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Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams: Foreword by Doc Rivers and Patrick Lencioni

Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams: Foreword by Doc Rivers and Patrick Lencioni

Written by Pat Williams and Jim Denney

Narrated by Pat Williams


Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams: Foreword by Doc Rivers and Patrick Lencioni

Written by Pat Williams and Jim Denney

Narrated by Pat Williams

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4.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
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Released:
Sep 3, 2009
ISBN:
9781596594647
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Pat says though the vision of one person can change the world, no one can carry out a vision alone. Extreme dreams depend on teams, and lack of teamwork is often how big dreams go unrealized.
Using examples and anecdotes from history and contemporary life, Pat shows how the greatest world-changing events came to be as the result of the passion of single individuals. In each case, a team was assembled with people equipped in the various areas needed to bring the vision to pass. Pat addresses team assembly, dynamics, and pitfalls to give readers guidance they can immediately apply to their own circumstances.
Everyone is looking for ways to be more successful in life. Pat Williams serves up a book packed with practical help to get readers where they want to be.
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 3, 2009
ISBN:
9781596594647
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic as well as one of America's top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers. Since 1968, Pat has been affiliated with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers, and now the Orlando Magic which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of nineteen children, including fourteen adopted from four nations, ranging in age from eighteen to thirty-two. Pat and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, Focus on the Family, New Man Magazine, plus all major television networks.


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  • (4/5)
    EXTREME DREAMS DEPEND ON TEAMS by Pat Williams would be a great tool to use when pondering team building. Many things in life are done as a team so it’s important to know how best to form one, work in one, and work with one. Combine this useful bit of knowledge with a compelling and fun method of delivering it and I think EXTREME DREAMS DEPEND ON TEAMS just might be a winner.Williams seems to have a wonderful way of creating examples and using his background to help show the reader what he’s talking about. Sports fans will fall in love with EXTREME DREAMS DEPEND ON TEAMS due to the large number of sports references that he uses. It’s important to find a way to connect with your reader, otherwise, the message you have won’t really transfer very well. Williams has found a way to use sports and his readers’ love of the game to help him deliver his message.One thing that really struck me about EXTREME DREAMS DEPEND ON TEAMS was the attitude that Williams expresses throughout the book. He could have made the book very harsh with strict rules and guidelines to follow. Instead, Williams offers suggestions and in more than one instance shows us how following these suggestions will lead toward a stronger team and more effective teamwork. He is very lighthearted, fun, and inspirational throughout the book. I was amazed at how positive the book felt because frankly, not every informational book gives off that vibe. This is a book, however, that I could easily see people reading for entertainment just as they would read it for the help that it gives.I would suggest EXTREME DREAMS DEPEND ON TEAMS to any reader looking for some more information on how to use teams effectively. In my opinion, this book transcends age and young adults to adults will both find pleasure and enjoyment between the covers. The topics covered in the book are geared more towards the sports oriented mind, however, if the book sounds interesting to you otherwise, I wouldn’t let the sports references detour you. Williams obviously put in quite a bit of time and energy making this a helpful book, regardless of the level of sports background knowledge the reader might have.
  • (5/5)
    This book was at the same time inspirational, motivational and just plain fun to read. As an NBA fan I loved reading all Mr. Williams stories about basketball as they fit into his theme of team building - there isn't a sports fan around who wouldn't love this book simply from that aspect. But I also loved reading this book because it's inspirational. It can be applied to everyday life. Mr. Williams message of dreaming extreme and then putting together the team to do that can be used in almost any situation. Whether it's starting a new business, developing a winning sports team, or building a beatiful house, Mr. Williams advice carries through. Dream big and then lay the groundwork and gather the people around you to make that dream come true. Personally, I'm at a point in my life where I'm making some big decisions, and I've started applying some of the ideas from Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams. I'm starting by gathering the people who I need to help me achieve that goal. I'm taking the time and doing the planning and then it will happen.I'd recommend this book to everyone even if just for the sports stories, because I can almost guarantee that anyone who reads this will walk away a bit more inspired and motivated.