Winning teammates are the people that make it possible for any group to succeed - the people on whom others depend. Winning teammates are the people who others want to work with. Winning teammates bring more than just technical skills - they bring interpersonal skills that every great organization needs to create and maintain a positive and productive culture.
In the book, you meet Nick Turner, a talented worker who finds himself changing jobs - again. While packing to move, he finds an old piece of paper tucked away in a shoe box, a forgotten gift from his high school coach with a list of ways to be a winning teammate. Looking back on his athletic career, Nick realizes it was very similar to what he is experiencing in his professional career. He had worked hard to become a great player - but he could have had more success if he had focused on the list. He could have been a better teammate.
As he travels to his new job, he has a series of interesting interactions that illustrate the importance of the 10 commandments his coach had emphasized years earlier.
The 10 lessons he benefits from during his journey to his next job will inspire you to be a winning teammate - regardless of the industry you work in.