Small Business Administration called “Emerging Leaders” that takes entrepreneurs through a seven-month course to create a strategic growth plan for their businesses. The course is considered a mini MBA.Kim Obbink is an Art Center College of Design graduate who began her career as a graphic designer and over the years became an accomplished brand strategist and leader. She worked as both employee and vendor for many world class technology and entertainment companies, and ultimately served as CEO of a Seattle based digital marketing and talent acquisition company. Her experience brings high-altitude vision and strong brand strategy to everything she does. Kim believes that an authentic brand requires authentic leadership. Her vision that values and a well-stated, well-actioned belief system are the religion of every healthy organization is what she brings to her consulting work with growth-oriented companies today. An entrepreneur, strategist, writer, and artist, Kim has a colorful view of the world. That combined with a bold sense of humor allow her to share her unique perspective on how others can find success and satisfaction in being great leaders from the heart.

Product Details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indigo River Pub (October 27, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 138 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1950906418
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1950906413
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

“These How Not-To Guides for leaders are so much fun I almost forgot how many lessons I was absorbing. The chapters were just the right length, and equally on point, for busy readers. I enjoyed the pithy “Let’s Get Real” sections at the end so much I would have jumped straight to them except for the funny and oh-so-real parts leading up to each valuable lesson. Sprinkle a dash of irreverence on some very common and terrible leadership behaviors, mix with pearls of wisdom and you have a great recipe for success. In their own words: Evil never wins in the end. You might win a battle or two by being a complete douchebag like the characters in this story, but ultimately you lose as leader. Pick up the set. Laugh out loud. And take up their challenge: choose three or four questionable leadership traits and start working on them!”