#TEAMWORK tweet Book01
Author: Caroline G. Nicholl
Editor: Rajesh Setty
Table of Contents
Section 1: Why Teamwork Matters Now More Than Ever
Section 2: What, Exactly, Is an Effective Team?
Section 3: Effective Teamwork Does Not Come out of Thin Air
Section 4: Leading Teams
Section 5: Team Conflict, Camaraderie and Personality
Caroline Nicholl tweets, "Leadership matters but...teamwork...defines true success." She should know. In
a career spanning two decades and two continents, she has made her mark in law enforcement and in
translating the lessons learned in law enforcement to the corporate world. As she explains in her highly-
readable book, '#TEAMWORK tweet Book01,' "Cops know good teamwork calls for candor, camaraderie
and mutual accountability." In the bite-sized wisdom that has become a hallmark of the THINKaha books,
Caroline's book explains why teamwork matters in today's business environment, given the multiple
challenges and opportunities.
The book reveals what makes up an effective team, how to get a team to focus on its core purpose, and
the role of strong (but not egotistical) leadership in team performance. It shows how teams and their
group dynamics need to be constantly nurtured, so that the differences in personalities and perspectives
of team members can be harnessed towards the collective goal or creative purpose.
In our shifting economy, the power of teamwork is ever more important. Yet many leaders are unaware of
the essential ingredients for high performing teamwork. Contrary to popular wisdom, hiring smart people
and paying them well is not enough. This kind of winging it, as '#TEAMWORK tweet Book01'
demonstrates, is not recommended when we are counting on teams for innovation, productivity,
adaptability, effective resource utilization, talent growth, profitability and customer retention. As a leader
or a member of a team, you need to learn what it takes to build high performing teams that support
individual and organizational effectiveness, learning and growth. Read '#TEAMWORK tweet Book01' to
learn why teams matter and what it takes to make them fly.
'#TEAMWORK tweet Book01' is part of the THINKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 well-
thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).
Caroline Nicholl’s book ’#TEAMWORK tweet Book01’ shows you why, more than ever before, teamwork
matters in our business environment. With the bite-sized wisdom that is a hallmark of all #Tweet
THINKaha books, this book shows how to get a team to focus on its core purpose and the role of
leadership in team performance. As a leader or member of a team, you must learn what it takes to build
high-performing teams that support individual and organizational effectiveness, learning and growth.
’#TEAMWORK tweet Book01’ teaches you, in its uniquely readable style, why teams matter and what it
takes to make them fly.
Caroline G. Nicholl
After a hugely successful career in law enforcement spanning two continents, Caroline
Nicholl launched her own company for Organizational Effectiveness, applying the lessons
she learnt to corporate teams. At Blue Apricot Solutions Co., Caroline works with industry
leaders to leverage their strengths and root out the dysfunction and ineffectiveness found in
teams, both in public and private organizations. She firmly believes that, central to
individual, organizational, and world success in the 21st century is building high-performing
teams.<br><br><br>Caroline serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Organizational Development Program at
the University of Georgetown and as Chair Facilitator of two groups of chief executives for Vistage
International, the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest CEO membership organization. To benefit from CarolineÃ¢
â‚¬â„¢s never-in-the-box vision, visit Blue Apricot Solutions.
"Caroline Nicholl's provocative book on teams guides us to be change-ready and to reinvent ourselves on
an ongoing basis. Recognizing that teams achieve more than any individual can and are vital to business
success, Nicholl explains the one golden rule: It takes an effective leader to realize the full potential of
each team and marshal it to successful outcomes."
"Caroline's work on teams is highly relevant, particularly in a tough economy: her insightful work with one
of our divisional teams surfaced issues that clarified exactly the priorities the team needed to address to
increase its performance in a way that the team could hear. The team quickly got motivated to action.
Caroline's approach is practical, sensitive and to the point, precipitating rapid learning and improvement."
"Caroline Nicholl has tackled a familiar topic with an unusual twist: her tweets on teams are thought-
provoking and will help any team build awareness of its strengths and performance gaps. Her work with
Anybill catapulted my team to a different level of action. Her acumen and business sense are spot on."
"TEAMWORK tweet is a clear guide for anyone who works in or with teams: Caroline's emphasis on
leadership and team process is not for the timid. Her timely book reminds us why teams are important
and the critical role a leader plays to tap into a team's power. Teamwork is a common phenomenon but
Caroline's work on teams is a rare gift."
"Caroline's insights shift one's thinking … a powerful coach for anyone or any team trying to make
needed change, she listens at a level you are not immediately aware of until, bingo! You see a clear path
toward change. Her coaching is purposeful and makes a big impact."