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About the Book:
“Great discoveries and achievements
invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”—Alexander
At the center of every high performance team is a
common purpose—a mission that rises above and beyond each of the
individual team members. To be successful, the team’s interests and
needs come first. This requires “we-opic” vision (“What’s in it for
we?”), a challenging step up from the common “me-opic”
Pulling Together captures the essence of
teamwork better than any book I've read. It takes what can be a
complex topic and presents the ten rules in a way that anyone can
understand. If you have each member of your team read it, and then
discuss how each rule applies to your organization, your chances of
"pulling together" will be greatly improved!
Author John Murphy presents the ten rules for
high performance teams in an engaging way that every person in your
organization can understand. John is a highly recognized author,
speaker and management consultant who has helped some of the
world's leading organizations create environments that value and
reward teamwork. He’s also appeared on over 400 radio and
television stations and his work has been featured in 50 newspapers
Mac Anderson said this about John Murphy and
Pulling Together: “John Murphy has written a classic on
the #1 key to any organization’s success…Pulling Together.
Every person in your company should read it.”
Downloadable Discussion Guide:
Are you using Pulling Together as part
of your next training event or team meeting? Our free leader’s
discussion guide is the perfect companion to the book and movie,
and will help you get the most of of your event. Included are
discussion points and questions that will help your team focus
Author: John J. Murphy
Format: Hardcover with DVD
Pages: 96 pages
DVD Run Time: 3 min 10 sec
Size: 6.75" x 6.75"
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Review and Praise:
“In the ten years since I started my business, I
have read many business books. Without a doubt, Pulling
Together is one of the best.” —Jeanne A. Englehart, CEO of
Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Pulling Together is a highly
entertaining, educational, inspirational book on teamwork that
takes the reader beyond the simple cliché. He offers specific,
pragmatic, easy to follow steps in order to create successful
teams. Whether you are a professional in a high powered
corporation, a member of an athletic team, or the leader of a civic
committee, I strongly recommend Pulling
Together.”—R.M. Armstrong of New York, New York
“This book and DVD is amazing! The message is
awesome! I plan to use it for staff meetings, unit meetings, and
within mentor and bible study groups. Sometimes the way to success
is so easy if we follow the examples and guidance God has already
given us in His creation!”—Randy Cole of Cedar Rapids,
About the Author:
JOHN J. MURPHY is a highly
recognized author, speaker and management consultant. Drawing on a
diverse collection of team experiences as a corporate manager,
consultant and collegiate quarterback, John has appeared on over
400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in
over 50 newspapers nationwide.
As founder and president of Venture Management
Consultants (www.venturemangementconsultants.com), John specializes
in creating high performance team environments, teaching leadership
and team development, and leading team kaizen events. He has
trained thousands of “change agents” from over 50 countries and
helped some of the world’s leading organizations design and
implement positive change.
John is a critically-acclaimed author and
sought-after speaker. Among his other books are: Beyond Doubt:
Four Steps to Inner Peace; Reinvent Yourself: A Lesson in
Personal Leadership; Agent of Change: Leading a Cultural
Revolution; Pulling Together: The Power of Teamwork;
Get a Real Life: A Lesson in Personal Empowerment; and
The Eight Disciplines: An Enticing Look Into Your
From HECTOR NAVARRETTE of SAN DIEGO, California on 7/4/2014.
REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING THE CD. MY GRANDSON'S ROWING TEAM WON THE GOLD IN ROWING IN NATIONAL COMPETIO.FEEL SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY COACHES COULD USE PULLING TOGETHER AS A RSOURCE OR TEXTBOOK
From Geoff of Newark, Delaware on 3/31/2014.
I have used the book and DVD at my morning meetings. It is simple but contains a great deal of positive infromation. The DVD was inspirational and will be used at all of our new employee oreitnations.
From Anonymous of Bellwood pa, Pennsylvania on 3/2/2014.
Quick easy read filled with thought provoking information
From Randy Cole of Cedar Rapids, Iowa on 11/1/2013.
This book and DVD is amazing! The message is awesome! I plan to use it for staff meetings, unit meetings, and within mentor and bible study groups. Sometimes the way to success is so easy if we follow the examples and guidance God has already given us in His creation!
