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Leadership GPS: Teams – Are They Really All That Important?

There can be many similarities between the business world and the sports world, especially when it comes to the concept of “teams”. What does being part of a team really mean? How is it different from being a part of an “effective group of people”? How do you manage individual performance versus team performance? And are there disadvantages to people being in a team?

The father and son duo of Tony and Alan Jackson are joined by another family member — Tony’s other son Brian, who is the Director of Tennis and Professor of Performance Psychology and Kinesiology at Pacific University. Brian also serves as the head tennis coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at the University. The three of them discuss the concepts of teams, how they need to be formed in an athletic setting, and how that can translate to other businesses and organizations.

Tony Jackson is a leadership development consultant and coach, helping organizations turn some of their strongest people into future leaders. For more information about Tony Jackson and his leadership development programs, visit DriveLeadership at www.driveleadership.com.

Alan Jackson is President of The Jackson Group, a survey and consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys, patient satisfaction surveys, market research studies and leadership development. Learn more about The Jackson Group at www.thejacksongroup.com.

Dr. Brian H. Jackson, PhD, is the Director of Tennis and Professor of Performance Psychology and Kinesiology at Pacific University (http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/faculty/brian-h-jackson-phd).

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