The Loyalist Team

How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations

by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein and Rebecca Teasdale, with Jody Berger

Praise for The Loyalist Team

The Loyalist Team provides a pragmatic approach to understanding how your team works and how you can help it work better. The authors draw from their vast expertise with thousands of teams to tell engaging, real-life stories about how teams of all types and sizes function and provide proven insights about how to achieve extraordinary results.”
—Judith E. Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence and CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc.

“An honest, straightforward analysis of how to identify and celebrate not only what makes companies successful, it also tells us how and why we can experience failure.  After reading this book, you’ll know exactly how to build a winning team, a happy team, and above all how to create genuine and lasting loyalty.”
—Nina Tassler, Advisor, Former Chairman CBS Entertainment, author of What I Told My Daughter

The Loyalist Team brings to life the essence of team identity and culture, and how analytics and evaluative tools can drive self-awareness and future team success. An excellent guide for CEO’s, talent management executives, and anyone looking to understand and improve team performance.”
—Barbara Krumsiek, Senior Industry Fellow, Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute, McDonough School of Business, Former CEO, Calvert Investments

“We’ve worked with many business consultants and the Loyalist Model is the one framework that really took hold here and allowed us to focus on communal success…now all those great ideas come together in The Loyalist Team”
—Steve Smith, CEO, Equinix

“The Loyalist Team is a must read for anyone who wants to know how to actually build a great team.  The Loyalist Team is centered on the foundation that great teams are about great relationships…built on trust and candid feedback.     The authors showcase their insight by walking through the good and the bad from the thousands of teams they have worked with, sharing concrete, practical steps any leader can use to improve the culture in their workplace.  The Loyalist Team speaks to a new paradigm for leadership that is required to compete in today’s business world.”
–Rob Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Vail Resorts, Inc.

About the Book

Great teams are built and maintained with great intention, though they can make it look deceptively easy. Too many teams engage in dysfunctional behaviors or fall into territorialism, apathy, and unproductive relationships. The result? An overwhelmed, unengaged, and stressed-out workforce that settles for average or poor performance.

In The Loyalist Team, the four extraordinary women of the Trispective Group, with a combined century of management experience, show readers how every team can be extraordinary. The authors introduce their field-tested Loyalist Team 3D assessment that allows anyone to get to the heart of why teams break down, identify the weaknesses in their own team, and build a Loyalist Team. This kind of team has members who ensure each other’s success as they work to ensure their own, operate with absolute candor, and value loyalty and authenticity to deliver results, create a healthy work environment, and help companies succeed. The Loyalist Team is a must-read for anyone who wants their team to achieve extraordinary results.

About the Author

Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, and Rebecca Teasdale (with a century of combined experience) honed their expertise inside some of the largest and most powerful businesses operating today. The four authors have led the human resources, talent management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness functions of multiple Fortune 500 companies like Ford Motor Company, Pepsi, and Target. Currently, the four comprise the TriSpective Group, catering to companies like PetSmart, Kaiser, Orbitz, and others.

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