Review: Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams

Thank you Pump up your Book Promotions for sending me a copy of Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams. I read motivational/leadership books for work all the time, this is a perfect selection for me.

Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits. Pat is also the author of over 50 books.

He and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations, ranging in age from 23 to 36. (Source: author website)

Like many of you, I have read several motivational books. They help reinforce behavior and if lucky something clicks in a book, and we carry a life lesson/strategy beyond the pages.

Extreme Dreams is a solid book, the layout is one that you can easily refer to over time. There are eight main principles: Talent, Leadership, Commitment, Passion, Brainpower, Empowerment, Respect & Trust, and Character which build on each other to help create the perfect scenario.

I enjoyed the format of this book, bold titles and subtitles throughout the book make it easy to refer to. I rely on several leadership books for work when coming up with ideas for emails, contests and more. I have added Pat Williams book to my bookshelf.

Type: Management/Leadership, 315 pages, Hardcover

Their accomplishments are hailed as amazing "individual" feats: Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Thomas Edison creating a thousand patented inventions. Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. Lance Armstrong winning seven straight Tours de France.

Yet all of these so-called individual feats were achieved through teamwork. Lindbergh, Edison, Michelangelo, and Armstrong were master team-builders who recruited people with diverse skills, talents, and temperaments. They reached "impossible" heights through teamwork.

If you want to achieve a grand vision. If you want to make "impossible" dreams comes true, then you need the power of teamwork. Extreme dreams really do depend on teams.

Reviews:Whatever field you compete in, you must read this book – Gen. Tommy Franks

The facets and essence of teams and teamwork are vividly illustrated. I read this with great interest. – Bill Parcels