Great Teams

Great Teams
Author: Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0718080572
ISBN 13: 9780718080570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Teams Book Review:

What makes a team great? Not just good and not just functional—but great? Over six years, long-time Sports Illustrated editor Don Yaeger was invited by some of the greatest companies in the world to speak about the habits of high-performing individuals. From Microsoft and Starbucks to the New England Patriots and San Antonio Spurs, what do some organizations do seemingly better than most of their opponents? Don took the challenge. He began building into his travel schedule opportunities to interview our generation’s greatest team builders from the sports and business worlds. During this process, he conducted more than 100 interviews with some of the most successful teams and organizations in the country. From those interviews, Don identified 16 habits that drive these high-performing teams. Building on the stories, examples, and first-hand accounts, each chapter in Great Teams comes with applicable examples on how to apply these characteristics in any organization. Great Teams includes: Life lessons from some of the most notable names in sports and business applied to team-making in any situation Interviews from well-known players from Peyton and Eli Manning to Kevin Durant Skills to allow culture to shape who you recruit, manage dysfunction, friction, and strong personalities Advice on how to win in critical situations, embrace change, build a mentoring culture, and see value others miss Great Teams is the ultimate intersection of the sports and business worlds and a powerful companion for thought leaders, teams, managers, and organizations that seek to perform similarly. The insight shared in this book is sure to enhance any team in its pursuit of excellence.

Leading Teams

Leading Teams
Author: J. Richard Hackman
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1578513332
ISBN 13: 9781578513338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Teams Book Review:

Teams have more talent and experience, more diverse resources, and greater operating flexibility than individual performers. So why do so many teams either struggle unpleasantly toward an unsatisfactory conclusion-or, worse, crash and burn shortly after launch? J. Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that the answer to this puzzle is rooted in flawed thinking about team leadership. It is not a leader's management style that determines how well a team performs, but how well a leader designs and supports a team so that members can managethemselves. According to Hackman, cookie-cutter formulas and prescribed leadership styles often backfire because they place far too much emphasis on the leader as the primary cause of team behavior. InLeading Teams, he identifies the key conditions that any leader can put in place to increase the likelihood of team success-regardless of his or her personality or preferred style of operating. Through extensive research and compelling examples ranging from orchestras to economic analysts to airline cockpit crews, Hackman identifies five conditions that set the stage for great performances: a real team, a compelling direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching. Leading Teamsoutlines what leaders can do to structure, support, and guide teams in a way that · enhances the social processes essential to collective work; · builds shared commitment, skills, and task-appropriate coordination strategies; · helps members troubleshoot problems and spot emerging opportunities; and · captures experiences and translates them into shared knowledge. Out of these conditions, Hackman argues, the very best teams emerge-teams that exceed client expectations, grow in capability over time, and contribute to the learning and personal fulfillment of individual members. Authoritative, practical, and astutely realistic,Leading Teamsoffers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting. AUTHORBIO:J. Richard Hackmanis the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He resides in Bethany, Connecticut, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Creating Great Teams

Creating Great Teams
Author: Sandy Mamoli,David Mole
Publsiher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN 10: 1680503340
ISBN 13: 9781680503340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Great Teams Book Review:

People are happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. Self-selecting teams give people that choice. Build well-designed and efficient teams to get the most out of your organization, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up teams quickly and efficiently. You'll create a process that works for you, whether you need to form teams from scratch, improve the design of existing teams, or are on the verge of a big team re-shuffle. Discover how New Zealand's biggest e-commerce company completely restructured their business through Self-Selection. In the process, find out how to create high-performing groups by letting people self-organize into small, cross-functional teams. Step-by-step guides, easy-to-follow diagrams, practical examples, checklists, and tools will enable you to run a Self-Selection process within your organization. If you're a manager who wants to structure your organization into small teams, you'll discover why Self-Selection is the fastest and safest way to do so. You'll prepare for and organize a Self-Selection event and make sure your Self-Selection participants and fellow managers are on board and ready. If you're a team member, you'll discover what it feels like to be part of a Self-Selection process and what the consequences are for your daily work. You'll learn how to influence your colleagues and bosses to be open to the idea of Self-Selection. You'll provide your manager with a plan for how to facilitate a Self-Selection event, and with evidence that the system works. If you're feeling the pain and chaos of adding new people to your organization, or just want to ensure that your teams have the right people with the right skills, Self-Selection will help you create the effective teams you need.

