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"Into the Storm" A Community Choice Winner in 2013 Small Business Book Awards

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"Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race" is written by Dennis N. T. Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy, and published by AMACOM.

Hurricane-force winds howled, reaching speeds of over 100 miles an hour. Waves as tall as 8-story buildings dwarfed the 35-foot sailboat, AFR Midnight Rambler. Yet in spite of the crew's paralyzing fear, the group held together -- and they supported each other with remarkable teamwork.

Competing in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race -- one of the most dangerous offshore ocean races in history -- skipper Ed Psaltis and his amateur crew did more than survive the storm. The AFR Midnight Rambler went on to become the overall winner of the race.

This book reveals 10 strategies for teamwork, including:

Be willing to sail into the storm. To be successful, teams must be open to taking bold action -- even though the best strategy may appear risky.

Find ways to share the helm. Team members need to find places where they can add value -- and take the initiative to share the load.

Master the art of rapid recovery. Teams that press the upper limits of performance will inevitably have "knockdowns" and "broaches."



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