Go Team!: Take Your Team to the Next Level

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jun 18, 2007 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
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All of us in the today's workforce are called upon more and more to work effectively in teams. But do you know how to build a team that truly takes advantage of the knowledge, experience, and motivation of its members? Most of us don't, and we quickly become frustrated, give up, and opt to go it alone-not a good solution in today's business environment. Fortunately, there is a better way. Here, expert authors Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier outline a 3-step process that will help you transform any kind of team into a Next-Level Team-one that uses all team members' ideas and motivation more effectively, makes better use of team members' and team leaders' time, and generates benefits for individual team members, the team, and the organization. Designed as a working guide filled with detailed instructions for people who want to build high performing teams, Go Team! will lead you, step by step, to great results. Through discussions, case examples, and questions to consider, you and your teammates will learn how to share information to build high levels of trust and responsibility; set clear boundaries to create the freedom for team members to act responsibly; and develop self-managing skills to make good team decisions. With Go Team! as a guide, you'll find that working in a team can be fun, satisfying, and highly productive.
 

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FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION MOVING TEAMWORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL
ONEUnderstanding Next Level Teamsa picture of your future
STEP ONEBeginLearningNext LevelSkills
TWOUse Information to Build Responsibility
THREEClarify Boundaries to Create Focused Action
FOURAct Like a Teamto Promote SharedInvolvement
STEP TWOAccelerate the Change
NINEReplace Boundaries with Vision and Values
TENBe a Next Level Team and Get Great Results
ELEVENCongratulations your team has made it to the Next Level
NOTES
INDEX
SERVICES AVAILABLE
LINKING GO TEAM TO IMPORTANT TEAM CONCEPTS FROM PREVIOUS BOOKS
TEAM PRAISINGS

FIVEShare More Information to Enhance Trust
SIXWiden the Boundaries to Promote Greater Freedom for Action
SEVENMake Team Decisionsto Create aSense of Power
STEP THREEMaster the Skills
EIGHTUse Information to Drive Great Results
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ABOUT BERRETTKOEHLER PUBLISHERS
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Ken Blanchard is founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of numerous bestselling books, including The One Minute Manager, The Secret, Full Steam Ahead!, Whale Done!, and Managing By Values.

Alan Randolph is a consulting partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies and a professor at the University of Baltimore. He is the coauthor (with Ken Blanchard) of Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute and The 3 Keys to Empowerment.

Peter Grazier is the founder of Teambuilding, Inc. He is the author of Before It’s Too Late: Employee Involvement... An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

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