When Teams Work Best

6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed

Author: Frank LaFasto,Carl Larson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452259143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1537

What makes some teams achieve extraordinary outcomes, while other fall disappointingly short of the mark? Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson have systematically explored that question for more than 20 years. In 1989, they published the best-selling book TeamWork; What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong, which reported the results of an in-depth study of some of the most successful teams in recent history and identified the eight characteristics of high performance teams. When Teams Work Best advances this groundbreaking research by probing more deeply inside the workings of hundred of teams—some effective and some faltering. For over a decade, the authors collected and analyzed responses from more than 6,000 team members and leaders across a variety of industries, in both public and private sectors, to find out exactly what conditions help or hinder teams in achieving their goals. The voices of these team members—often eloquent, always enlightening—are heard through the quotations that appear throughout the book.

Leading the Congregation

Caring for Yourself While Serving the People

Author: Roger Heuser,Norman Shawchuck

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426729960

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 5653

Leading the Congregation is a complete and definitive guide to the practice of church leadership. The book describes essential paradigms for the leader that integrate spiritual integrity and service within a "systems" view of the congregation and its ministry. This revised and updated version focuses on the challenges of congregational leadership in a culture that has fewer ties to Christian faith. The authors lay out the dual contexts in which church leaders must function–within the congregation, and as the congregation’s representative to the community–and they explain the very different skill sets required to flourish in each. Underlying the revised edition is an insistence on the congregational leader’s call from God, and cultivation of her or his relationship with God. Leadership is not the same thing as charisma, they explain; it is rather a set of attitudes and practices that each of us can and must master if we are to be worthy servants of Christ.


Theory and Practice

Author: Peter G. Northouse

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452203407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 485

View: 8904

Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, the market-leading text owes its success to the unique way in which it combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical exercises that help students apply what they learn. Each chapter follows a consistent format, allowing students to contrast the various theories. Three case studies in each chapter provide practical examples of the theories discussed.

Usable Social Science

Author: Neil J. Smelser,John S. Reed

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954149

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 1030

This volume is a one-of-a-kind contribution to applied social science and the product of a long collaboration between an established, interdisciplinary sociologist and a successful banking executive. Together, Neil Smelser and John Reed use a straightforward approach to presenting substantive social science knowledge and indicate its relevance and applicability to decision-making, problem-solving and policy-making. Among the areas presented are space-and-time coordinates of social life; cognition and bias; group and network effects; the role of sanctions; organizational dynamics; and macro-changes associated with economic development. Finally, the authors look at the big picture of why society at large demands and needs social-science knowledge, and how the academy actually supplies relevant knowledge.

The Manager's Bookshelf

A Mosaic of Contemporary Views

Author: Jon Lepley Pierce,John W. Newstrom

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131490345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 8860

Introduces students to the thoughts, philosophies, views, and experiences of a number of authors whose works have captivated the attention of the management community. This is a supplement or stand-alone text for undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Introduction to Management or Organizational Behavior.

Effective Group Discussion

Theory and Practice

Author: Gloria J. Galanes,John K. Brilhart,Katherine Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071216029

Category: Psychology

Page: 494

View: 5029

Written for the small group communication course, Effective Group Discussion combines the most recent research findings relevant to understanding small groups with the practical tools students need to become productive group members. This text's implementation of research and theory in the systems approach framework provide students with a unique understanding of the scholarship in this field. This leading text is about secondary groups of all kinds: work groups, committees, task forces, self-directed work teams, and other small groups whose objectives include finding solutions to problems, producing goods, and creating policies.

The Manager's Bookshelf

A Mosaic of Contemporary Views

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132301657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 4362

Dozens of business books have captured the hearts and minds of today's management community. Which ones contain the most intriguing ideas? When will you have time to read them all? How will you afford to obtain them? The answer lies in The Manager's Bookshelf: A Mosaic of Contemporary Views. From the classics to the newly minted, this book gives you objective summaries of a broad sampling of fifty-five best-sellers.

HR Focus

American Management Association's Human Resources Publication

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Personnel management

Page: N.A

View: 9843


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Advertising specialties

Page: N.A

View: 1232

Managing and marketing through motivation.

