In a new book on leadership skills, Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl discuss the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark as a case study in Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams. Bono, Edge, and Julie Taymor’s work was just one of their case studies, the others being a NFL team, a university child-care center, a pizza maker, a public school system, a motorcycle trailer manufacturer, a collegiate lacrosse team, and a state.
The Spidey case study is just six pages in the book. The authors conclude:
Yes, Spider-Man struggled, and the press told that story. But the story that’s not being told is the one about inspiring persistence and shrewd planning, about never giving up, about digging deeper when the chips are down, and about having the guts to implement a plan and goals that may not be easy but are necessary for survival and success.
This table neatly shows the “Chronology of Spider-Man’s Turnaround.” Pow!
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