Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders

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Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders is a practical guide for building and sustaining top performing teams. Based on the author's many years of consulting experience with teams in the public and private sector, the Second Edition describes why teams are important, how they function, and what makes them productive.

New to the Edition:
  • Offers necessary tools to help members and leaders work together to achieve high performance
  • Enhanced information about the design and management of meetings
  • Incorporates real-life examples and questionnaires giving readers the opportunity for self-evaluation
A bestseller in its First Edition, Creating Effective Teams, Second Edition is sure to be a perfect fit for team leaders and members, trainers, managers, consultants, psychologists, military, and educators. Students enrolled in organizational studies, management, human resources, social psychology, education, group studies, leadership, sociology, and communication courses may also benefit from this bestseller.
 

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Contents

Why Groups?
1
Effective Organizational Support for Teams
7
From Groups to Teams The Stages of Group Development
25
How Do High Performance Teams Function?
39
Effective Team Members
53
Effective Team Leadership
77
Navigating Stage 1
99
Surviving Stage 2
105
Reorganizing at Stage 3
117
Sustaining High Performance
123
Bibliography
135
Index
145
About the Author
151
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Susan A. Wheelan, PhD, is president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She was professor of Psychological Studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. She has worked in a number of school, hospital, and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Award in 1992. She is coeditor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She coauthored How to Discipline Without Feeling Guilty. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups, Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Group Research and Practice, and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. She has written numerous articles for publication as well. Dr. Wheelan has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has led workshops and training seminars on such topics as Executive Development, The Role of the Internal Consultant, Working in Teams, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Dealing With Difficult Employees, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more. She has been an invited speaker in Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Topics included group and organizational development, diversity, and conflict management.

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