Build Great Teams

Build Great Teams
Author: American Library Association
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1728210720
ISBN 13: 9781728210728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Great Teams Book Review:

In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), Build Great Teams provides a 52-week guide to creating your dream team—and accomplishing each of your goals along the way! Teamwork matters. Most of us realize the immediate impact of being on a strong, cohesive and harmonious team. But how do you A) establish a powerhouse team; B) develop successful teamwork skills; and C) turn a troubled team around? In just one year (or 52-weeks), you can achieve your personal dream team through Catherine Hakala-Ausperk's proven program. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this work covers major management topics such as success with recruiting, ensuring roles are successful, team communication, establishing an innovative team, and more!

Great Business Teams

Great Business Teams
Author: Howard M. Guttman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN 10: 9780470428443
ISBN 13: 0470428449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Business Teams Book Review:

Understand and decode the inner workings of great business teams with the more than 30 in-depth examples in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance. Author Howard Guttman examines and dissects teams at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels and isolates five key factors that drive team performance to offer you insight into the ways these teams achieve success. Using this book, go directly to the marketplace to scrutinize teams in a variety of industries, evaluating the challenges they face and the methods they choose to manage these challenges.

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams the 1905 Philadelphia Giants Volume Iii

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams  the 1905 Philadelphia Giants  Volume Iii
Author: Phil S. Dixon
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2010-02-19
ISBN 10: 1984585967
ISBN 13: 9781984585967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phil Dixon s American Baseball Chronicles Great Teams the 1905 Philadelphia Giants Volume Iii Book Review:

Philadelphia's 1905 African-American Giants were the first team of the last century to score 1,000 runs. Organized in 1902 by Harry A. Smith and H. Walter Schlichter, the Giants were managed by veteran player/manager Solomon 'Sol' White. In 1904 the Giants defeated the Cuban X Giants to claim their first Worlds Championship, a title that they held for many years. The White led 1905 Philadelphia Giants featured among others; outfielder Pete Hill, third baseman Bill Monroe, first baseman Mike Moore, second baseman Charlie Grant and pitchers Emmett Bowman and Dan McClellan. White, Hill and Foster are currently enshrined in Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. Paced by Grant “Home Run” Johnson, the most powerful home run hitter in baseball, along with Andrew “Rube” Foster, one of baseball’s best pitcher, White’s 1905 Philadelphia Giants finished the season with a magnificent 134-23-2 record. This is their story, uniquely told here for the first time, in a day-to-day account of every exciting hit and every legendary strike out. In honor of the 1905 Philadelphia Giants' contribution to our American pastime, Dixon's American Baseball chronicles has compiled statistics and game notes from the entire championship season. Included within the book are written accounts for every game from the Philadelphia Giants’ entire 1905 schedule of nearly 158 contest, with scores, attendance figures and other seldom revealed information. The work includes additional information on more than 300 additional games played by the Cuban X Giants, Chicago Leland Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants and other African-American teams in operation during that same 1905 season. The comparative scores and related histories are a resourceful and entertaining aid for further analysis, and assessment, on the participation of African-American athletes in baseball as best represented by one legendary team in a single championship season.

