Extraordinary Groups How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results

ISBN-10: 0470404817
ISBN-13: 9780470404812
Edition: 2009
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Description: Ryan and Bellman shine a bright light on groups engaged in the intriguing and mysterious process of creating exceptional results. They identify the four core ingredients and then make the related behaviors more visible, discussable, and actionable.  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Ryan and Bellman shine a bright light on groups engaged in the intriguing and mysterious process of creating exceptional results. They identify the four core ingredients and then make the related behaviors more visible, discussable, and actionable. Many have had an exceptional work experience and would like to repeat it. What they are missing is knowing how to make this happen.Books about teams usually play on the surface dynamics of teams, seldom diving beneath into the mysterious attraction that groups hold for people. They are about the outer layer of team work, rather than the individual's inner core that informs the heart and shapes action. The authors' deeper dive into this territory differentiates their work from other books. They explore elements of our core selves as human beings that cause us to look for heartfelt and purposeful engagement with others, so that collectively we can make some type of difference in the real world. Readers will be able to use the model in two ways: planfully--preparing for and design group meetings/experiences, and spontaneously--shaping group experience in the moment through their actions.

Overview
Why Small Groups Are Especially Important Now
What's Different About Extraordinary Groups
What Ordinary Groups Need
Understanding the Group Needs Model
Growing Toward Your Potential
Joining for Purpose
Creating Change Together
The Heart of Transformation
Sharing Leadership
Embracing Group Differences
Leading Extraordinary Groups
Living the Promise of Amazing Groups
Applications of Practice in Using the Group Needs Model
Extraordinary Groups A Nutshell
Practicing What We Preach
More Group Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

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