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tHe POwer OF aSSOCIatION team the Myth 5 The Five Steps of Successful Team Building t BY GerrY SaNDuSKY The NFL has 32 teams, not groups. Teams. All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams. Calling a group a team doesn't make it one. That's the team myth. Too many business owners and executives think of "team" as a label. It's not. A "team" is an achievement; a dynamic process that includes talent, focus, motivation and sacrifice. It has a personality, preferences, and a unique culture. The team myth leads businesses to think they can borrow a word or a label from sports that can replace or expedite a process. Sure, you can call the people on the second floor your marketing team. That doesn't mean they'll act like one. Neither will your leadership team, your operations team or your production team until they commit to the five steps needed to form a team. Step one: Assemble a talented group of people. Talent matters. Every NFL head coach knows that the more talent he has on his roster the smarter he becomes. Identifying and recruiting talent is only the first step. Talent alone is never enough. Every year 20 FIrSt Quarter 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2015

From The President By Charles Hilton, NRWA President
Putting the Power of Association to Work By Fiona Soltes
The Team Myth By Gerry Sandusky
The Power of the WaterPro Community By NRWA Staff
Rural Water’s Impact in Washington, DC By NRWA Staff
Save Money, Protect Your System and Keep Your Customers Happy
Joining their Voices: Rural Water Rally
The 16th Annual Great American Water Taste Test
Cloud Seeding: A New Take on an Old Idea By Sandy Smith
How the Cloud is Revolutionizing the Future of Water Utility Management By Kristie Anderson
Regulatory Update By Mike Keegan, NRWA Analyst
Throwing My Loop By Michael Johnson
Index to Advertisers/
From the Ceo By Sam Wade, NRWA CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2015