About the Author
Mark Samuel is the Founder and CEO of IMPAQ. For over thirty years, he has served as a thought leader for creating accountable organizations by developing and transforming teams at every level.
Mark is the author of:
- Creating the Accountable Organization: A Practical Guide to Improving Performance Execution,
- The award-winning Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability, and
- B STATE: A New Roadmap for Bold Leadership, Brave Culture, and Breakthrough Results.
He regularly speaks on the topic of breakthrough teams and rapid culture transformation.
“Mark Samuel’s new book, Reimagine Teams, is one of the most useful and inspirational works I’ve read on a subject of crucial importance: team building. As I’ve told three generations of clients, ‘Great teams build great businesses.’ There is no better place to look for the secrets of great team-building than this book.”
“No one combines the human warmth of compassionate, conscious business leadership with cold-blooded commitment to bottom-line results like Mark Samuel. This book, Reimagine Teams, is his most powerful yet, and it puts him in his rightful place at the very top of the world’s most effective leadership mentors.”
“Reimagine Teams is a road map for implementing Mark’s Breakthrough B STATE model and was very impactful within our hospital. The precision of developing ‘Team Habits for Collective Execution’ created a high level of cross-functional team performance that yielded significant improvements in financial, quality, and human resource outcomes.”
“Reimagine Teams inspired me to turn my way of thinking about team dynamics upside down. With Mark Samuel’s captivating examples and powerful framework, we now have a way to approach team improvement that leads to lasting and significant change. This book will save leaders countless hours of frustration focusing on symptoms instead of the root causes of team breakdowns.”
“Too many leaders think relationship building is all that’s needed for an effective cross-functional team. Mark delivers a simple and insightful leadership model for what it really takes to become a cross-functional team.”
“Mark Samuel has revealed how, as leaders, we have been using wrong strategies to make people work together. By focusing on building trust, we have not only been reactive, but we have also been misdiagnosing the root causes of dysfunctional teams. I believe the clarifying ENDS, MEANS, COORDINATION, and RELATIONSHIPS model is key to building high-performing teams and I plan to add it in my toolbox. Reimagine Teams is a must for a leader at any level.”
“The case study presentation style of Reimagine Teams allowed me to immediately relate and identify the applicability of this fresh approach to my own team. Mark Samuel has done a great job of presenting his unique approach to staying ahead of relationship issues and achieving the end goal. This book will be a benefit to any leader working to focus their team on a common goal.”
“Reimagine Teams is critically important in today’s business environment. Mark’s practical approach to building teams that focus on ‘collective execution’ to optimize coordination is essential for people geographically spread and blended between the office and virtual space. Without building cross-functional ‘team habits,’ organizations would be left to operate in silos under-mining future success.”
“Reimagine Teams helped me understand the essential connection between where we want to go as a business and the way we work together on a day-to-day basis to get there. Both are key elements to make sure that as a team we are walking together through a growth and sustainable path. I recommend this book to every business leader that wishes to achieve breakthrough results in a consistent way.”
“Reimagine Teams makes you question your education, your MBA, and every consultant you’ve worked with before. Only by under-standing the concepts in this book will you be able to achieve sustained execution and results by having the courage to depend on aligned colleagues working together for success.”
“As a commercial manager, I used Mark’s team-building strategy described in Reimagine Teams to move a nationwide sales team to work together to achieve corporate goals. Our Team Habits that drove our Team Outcomes produced fantastic results for our company and our Team Relationships were never better. I plan to use Reimagine Teams as a strategy to lead my current company.”
“In Reimagine Teams, Mark Samuel disrupts old ways of thinking about building high-performing teams and hands you a masterful and practical new way of approaching one of the most important things we do in business—working together to achieve outcomes. The focus on ‘execution-based’ trust is a game changer for rapidly and boldly creating a high-performance team.”
“Reimagine Teams is based on experience, an innovative mind, and dedication to ‘crack the code’ for sustainable high performance. This book is a must-read and helped me in a very practical way in building High Performing teams.”
“Mark Samuel’s Reimagine Teams reminds us of the importance of creating alignment on purpose and the team coordination needed to achieve it. This level of coordinated alignment mitigates differences and breakdowns while keeping the team connected with our sense of transcendence allowing us to see and move toward our desired future with hope instead of anxiety. This approach to teamwork becomes more fluid to produce high quality products.”
“I’m a big believer in focusing on culture and people before strategy and Mark Samuel reveals how effectively the right team habits can accelerate the normally glacial timeline to transform an organization’s culture.”
“Mark Samuel has created a new paradigm in thinking about how to address the major challenges facing business today.”
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