One Mission

How Leaders Build a Team of Teams
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From the coauthor of New York Times best seller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations interconnected and unified in the midst of sudden change. 

Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability - but in a world that demands rapid adaptation to a new reality, this traditional model simply doesn’t work. 

In Team of Teams, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal and former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell made the case for a new organizational model combining the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization. Now, in One Mission, Fussell channels all his experiences, both military and corporate, into powerful strategies for unifying isolated and distrustful teams. This practical guide will help leaders in any field implement the Team of Teams approach to tear down their silos improve collaboration, and avoid turf wars. By committing to one higher mission, organizations develop an overall capability that far exceeds the sum of their parts. 

From Silicon Valley software giant Intuit to a government agency on the plains of Oklahoma, organizations have used Fussell’s methods to unite their people around a single compelling vision, resulting in superior performance. One Mission will help you follow their example to a more agile and resilient future. 

©2017 Chris Fussell, C. W. Goodyear; Foreword copyright 2017 by General Stanley McChrystal (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Some good ideas, struggled with narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I'm not sure I haven't been able to get through it all yet. I've listened to the first third or perhaps more and ran out of steam due to production quality.

How could the performance have been better?

Nothing against Chris Fussell's voice, but wow, the production quality was sub par. It's obviously spliced together with abrupt intonation changes. I think the audio book would be much better if either Chris had more practice at narrating, or the changed the narrator to be the same as Team of Teams (which had outstanding narration).

Any additional comments?

The production quality was too distracting to get through the book. I feel it was therefore a waste of money. I would have preferred to invest in the paper book, and probably would have gotten more value out of it.

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very dull and mostly obvious

unless you are at least a middle manager at a large Enterprise this book is somewhat pointless. Most of its points are more or less common sense and obvious, though I'm sure many people will find Value in at least parts of this book.

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Just Can't Get Through This Book

What disappointed you about One Mission?

Listening to this book is like sitting through a calculus lecture. It seems to just be suspended above the drain but cannot be flushed. In the end, it offers no real practical advice in accomplishing it's stated goal of building a team of teams.

Has One Mission turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I recognize this is just an author trying to capitalize on the success of other SEAL officers to make a buck

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Not much.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I guess it could have been longer so I guess a redeeming quality was that it wasn't.

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Fast and wordy

It feels a tough it's filled with a lot of jargon, though it's not particularly difficult to understand. I think it's just the military officer way of speaking. The concepts and models are good and I hope that a lot of inspiring leaders get through this.

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Perfect companion to team of teams

Perfect companion to team of teams. Provides material to enact empower execution. Great leadership resource!

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Outstanding book

This book is a revolution of organizational structure. It is a break from all the many books about leadership, and instead is a blueprint for adapting organizations to meet true outcomes, leadership on a larger scale. Read it!

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Specific"How To" & "Why" of strategies and tactics

Relevant & engaging material and presentation; good enough to be finished in a few days. Noted specific areas to come back for notes, special attention & deeper thought.

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A must read for Leadership

Tactical applications over a broad spectrum of industries to transform your organization to greater highs.

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A Leaders Manual to Effective Communication

As a leader, this book was a great guide in helping me understand the importance open, honesr and effective communication across the organization. it also explains the importance of breaking down natural barriers in an organization to optimize maximum efficiency.

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Excellent resource from Chris and team!

Culture is the key differentiator that sets organizations apart. Chris Fussell walks the reader through a comprehensive framework for building out a scalable team of teams model. Excellent read and provides multiple case studies along the way. Well done!