The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

Embrace Them and Empower Your Team

by John C. Maxwell

On Sale: July 29, 2001

Price: $29.99

Book Summary

In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization.

About the Book

Learn how to build and maintain champion level teams, then lead your team to the peak level of success regardless of the field you're in.

Individual all-stars can only take you so far. Ultimately, success--whether in business, family, church, athletic teams, or any other organization--is entirely dependent on teamwork. But how does one build that team?

Leadership expert and bestselling author John C. Maxwell knows that building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty re-creating what accounted for their successes. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in any type of organization.

In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, Dr. Maxwell shows how:

  • The Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world;
  • The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former US president to travel across the country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor;
  • Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one web-based company to keep growing and make money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed;
  • Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business;
  • And much more!

Building a successful team has plagued leaders since the beginning of time. Is the key a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you--whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit volunteer--with the “how-tos“ and attitudes for building a successful team.


Dr. Maxwell, a proven expert on leadership, wisely recognizes that every great leader must rely on others to create success. In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, the complexities of teamwork are simply arranged into a meaningful process for building and empowering a team. ---Rich DeVos, Co-Founder, Alticor Owner and Chairman, NBA Orlando Magic

I have had the privilege of taking players to the highest level in my sport, so I know what it takes to build a championship team. In his latest book, John Maxwell brings the same keen insight to the subject of teamwork that he did to leadership in his previous book. I wholeheartedly recommend The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. --Dan Reeves Head Coach, The Atlanta Falcons

John Maxwell, America's leadership coach, has done it again. Only this time the subject is teamwork. John's new book is the definitive analysis of teamwork. You've got to read it and then spread the word. --Pat Williams Sr. Vice President of the Orlando Magic

The 17 laws are all true. I have seen their proof in the teams I've coached, and John has done a remarkable job of distilling them into individual, meaningful, teachable principles. Just start with one or two---soon, you'll be applying all 17 of the laws of teamwork, once you see the effect they can have on your own team. --Pat Head Summitt Women's Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

You will find this book indispensable whether your team is your family, your business, or your ball club. Maxwell's laws are timeless. No matter what kind of team you're building, this book can help you. Maxwell really knows his stuff! ---Chris Mortensen ESPN Commentator

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780785274346
  • ISBN 10: 0785274340
  • On Sale: July 29, 2001
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $29.99
  • Trim Size: 160.000mm x 236.000mm x 27.000mm
  • Category 1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance / General
  • Category 2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
  • Category 3 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
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  • Category 5 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
  • Category 6 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development