Rees Trio, How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

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Wiley, May 15, 1991 - Business & Economics - 161 pages
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Improve group results as a successful leader-facilitator

Now you can reap the benefits of a more facilitative, participative style of leadership! How to Lead Work Teams will help you increase cooperation and job satisfaction, raise productivity and quality levels, and gain a more favorable view of your leadership abilities through facilitation. It describes exactly what facilitation is and what it is not and how to do it effectively.

It shows you how to:

  • Involve others, build consensus, and get commitment
  • Help others solve problems and make decisions
  • Use the knowledge and experience of all employees
  • Develop and lead a team
  • Use group process to run effective team meetings

This book is especially helpful for someone who is new to managing or leading a team. It will also help experienced team leaders refine the role of leader-facilitator. And it will help team members understand how facilitation works and how they can enhance the process.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Team Movement
7
The New LeaderFacilitator
17
Getting People to Work Together
33
Making the Transition
43
Facilitating OneonOne Meetings
55
Meetings The Heart of Teamwork
67
Leading a Participative Meeting
77
Planning and Focusing the Meeting
89
Encouraging Participation
101
Recording and Posting Peoples Ideas
115
Managing the Group Process
127
Getting to Consensus and Closure
139
References and Bibliography
157
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About the author (1991)

FRAN REES is the owner of Rees and Associates, a Phoenix-based training and consulting firm. She is an experienced manager and seminar leader and has served extensively as a consultant to companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Motorola, Inc. Fran has successfully designed and implemented a number of training programs, workshops, and organizational interventions. She has conducted training on a wide variety of topics, including meeting-facilitation skills, multicultural awareness, consulting skills, and supervision and management. In her work with companies, she has designed and facilitated strategic-planning sessions, has led focus-group and team-building sessions, and has trained trainers.

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