You First Inspire Your Team to Grow up, Get along, and Get Stuff Done

ISBN-10: 1118636708
ISBN-13: 9781118636701
Edition: 2013
Authors: Liane Davey
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Description: Team dysfunctions are discouragingly prevalent throughout most businesses as there are so many ways a team can go wrong. Sometimes the results of team dysfunction are relatively innocuous. The team might just be a little slower or a little less  More...

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Team dysfunctions are discouragingly prevalent throughout most businesses as there are so many ways a team can go wrong. Sometimes the results of team dysfunction are relatively innocuous. The team might just be a little slower or a little less rewarding than you would like.  But in too many teams, the problems are more severe.  People find themselves dreading a job they used to enjoy because their teammates are bickering, or rejecting new ideas, or simply not pulling their weight.This book presents new ideas and processes for increasing team effectiveness. The author proposes that a healthy team needs two basic things: first, team members need to bring diverse talents and perspectives into alignment around the unique value they can add for the organization. Second, they need to trust each other enough to engage in productive conflict.The book addresses the 5 most common ways in which teams become toxic – and destroy any chance of creating the value the organization is counting on them to produce.  Then, it spells out the antidotes to those dysfunctions that will protect teams from self-destructing.  Finally, it concludes by instructing team members on the language they can use to begin to change their team.  Designed for front line employees, middle managers, executives teams, or anyone who works regularly in teams, the book helps you figure out how to make your team more productive. 

Change Yourself, Change Your Team
The Great Promise of Teams
The Sad Reality of Teams
Teams Are Here to Stay
What I've Learned about Fixing Teams
There's One Catch
The Road Ahead
Change Your Team
Toxic Teams
How Sick Is Your Team?
Coping
The Crisis Junkie Team
The Value of Crisis
Origins of a Crisis Junkie Problem
Impact of Being a Crisis Junkie Team
Diagnostic
Triage and Emergency Medicine
The Bobble Head Team
The Desire for Harmony
Origins of a Bobble Head Problem
Impact of Being a Bobble Head Team
Diagnostic
Triage and Emergency Medicine
The Spectator Team
Overload
Origins of a Spectator Team
Impact of Being a Spectator Team
Diagnostic
Triage and Emergency Medicine
The Bleeding Back Team
Civility
Origins of a Bleeding Back Team
Impact of Being a Bleeding Back Team
Diagnostic
Triage and Emergency Medicine
The Royal Rumble Team
Engagement
Origins of a Royal Rumble Team
Impact of Being a Royal Rumble Team
Diagnostic
Triage and Emergency Medicine
The You in Team
Team Building
It's about You
Your Responsibilities
Start with a Positive Assumption
It's Over before It's Begun
Start with a Positive Assumption
Competence, Reliability, and Integrity of Your Teammates
Health Check: Are You Starting with a Positive Assumption?
Add Your Full Value
Pale Imitations
Add Your Full Value
A Word about Vulnerability
Adding the Wrong Value
Health Check: Are You Adding Your Full Value?
Amplify Other Voices
The Need for Speed
Drowning Out Minority Voices-The Power and the Peril of the Majority
The Importance of Diversity
Amplify Other Voices
What Is Diverse?
Health Check: Are You Amplifying Other Voices?
Know When to Say "No"
Spread Too Thin
Know When to Say "No"
How to Say "No"
Help! It Didn't Work
Times to Say "Yes"
Health Check: Do You Know When to Say "No?"
Embrace Productive Conflict
We Stink at Conflict
Why We Don't Fight the Good Fight
Embrace Productive Conflict
The Path Forward
Health Check: Are You Embracing Productive Conflict?
You First
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About Knightsbridge
Index

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