Find New Levels Of Success As A Leader From ‘Working In Sync’

by | Jul 2, 2018

You are a member of a team. It may be a small, close-knit team, or it may be a team of dozens or more. However, you aren’t just a member of this team. You are a leader. You set the stage for the day, the week, the month, the year, and beyond. Your team looks to you for insight and guidance. They rely on you.

But are you the best leader you can be?

Are you an effective leader?

Are you a leader who lays down the foundation for the future success of the individuals on your team?

These are questions a lot of people in leadership positions need to ask themselves but rarely do. Introspection as a leader can go a long way. It shows self-awareness and a willingness to grow.

More than that, though, when you ask these questions, there’s a good chance you’ll find areas of leadership where you fall short. Every leader has their flaws. But when you can pinpoint where you fall short as a leader, you can do something about it. That’s where the book “Working in Sync” can make a difference.

A Transformative Leader

Meet Whit Mitchell, renowned executive coach and expert on team dynamics. Mitchell has spent 30-plus years working with a vast number of businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, including Bose and United Airlines. He has worked with executives, athletes, and other goal-oriented individuals to help them overcome the challenges that come with a team-based environment.

Mitchell served as the coach of the Class of 1986 Dartmouth Crew, the rowing team at Dartmouth College. Some 25 years later, Mitchell reconnected with 11 members of his rowing team — 11 people who, since 1986, had become highly successful individuals and professionals.

It was at that gathering in 2011 that Mitchell started piecing together “Working in Sync: How Eleven Dartmouth Athletes Propelled Their College Sports Experience into Professional Excellence.” Mitchell spent significant one-on-one time with each of the 11 in search of insight into their success after graduating from Dartmouth College.

Getting In Sync

In that search, one thing became clear. Though each of the 11 had forged their own way toward success, and each individual credited Mitchell’s coaching as the foundation for that future success. In “Working in Sync” you have unparalleled access to that coaching. Short of being under the wing of Mitchell himself, the insight in “Working in Sync” is inspiring.

Through each of the 11 stories, you are left with many of the same lessons Mitchell imparted on his former rowing crew. The best part is that you can take these lessons and apply them here and now. Reading through “Working in Sync,” it quickly becomes apparent how strong Mitchell’s foundation for working as a team is.

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or who you serve — there is something for everyone, for every leader. Whether you’ve led a team since 1986 or you’ve just had your first meeting as a leader within your organization, this is one book you don’t want to miss. It’s time to find a new level of success and to become an even better leader for your team.

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