Over the the last two months, I've traveled to lead workshops, gone on vacation (sort-of), and worked hard with my co-author and colleague, Kevin Eikenberry, and the rest of the Kevin Eikenberry Group team to get ready for the launch of our book, From Bud to Boss.
During that time, we've added new team members and partners to help with the launch, and that's the lesson for this post.
It takes a team to get anything significant accomplished.
Writing the book was a collaborative effort involving Kevin and me, but it doesn't stop there.
We have a publishing team at Jossey-Bass that knows the book publishing business.
We have the Kevin Eikenberry Group team that supports us as we travel for training and speaking engagements. Angie, Katie, Becky, Brett, Parker, and Kim have all done work to support the successful launch of our book.
We have blogging and promotional partners who will be helping us to get the word out around February 15 when the book becomes officially available.
We have our families who have tolerated the long-hours of travel, phone calls, blog posts, article writing, meetings, and website development it takes to get a book written, published, and sold.
And the list goes on and on.
Kevin and I are a team, and we have our names on the cover of the book.
Still, it takes much more than just the two of us to make this book a success. I'm proud to be associated with such a great team of people.
My question for today is this – Who is on your team, and whose team are you on?
Even if you think you're doing things alone, I would be willing to bet that other people are part of making your project or business a success.
Are you proud to work with them? If you are, tell them. If not, what can you do to change it?
If you would like to join our team as a Bud the Boss Buzz Builder, we would love to have you on-board.