Academic journal article Military Review

The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams

Academic journal article Military Review

The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams

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THE ROCKET MODEL: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams Gordon Curphy and Robert Hogan, Hogan Press, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2012, 198 pages

The book The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams gets to the point quickly by providing the reader solid examples of the importance of leadership and the role it plays in building successful teams.

Early in the book the authors, Curphy and Hogan, reveal their strategy and give the reader "The Top 10 Reasons Why Groups and Teams Fail" They provide an easy-to-follow road map on what it takes to succeed as well as areas in which many fail.

The concepts in this book almost seem too simple; but upon further reading, the authors bring to light how many people fail not only in the leadership role but in the followership role as well. Written in greater detail are topics ranging from decision making to differing levels of commitment, each giving the reader an easy-to-understand and solid plan that is valuable at any level of responsibility. …

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