BOOK REVIEW: Virtuoso Teams
Can you picture it – someone who is a virtuoso? I immediately envision a large room, a hushed silence, and violinist or concert pianist arriving at center stage. Why? Virtuoso is defined as: a person who does something in a very skillful way.
Now imagine – a team of virtuosos. They probably don’t exist in a quiet room or take center stage but a team of virtuosos, all who are extremely skilled, feels like team with a powerful kinetic energy to move past hurdles and who get things done.
In 2005, Andy Boynton and Bill Fisher published Virtuoso Teams, and I remember thinking FINALLY someone has applied a name to those people, in that time, at that place, where a team was performing at their best. I’ve been there and have experienced it. Now it has a name.
At the beginning the authors hit you with “This is a book about effectively managing and leading teams that are catalysts for big change.” My heart begins to race. There is so much big change in business now but the people managing through that change are the key.
From there the authors walk us through their methodology around the Seven Lessons for Virtuoso Teams. The book provides excellent team examples and help the reader relate to common concerns in business.
If you wonder whether you run aVirtuoso Team? What would a virtuoso team would be like? This book is a must read.
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