In Bring Your Whole Self to Work, Mike Robbins pulls back the curtain
of the most effective teams on the planet. What do great leaders have in
common? What makes a team perform greater than its individual parts
would suggest? How do you solve problems before they arise? In short,
there are five key components that answer all these questions and more. To
bring our whole selves to work and therefore thrive, we must: be authentic,
utilize the power of appreciation, focus on emotional intelligence, embrace a
growth mindset, and create a championship team.
Mike Robbins has had a rather unique career, beginning with professional sports. He was twice drafted into the MLB, pitching for the Kansas City Royals farm system for a couple years before succumbing to injury. He then moved to the tech sector, but has since been consulting for Fortune 500 companies for years now, bringing them his unique and simple-to-implement take on building world-class teams. Though after speaking for and consulting with dozens of companies, he came to understand that there are five major components that connect all high-performing organizations.