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Wahoo

Wahoo: A Fable About Team Effectiveness

by William D. Martin

William Martin’s Wahoo is a book for team leaders and individuals who want to improve the effectiveness of their teams, increase employee satisfaction, and raise profitability for their organization. Refreshingly different from other books of the same genre, it is presented as an engaging fable that teaches a complete, yet easy-to-apply, model for team effectiveness.

To succeed in the global economy today, it is imperative for people to work effectively in teams. After working with hundreds of teams worldwide, the author has observed that many teams consist of willing workers that truly want to work effectively together but simply do not know how.

The teams that struggle tend to perform at substandard levels, achieve lackluster results, and become frustrated. On the contrary, teams who apply these fundamentals of team effectiveness have the skills to become industry trendsetters, gain superior results with less effort, and achieve satisfaction and accomplishment in the workplace.

Wahoo then is a story of two tribes – one that exhibits the characteristics of an effective team and one that does not. It is about one tribal leader who chooses to learn from another leader the secret of team effectiveness. In many ways, teams are like tribes. They share the same characteristics and elements to effectiveness.

Through this metaphor, readers will learn a proven model for improving team effectiveness. Wahoo outlines the basic principles and practices through a framework that allows a team to systematically improve their performance.

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Wahoo

Dash: "What Will Your Dash Mean?"

by William D. Martin

Are you happening to life or is life happening to you? Are you creating the life of your choosing or living your life for someone else?

On the day of your death, you will be buried beneath a tombstone that contains your name, the date of your birth and the date of your death. Separating your birth and death dates is but a single dash – a dash that represents everything about the life you chose to lead.

It represents who you were as a person.
It represents what you were all about.
It represents the things you did and didn’t do in your life.
It represents the impact of your life on the world around you. It represents everything about the life you chose to live.

When all is said and done, what will your dash mean?
This book is a guide to making your dash mean what you want it to mean and to create the life you want it to represent.

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