Agile Retrospectives

Agile Retrospectives
Author: Esther Derby,Diana Larsen,Ken Schwaber
Publsiher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2006-07-26
ISBN 10: 1680503103
ISBN 13: 9781680503104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agile Retrospectives Book Review:

Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right and what went wrong on a project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as “post-mortems”) are only held at the end of the project—too late to help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental. You need to accurately find and fix problems to help the team today. Now Esther and Diana show you the tools, tricks and tips you need to fix the problems you face on a software development project on an on-going basis. You’ll see how to architect retrospectives in general, how to design them specifically for your team and organization, how to run them effectively, how to make the needed changes and how to scale these techniques up. You’ll learn how to deal with problems, and implement solutions effectively throughout the project—not just at the end. This book will help you: Design and run effective retrospectives Learn how to find and fix problems Find and reinforce team strengths Address people issues as well as technological Use tools and recipes proven in the real world With regular tune-ups, your team will hum like a precise, world-class orchestra.

Pittsburgh s Greatest Teams

Pittsburgh   s Greatest Teams
Author: David Finoli
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 1439663130
ISBN 13: 9781439663134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pittsburgh s Greatest Teams Book Review:

Pittsburgh is synonymous with winning. From the Penguins and Steelers to the Pirates and Panthers, the Steel City knows championships. The Negro League's Crawford and Homestead Grays are too often overlooked in the city's sports history but were as talented as any team that has played there. Names such as Lemieux, Crosby, Roethlisberger, Bradshaw, Clemente and Stargell are legends of American sport and members of Pittsburgh's most cherished franchises. The 1970s Steelers were known as the Steel Curtain. The Penguins have raised the Stanley Cup five times. Author Dave Finoli ranks the fifty greatest teams that won trophies, brought glory and lifted the hearts of Pittsburgh's devoted sports fans.

The Secret of Teams

The Secret of Teams
Author: Mark Miller
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN 10: 1609941101
ISBN 13: 9781609941109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of Teams Book Review:

Teams are critical to the success of every organization. Departmental, interdepartmental, cross-functional, ad hoc, task-specific—teams do everything from planning the office party to setting the annual budget to establishing performance goals. But what separates the teams that really deliver from the ones that simply spin their wheels? What is the secret of high-performance teams? As he did in The Secret, Mark Miller uses a compelling business fable to reveal profound yet easily grasped truths that can dramatically transform any organization. Debbie Brewster, the heroine of The Secret, has been promoted and is now struggling with taking her new team to the next level. Her old mentor, Jeff Brown, the company’s CEO, sends her out to find the secret of teams. On her journey she learns from three very different teams—the Special Forces, NASCAR, and a local restaurant. Debbie and her team discover the three elements that all successful teams have in common. But that’s just the beginning. The devil is in the details, as the story of Debbie’s efforts to actually implement the three elements shows. You’ll learn how to change entrenched ways of thinking and acting, what you have to do to optimize each of the three elements of a successful team, how to measure your progress, and more. Creating high-performance teams does more than just give your organization a competitive advantage. It can be a performance multiplier that significantly improves results while honoring and developing people. It may be the ultimate win-win-win that your organization is seeking.

The Power of a Positive Team

The Power of a Positive Team
Author: Jon Gordon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-06-11
ISBN 10: 1119430593
ISBN 13: 9781119430599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of a Positive Team Book Review:

