ATLANTA, January 14, 2020 – Afterburner, Inc., announced the newest addition to its arsenal of strategic leadership titles, Locked-On Teams: A Leader’s Guide to High Performing Team Behavior by William M. Duke. Since its inception in 1996, Afterburner has provided training and team building, consulting and inspirational keynote speakers to help organizations build high-performing teams. Duke is Director of Learning and Development for Afterburner.
The culmination of more than a decade of diligent research and careful organization, Locked-On Teams: A Leader’s Guide to High-Performing Team Behavior provides leaders at all levels, from front-line supervisors to senior executives, holistic guidance to leading in the complex and volatile twenty-first century. Structured around 28 guidelines, the book outlines the principles of modern leadership, backs them up with the latest in the cognitive and social sciences, and prescribes 86 activities that leaders can implement immediately to develop a high-performing team and organization.
“Modern leaders should ‘lock-on’ to the behaviors of the whole team rather than just their own,” Duke said. “When leaders nurture behaviors between individuals collectively, as well as across the boundaries of other groups within the organization, high-performing teams emerge. This can drive up everything from morale to productivity to profits.”
Duke is a retired U.S. Navy Surface Warfare and Human Resources Officer with 23 years of combined active and reserve service. He was also an educator prior to his role as an operations and hiring manager for eight years in a Fortune 500 company. At Afterburner Duke has counseled and trained companies in a wide variety of industries. He is the co-author of The Flawless Execution Field Manual, The Debrief Imperative and Down Range with Afterburner founder and chairman, James D. Murphy.
The new book is available for pre-order now and for purchase on January 17 via Amazon: Locked-On Teams: A Leader’s Guide to High Performing Team Behavior
Other books by the Afterburner team include:
- Flawless Execution, James D. Murphy
- The Flawless Execution Field Manual, James D. Murphy and William Duke
- The Debrief Imperative, James D. Murphy and William Duke
- Business is Combat, James D. Murphy
- Down Range, James D. Murphy and William Duke
- On Time On Target, James D. Murphy and Christian Boucousis
- Courage to Execute, James D. Murphy
About Afterburner, Inc.
Since 1996, Afterburner, Inc., has provided training and team building, consulting and inspirational keynote speakers to help organizations build high-performing teams. Afterburner has been listed on the Inc. 500/5000 list five times, and named one of Forbes’ Top 25 Small Businesses and Small Giants List as well as the List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Afterburner has worked with roughly 85 percent of the Fortune 100 and consulted in more than 30 countries. With a team comprised of elite military professionals including former fighter pilots, Navy SEALS and Army Rangers, Afterburner employs mission-critical skills for business results with Flawless Execution℠.