From blaine nelson of auburn, California on 10/25/2013.
exactly what i had in mind to help build a winning team.quick read with a wealth of great quotes and usefull information to pass on and share.
From Rebecca of Lincoln, Nebraska on 7/30/2013.
I gave each of my adult children a copy of thisbook and dvd. It's wisdom is applicable in families as well as employment positions, encouraing and insightful. Well worth the investment.
From James Snook of Escondido, California on 7/29/2013.
Great, easy reading advise on teamwork that is so important in both business and personal lives.
From Eyvonne Russ of Batavia, New York on 5/13/2013.
I have yet to use the book for team developing but it appears all that I needed. I like that it comes along with the questions and examples to use for teamwork with staff input and their own expectations. I did not receive a silicone braclet with this order as advertised but, this is not a concern to me. The cd was included.Thank you. Eyvonne Russ
From Laurie Journeaux of Plover, Wisconsin on 4/5/2013.
We purchased these wonderful little books for staff gifts and are delighted with them! We've ordered more to give to our PTO and Governing Board because we feel that they are very thoughtful gifts and are received well by everyone. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
From Willie Johnson of Lowell, Arkansas on 3/20/2013.
The should be required reading for anyone serious about team building and team cohesiveness.
From Anonymous of Pflugerville, Texas on 3/14/2013.
From joan janik of philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 2/4/2013.
I found this book to be very informative and helpful. I was able to develop an action plan based on the helpful information and am also giving it to teammates to read as well. I look forward to my next order so that I can continue my personal development.
From Anonymous of Cedar Grove, New Jersey on 2/3/2013.
Excellent - focused on the strength of a team - dynamics of a team - understood the point of being a leader, supporter, encouragement a must!
From Marc Silverman of Miami Beach, Florida on 2/3/2013.
Great little book on team-building,Love it and will use it.
From Anonymous of tulsa, Oklahoma on 1/14/2013.
love this book and reread it before giving it as a professional gift...the message is perfect for someone who is starting a new project or a new team or is working with an old crew who needs a shot of B-12....good information. The bracelet was a nice surprise.
From Phil Nase of Fort Mill, South Carolina on 11/17/2012.
When managing a Team the essentials of "Pulling Together" are very applicable. Our Team read it as part of our annual Planning Meeting and as a result we experienced a new dynamic, one that was personal and initmate for each participant. We saw ourselves as a unified Team and not people just doing our part. We will move into 2013 with a vision and desire to achieve with everyone "Pulling Together".
From Carolyn Jean of Tucson, Arizona on 10/13/2012.
The principles taught in "Pulling Together" really are New Testament principles just worded a little differently. The ideas of working together and being there for each other, helping and sustaining each other even being there with the sick and dying is all covered in Scripture. So get out your Bibles and begin finding out just Who this God is Who loved you so much He sent His Son to die for you! John 3:16
Awesome lessons from the Geese
From Ravi Swamy of Atlanta, Georgia on 10/7/2012.
Amazingly simple lesson from the geese
It's a gift
From Lilvina Megret of Manhattan, New York on 9/6/2012.
It was a gift
From Nancy Stiles of Carson City, Nevada on 6/7/2012.
Love this book. Beautiful, concise, meaningful,helpful, and inspirational.
UNBELIEVABLE ...GREAT FOR TEAMS
From Anonymous of Canyon Lake, Texas on 5/29/2012.
This book is such a great inspiration for teams to follow. I personally gave one book to each of three of my mentors. I know they will truly enjoy this read!!
Excellent - highly recommend
From Anonymous of Northbrook, Illinois on 4/22/2012.
This is an excellent book - we bought one for each team member as required reading, then held training. Everyone felt is was very valuable to enhance our attitude about team work and about team bonding.
From Brenda of New Orleans, Louisiana on 4/5/2012.
We used Pulling Together to help our team focus and pull together and increase teamwork.It has been fantastic!
From Richard of Memphis, Tennessee on 3/26/2012.
Awesome message, content and footage. My favorite video on teamwork!
From Norma of Eugene, Oregon on 2/15/2012.
Am impressed...will share with many on my team..have a lot of pages marked.
From Robert Quintero of San Dimas, California on 1/12/2012.
Extremely motivating and uplifting for a any organization. Exceptional for a non-profit board of directors...
