What makes a team stand out compared to another team facing the same challenge? In The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, Daniel Coyle who previously wrote The Talent Code, reveals some of the secrets he found in literature, backed up by dozens of examples from U.S. Navy, corporations, and sports. Think of Zappos, SEAL Team Six, Meyer’s Restaurants, Johnson & Johnson, or the San Antonio Spurs.
Behavioral sciences, like sociology and psychology, now for decades stress the importance of belonging, vulnerability, trust, motivation, and leadership. These elements are extensively elaborated in The Culture Code. Focus is on the practical side. Don’t expect visuals for visioning, slogans for a mission or strategy. It’s up to you and your group to practice the lessons in this book and create cultural chemistry of the sum of individuals being replaced by synergy.
About the author
Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (with Tyler Hamilton), and other books. Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize, he is a contributing editor for Outside magazine, and also works a special advisor to the Cleveland Indians. Coyle lives in Cleveland, Ohio during the school year and in Homer, Alaska, during the summer with his wife Jen, and their four children
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.