Tag Archives: Teams in the workplace

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell

Overview: From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected. Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability — …
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Committed teams: three steps to inspiring passion and performance by Mario Moussa, Madeline Boyer, and Derek Newberry

Build high-performing teams with an evidence-based framework that delivers results Committed is a practical handbook for building great teams. Based on research from Wharton’s Executive Development Program (EDP), this concise guide identifies the common challenges that arise when people work together as a group and provides key guidance on breaking through the barriers to peak …
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A Team of leaders: empowering every member to take ownership, demonstrate initiative, and deliver results by Paul Gustavson and Stewart Liff.

Overview: Workplace teams are supposed to harness employees’ talents to tackle challenges. But the reality often falls short… Now imagine having a team where everyone steps up and performs all of the leadership tasks. Imagine a team that is constantly sharing knowledge and pushing the envelope–one that does long term planning and produces outstanding performance. …
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Turn the ship around!: how to create leadership at every level by L. David Marquet. (Austin, Tex. : Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2012)

Overview From the vantage point of the commander of the USS Santa Fe, read how the crew completely turned the ship around, going from worst to first by questioning many of our basic leadership assumptions and shifting from take-control authority to give-control empowerment. Share the author’s insights as the crew gains unprecedented decision making authority, …
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Leadership without excuses: how to create accountability and high performance (instead of just talking about it) by Jeff Grimshaw and Gregg Baron. (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010)

Synopsis There are three kinds of people. Saints are always accountable. Sinners never are. Most people are Save-ables. They’re only human. Which means they can’t read minds, they’re selfish, and frequently delusional. What to do? The most effective leaders produce Saint-like performance from their Save-ables by creating the three conditions of accountability. Communicating clear and …
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