From Jeanne A. Englehart, CEO of Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11/10/2011.
"In the ten years since I started my business, I have read many business books. Without a doubt, Pulling Together is one of the best.”
From Mark Tabit of Los Angeles, California on 11/10/2011.
Pulling Together is awesome. It is a manager's dream. Being a manager, the first key to success is teamwork. This book is a common sense and fun way of building, maintaining, developing and accomplishing success through teamwork.
From Ted Gedra of Rockford, Michigan on 11/10/2011.
"... Finally, a concept that realistically addresses the communication and motivational problems in everyday business. Pulling Together is a definite must for today's manager."
From Russell T. DeVreugd of Durham, North Carolina on 11/10/2011.
Whether a team leader or a team member, John's rules for high performance teamwork are positive and powerful mantras for successful team strategy. I have used and shared John's books for years and consider him a great thinker and inspiration."
From R.M. Armstrong of New York, New York on 11/10/2011.
"Pulling Together" is a highly entertaining, educational, inspirational book on teamwork that takes the reader beyond the simple cliché. He offers specific, pragmatic, easy to follow steps in order to create successful teams. Whether you are a professional in a high powered corporation, a member of an athletic team, or the leader of a civic committee, I strongly recommend "Pulling together".
From Anonymous of Waycross, Georgia on 10/16/2011.
As a teacher, I have shown the DVD to my students! This is an awesome book and DVD...I would highly recommend to anyone.
From Mark Warren of Austin, Texas on 9/16/2011.
For as much interest as teamwork and team-building generates, this book was particularly timely for me. Of all the stories and examples it contains, the story of the geese rings with so many people I speak to! It's wonderful, true (so they say) and timeless. Thanks.
From Anonymous of san antonio, Texas on 4/12/2011.
great book...i have been using the quotes for my monthly "team building" newsletter
10 Rules for Effective Teams
From Dennis Hall of Grand Junction, Colorado on 4/9/2011.
I manage a financial advisory branch composed of two firms recently merged. I gave all team members a copy of Pulling Together on our first year anniversary. I still see the book proudly and prominently displayed on many desks. Needless to say, it was money well spent and a fabulous tool for team building.
From sharon durbin of Adamsville, Tennessee on 4/8/2011.
Great for inspiring your Team Members. Looking forward to reading other books from Murphy.
Highly Recommended for Teams
From Anonymous of Valdosta, Georgia on 4/6/2011.
Great motivational resource for building stronger teams in the midst of difficulties within a church or business organization.
From Donna Brooks of Paris, Texas on 4/5/2011.
Right on target!
From Kelly Springsteed of Midvale, Utah on 4/5/2011.
Great help in coaching teamwork and unity.
From Marden Gardner of Huntingtown, Maryland on 4/5/2011.
Excellent book. I have given it as a gift to a rowing crew member.
From m.stewart of South Wayne, Wisconsin on 4/5/2011.
Great book for first time managers or for leaders who need to pull a team who is drifting apart, back in! DVD was excellent.
Great Rules and Tips
From CBechtold of Sacramento, California on 4/5/2011.
"Pulling Together" is a great mini-book and an easy, fast read. The "10 Rules for High Performance Teamwork" are simple, yet So Important! This book should be given to each team member at Every level of your organizations. It's not only about leading a team, but also BEING a part of a team. Great Book!
Totally recommend this book!
From Cynthia Green of Portland, Oregon on 4/5/2011.
Pulling Together is the go-to guide book if your team is struggling with becoming teammates or need a boost. It opened my eyes to behaviors that I can see not only in myself, but others around me. Such a positive and thought provoking tome. I would recommend this book to not only working folks, but also to family members who are challenged in being a teammate to their loved ones.
From Anonymous of Salina, Kansas on 3/8/2011.
This book is exactly what our department is needing. And we can't wait to see the results.
From Angel Lee of Chicago, Illinois on 2/25/2011.
This is a refreshing look at how teams can work together and accomplish great things. I wish every company and organization would put these principles into practice!
Great for Schools
From Anonymous of Spokane , Washington on 2/23/2011.
I am a 6th grade team leader and our principle gave each team leader this book to drive home the importance of working together as a team to make our schools better. I highly recommend it!
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