From Research to Practice

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in LIS Education

Author: Deborah S. Grealy,Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591586319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

View: 840

This book provides assistance to new faculty members by offering a structured platform introducing a model for teaching and assessing student learning in applied LIS courses while providing strengths and weaknesses of each methodology.

AAOHN Journal

Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial nursing

Page: N.A

View: 4800

In the Company of Others

An Introduction to Communication

Author: J. Dan Rothwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195336306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 463

View: 917

In the Company of Others is the only textbook in the market that is organized according to the communication competence model. Competent communication is both effective in achieving goals, and appropriate to the given situation. Students can improve by learning about, and working on, the 5dimensions of this model: knowledge, skills, sensitivity, ethics, and commitment/effort. This organizational rubric ties the many topics in the course together so that students can use the ideas effectively. The model: 1. is explained in Chapter 1 2. is reinforced in every chapter (margin icons remind students when the 5 dimensions appear) 3. offers "Developing Communication Competence" self-test boxes in most chapters 4. ends each chapter with a section on improving competence in that chapter's topic.

Introduction to leadership

concepts and practice

Author: Peter Guy Northouse

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 3699

'Introduction to Leadership' is a highly practical textbook that empowers students to explore their own style and identify ways to improve their prowess as a leader.

Sell Like a Team: The Blueprint for Building Teams that Win Big at High-Stakes Meetings

Author: Michael S. Dalis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259861163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3131

Build a championship sales team that prepares, practices, and plays in sync—and closes every deal Gone are the days of meeting a client for lunch, chatting about your product, and closing the sale over dessert. Buyers today look very differently from those of the past. They make networked purchasing decisions by committee, with diverse roles, interests and backgrounds. With access to more information and a greater ability to share it, they demand value, access and alignment from their counterparties. Sales is now a team sport, and to win you have to build and manage selling squads that work in complete alignment—not just during client meetings, but before and after, as well. In Sell Like a Team, Michael Dalis, a senior consultant at the legendary sales training firm, The Richardson Company, guides you through the process of creating and managing selling squads that execute and win in every sales meeting or pitch. Winning selling squads are fueled by trust. There is an effective leader and every member knows his or her role. They plan, practice and make adjustments together. During customer meetings, they execute as a unit. And afterward, they debrief together so they can advance the sale, replicate the high points and eliminate the low ones in future meetings. In today’s competitive market, the difference between the winner and all the others is a lean at the tape. There’s a world of difference between teams that are qualified and those that win. This groundbreaking guide provides everything you need to create and organize selling squads that win more and win big.

Making the Team

A Guide for Managers

Author: Leigh L. Thompson

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 8682

Integrating theory, research, and application, Making the Team, 3e offers leaders, managers, and executives — current and future — the most practical, up-to-date research on groups and teams. The exciting new third edition of Making the Team: A Guide for Managers combines cutting-edge theory with the latest research and real-world applications. It delivers the most current research on groups and teams in a digestible manner. An excellent resource for managers at every stage of the game, the book offers insight to help both players and coaches maximize their success.

Organizational behavior

Author: Fred Luthans

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 9780073404950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 8918

Organizational Behavior by Fred Luthans was the first mainstream organizational behavior text on the market and continues the tradition of being the most current and up-to-date researched text today. Well known author Fred Luthans is the 5th highest Publisher in Academy of Management Journals, is a senior research scientist with the Gallup Organization, and continues to do research in the organizational behavior area. Organizational Behavior 11th Edition is ideal for instructors who take a research-based and conceptual approach to their OB course.


The Ultimate Resource

Author: Editors Of Perseus Publishing

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Perseus Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2172

View: 5642

Offers essays by more than 150 top business leaders that cover a range of topics pertaining to management, as well as biographical information, a world almanac with twenty-six industry sector surveys, and profiles of 150 countries.

Organizational Behavior

Author: Don Hellriegel,John W. Slocum

Publisher: South-Western Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 6717

Organizational Behavior, 10th edition presents classic and emerging organizational behavior trends and research, making the subject both accessible and meaningful for learners. To make the connection between theory and practice, the authors include timely examples, exercises, and high-interest cases. To help learners focus and understand the importance of organizational behavior, the authors introduce seven managerial competencies that are essential to being an effective leader or member of an organization. These competencies are introduced early and woven throughout in special features, exercises, and an interactive self-assessment tool.