Leading Teams: Mastering the New Role

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Business One Irwin, 1994 - Business & Economics - 287 pages
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Implementing successful teams presents the challenge of training team members to take more responsibility for their work. But the greater challenge for managers and supervisors is preparing for their new role. Leading Teams is a comprehensive guide to the art of shared leadership - helping the team to perform activities that managers once performed alone. Even though many managers feel that teams will eliminate their role in the organization, this book shows managers how they can carve an enduring and vital position for themselves in a team environment. Included is a section on the leader as a "change agent" to help the manager become a valued navigator rather than a victim during the organizational transition to teams. This team leader's resource provides a how-to approach to managing teams to make it easy to apply the ideas presented; multiple self-tests to increase efficiency at self-assessment and help relate the contents to personal experiences; and quotes, stories, and advice from successful team leaders to help leaders use the information within their own team. The authors offer a comprehensive overview of the rationale and skills required for the effective leadership of organizational teams. They explore the current interest in teams in both service and manufacturing organizations to help managers better understand how the need for team leaders developed and how it continues to grow. Self-Directed Work Teams, Zenger-Miller's first book on teams, addresses the overall issues associated with an organizational shift to teams. Leading Team focuses specifically on the role of the leader as the key to long term success.

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