A book about teams to help teams become more positive, united and connected. Worldwide bestseller — the author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership shares the proven principles and practices that build great teams - and provides practical tools to help teams overcome negativity and enhance their culture, communication, connection, commitment and performance. Jon Gordon doesn’t just research the keys to great teams, he has personally worked with some of the most successful teams on the planet and has a keen understanding of how and why they became great. In The Power of a Positive Team, Jon draws upon his unique team building experience as well as conversations with some of the greatest teams in history in order to provide an essential framework, filled with proven practices, to empower teams to work together more effectively and achieve superior results. Utilizing examples from the writing team who created the hit show Billions, the National Champion Clemson Football team, the World Series contending Los Angeles Dodgers, The Miami Heat and the greatest beach volleyball team of all time to Navy SEAL’s, Marching bands, Southwest Airlines, USC and UVA Tennis, Twitter, Apple and Ford, Jon shares innovative strategies to transform a group of individuals into a united, positive and powerful team. Jon not only infuses this book with the latest research, compelling stories, and strategies to maintain optimism through adversity… he also shares his best practices to transform negativity, build trust (through his favorite team building exercises) and practical ways to have difficult conversations—all designed to make a team more positive, cohesive, stronger and better. The Power of a Positive Team also provides a blueprint for addressing common pitfalls that cause teams to fail—including complaining, selfishness, inconsistency, complacency, unaccountability—while offering solutions to enhance a team’s creativity, grit, innovation and growth. This book is meant for teams to read together. It’s written in such a way that if you and your team read it together, you will understand the obstacles you will face and what you must do to become a great team. If you read it together, stay positive together, and take action together you will accomplish amazing things TOGETHER.

Teams That Work

Teams That Work
Author: Scott Tannenbaum,Eduardo Salas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0190056975
ISBN 13: 9780190056971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teams That Work Book Review:

Why do some teams thrive, while others struggle? In the modern workplace, employees collaborate. Managers are expected to be effective team leaders and employees are expected to be valued teammates. But many teams struggle. Being part of a struggling team can be unpleasant, but it can also hurt your career and waste company resources. In Teams That Work, Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas present the seven drivers of team effectiveness and the clearest recommendations on what really makes teams great. Applying the lessons they've learned from working with high-stakes, high-risk team situations to any kind of organization, they will dispel some of the most enduring myths (e.g., can you be both a star and a great team player?), feature the most useful psychological research, and share real-world illustrations of effective teams in action. Readers will find actionable, evidence-based tips for being an effective team leader, a great team member, a supportive senior leader, or an impactful consultant.

The Diversity Bonus

The Diversity Bonus
Author: Scott E. Page
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 0691191530
ISBN 13: 9780691191539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diversity Bonus Book Review:

What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? What if diversity can also improve the bottom line of businesses and other organizations facing complex challenges in the knowledge economy? It can. And The Diversity Bonus shows how and why. Scott Page, a leading thinker, writer, and speaker whose ideas and advice are sought after by corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governments around the world, makes a clear and compellingly pragmatic case for diversity and inclusion. He presents overwhelming evidence that teams that include different kinds of thinkers outperform homogenous groups on complex tasks, producing what he calls "diversity bonuses." These bonuses include improved problem solving, increased innovation, and more accurate predictions--all of which lead to better performance and results. Page shows that various types of cognitive diversity--differences in how people perceive, encode, analyze, and organize the same information and experiences--are linked to better outcomes. He then describes how these cognitive differences are influenced by other kinds of diversity, including racial and gender differences--in other words, identity diversity. Identity diversity, therefore, can also produce bonuses. Drawing on research in economics, psychology, computer science, and many other fields, The Diversity Bonus also tells the stories of people and organizations that have tapped the power of diversity to solve complex problems. And the book includes a challenging response from Katherine Phillips of the Columbia Business School. The result changes the way we think about diversity in the workplace--and far beyond it.

Creating Effective Successful Teams

Creating Effective   Successful Teams
Author: Thomas R. Keen
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781557532893
ISBN 13: 1557532893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Effective Successful Teams Book Review:

This hands-on guide instructs the business manager in how to organize and direct teams. All aspects of creating a successful team are described, including identifying tasks and choosing effective people, steps to effective leadership, ensuring harmonious relations, and monitoring the team's progress.

10 Steps to Successful Teams

10 Steps to Successful Teams
Author: Renie McClay
Publsiher: American Society for Training and Development
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 1562866753
ISBN 13: 9781562866754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Steps to Successful Teams Book Review:

This title takes a practical approach to working in teams since everyone knows that the importance of teams is a cliche of business success. Written for all team members - leaders and players, this new title from ASTD provides insights and guidance in short, to-the-point messages, with easy-to-use tools and assessments that will get teams up and running quickly and effectively. From identifying team strengths to developing strong, trusting relationships, author McClay applies her expertise and background with sales teams propelling you and your team to maximum performance.

