Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership

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Cengage Learning, May 15, 2009 - Performing Arts - 416 pages
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COMMUNICATING IN GROUPS AND TEAMS: SHARING LEADERSHIP, 5th Edition examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a strong focus on ethics and diversity. The Fifth Edition addresses the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology's role in small group communication. The text also explores the growing trend among colleges to challenge students' understanding of their leadership competence and consider the ethical and social implications of group participation.
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Contents

YOUR TEAMWORK RESPONSIBILITY Sharing Leadership
27
THE WORK IN TEAMWORK Planning the Process
59
THE TEAM IN TEAMWORK Bringing Individuals Together
83
TASK QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES Launching Your Inquiry
113
LOGICAL AND CRITICAL THINKING Analyzing Team Information
135
INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE THINKING Generating New Ideas
157
PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING Following Clear Systems
181
VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION Building Transactional Processes
205
TEAM PRESSURES AND CONFLICTS Meeting the Challenges
275
TEAM PROBLEMS AND PARTICIPATION Managing the Obstacles
301
GROUP FORMATS AND APPROACHES Planning Public Meetings
323
ORAL AND WRITTEN REPORTS Communicating Team Findings
341
GLOSSARY
361
REFERENCES
367
NAME INDEX
377
SUBJECT INDEX
381

LISTENING AND QUESTIONING Developing Team Dialogue
231
TEAMS AND DESIGNATED LEADERS Achieving Team Visions
251

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