In Team Turnaround, Dan Leidl and Joe Frontiera introduce their concepts in part by telling the story of the turnaround of The Philadelphia Eagles by the then new owner Jeffrey Lurie, who purchased the team back in 1994.
Although he knew their record, he bought the team sight-unseen for $185 million. Once he began to tour the facilities and talk to the people, he realized just how much work needed to be done. Although the facilities were in rough shape, the dynamics of the team and staff were even worse. He found that the Eagles were fighting an illness that had permeated the whole organization, and the dysfunctional interactions were symptoms of an unhealthy culture.
The principles he used to turn around the team, and that have been used by many teams, companies and organizations are captured by Leidl and Frontiera under their six stage model of team turnaround.
Stage 1 – Leading past losing
Stage 2 – Committing to growth
Stage 3 – Changing behaviors
Stage 4 – Embracing adversity
Stage 5 – Achieving success
Stage 6 – Nurturing a culture of excellence
If you’d like to hear what Lurie did to turn around the Eagles, plus success stories from many other teams and companies, we invite you to join us on July 24th for our Free Soundview Live webinar Transforming Underperforming Teams. You can also ask your questions of Dan and Joe during the webinar.