What Great Teams Do Great How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary

What Great Teams Do Great  How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary
Author: David Wheatley,John Barrett,Christi Barrett
Publsiher: Koehler Books
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2020-04-25
ISBN 10: 9781646630288
ISBN 13: 1646630289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Teams Do Great How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary Book Review:

Teamwork makes the dream work. Or not. Human beings are wired to form connections, but that doesn't mean that they are naturally equipped for teamwork. Too many people find that working with others makes them miserable, wastes their time and makes them feel like kicking the dog at the end of the day. What Great Teams Do Great is a practical guide to activating the power of choice and the right team processes that create excitement, shared mission, trust and collaboration to achieve bold objectives (and have fun along the way).

On the Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams

On the Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams
Author: Bill Butterworth
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006-07-18
ISBN 10: 038551980X
ISBN 13: 9780385519809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams Book Review:

This little book could make a big change in the way you view your team. There’s little more energizing and fulfilling in life than the satisfaction of working well with others to accomplish a common goal. And this powerful little book can help you experience more team satisfaction than ever before Making use of his exceptional, humor-laced storytelling style, Bill Butterworth makes the basics of teamwork easy to grasp and easy to put to work. He sketches a memorable overview of teamwork that includes: ·the three great needs of team members ·the four great barriers to teamwork, and ·the five great traits of effective teams. It all adds up to a succinct understanding of how to work well as a team that will satisfy leaders, managers, coaches–anyone who wants to know how to make a group perform at high levels while enjoying the camaraderie and satisfaction of being “us.” Also look for the On-the-Fly-Guide to Balancing Work and Life!

The Discipline of Teams

The Discipline of Teams
Author: Jon R. Katzenbach,Douglas K. Smith
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2009-01-08
ISBN 10: 1633691039
ISBN 13: 9781633691032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Discipline of Teams Book Review:

In The Discipline of Teams, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith explore the often counter-intuitive features that make up high-performing teams—such as selecting team members for skill, not compatibility—and explain how managers can set specific goals to foster team development. The result is improved productivity and teams that can be counted on to deliver more than just the sum of their parts. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Senior Leadership Teams

Senior Leadership Teams
Author: Ruth Wageman,Debra A. Nunes,James A. Burruss,J. Richard Hackman
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-01-24
ISBN 10: 1633692043
ISBN 13: 9781633692046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Senior Leadership Teams Book Review:

An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.

Product Leadership

Product Leadership
Author: Richard Banfield,Martin Eriksson,Nate Walkingshaw
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 1491960574
ISBN 13: 9781491960578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Product Leadership Book Review:

In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t? This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource. In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore: Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics Best approaches for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution Strategies and tactics for working with customers, agencies, partners, and external stakeholders

Team Renaissance

Team Renaissance
Author: Richard Spoon,Jan Risher
Publsiher: Old Man River Pub
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 9781938222016
ISBN 13: 1938222016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team Renaissance Book Review:

This manual of business and management know-how includes stories, specifics, and immediate takeaways crafted to illustrate and explain the dynamics of great teams—and how to create those change-producing forces in teams everywhere. The unconventional collection of applicable narratives, individual and team exercises, and sound management insight invites personal growth for everyone from business executives and parents to coaches and college students. Based on the Team Arch model from ArchPoint Consulting, the book provides deeper information focused on leveraging strengths and solving problems. Its whole team approach in the context of storytelling offers specific steps for individual team members to reach greater productivity and enjoyment at the workplace. The poignant real-life stories woven throughout additionally illustrate that team building and getting the job done right is not just about business plans and strategic workshops, but about the meaning that happens when people move toward each other and build relationships.