Lessons From Mars

By Carlos Valdes-Dapena

Lessons From Mars: How One Global Company Cracked The Code On High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork takes a critical look at what passes for team building today and proposes a different way. Companies, consultants, teams, managers, and organizations who are looking for a stronger, healthier, more dynamic and engaged workplace may suspect the team building they are doing is not working, but they don’t yet know why. Lessons From Mars has answers. This book upends what people think they know about working in teams and team building. Whether readers agree or disagree with the premise of the book, it will become a must-read for anyone who wants to shift team and organizational performance or simply be a part of the conversation as the idea of how to work in teams changes.

“My career spans several areas of endeavor: the military to include a professorship in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the US Military Academy (West Point), an in-house leadership and organizational development consultant at IBM, and founder of my own consulting company. Throughout these years, I have read widely, and I have never come across a more thorough or insightful book on collaboration—not even close.” — Jack Beach, Former Managing Leadership Strategy & Executive Leadership Development Programs, IBM