26 September 2023

Teams that Swear

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Adrian Baillargeon, Self-Published, $34.99.

Teams that Swear shows how to re-build better team dynamics and why swearing can be good for bonding. Yet it’s one of the most difficult things to get right.

Team dynamics yield huge influence over the success of an organisation. So, how can you re-connect your leadership team and boost their impact?

Well-known team performance expert, Baillargeon breaks down the art and science of teamwork to provide a practical guide to make leading teams that much easier. This is not just another leadership book.

Drawing upon more than 20 years’ experience, Adrian reveals his unique and powerful team-building exercises that really work – like the three words that help teams bring up touchy topics more quickly, how a $10 note helped install the right behaviours across an entire department, and how sharing objectives and collaboration improved Cricket Australia’s chances of fielding their best team.

Told with good humour and powerful insight, here’s an impressive summary of the research gone into building teams that shine. Baillargeon points out working in teams is like listening to music. “When together is done well, meaningful progress can be made.”

Organisations are challenged every day to keep up, break down silos and bring people together to deliver in a productive manner. In a world where technology connects us more than ever, the human connection at work seems to be drifting away. “We are working with more uncertainty, stress and unhappy people than ever before.”

Teams that Swear is absorbing and filled with proven team-building exercises that actually work.

What does Adrian Baillargeon say about working in teams? If the answer is correct, two lucky winners will get a copy of Teams that Swear. One is a personally signed copy. Entries should be sent to [email protected] by Monday, 3 July 2023. Names of the winners will be published in Frank Cassidy’s PS-sssst…! column on 4 July 2023.

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