Teams that Lead: A Matter of Market Strategy, Leadership Skills, and Executive Strength

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
Teams That Lead: A Matter of Market Strategy, Leadership Skills, and Executive Strength strikes a balance between the current scholarly literature that exists in these fields and its impact on teams. The focus on leading executive teams makes this book unique. It provides three lenses with which to view team leadership and how those various lenses can assist in making teams more effective. The first focuses on paying close attention to the market strategy of the organization and how it should drive key decisions. The second focuses on the multiple roles of the designated leader of a team. The third focus shifts to executive teams and how to be a highly effective team player in the executive environment.

Each section is grounded in theoretical and empirical evidence. How this information can then be translated into useful knowledge for practitioners and researchers follows. To make it practical, however, the book provides examples, cases, measuring tools, and questions. This book will be of interest to students and professors in MBA programs, organizational behavior, public policy, and psychology courses. Practitioners, such as consultants, facilitators, trainers, and executive coaches will also be interested.
 

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Contents

Organizational Strategy
9
1 Summary of the Team Context Research From the Organizational
10
InnovationFocused Organizations
31
1 Questions for Assessing a Culture of Innovation
38
ProcessEffectiveFocused Organizations
44
1 Questions for Assessing a Culture of Process Effectiveness
50
Customer ServiceFocused Organizations
57
1 Questions for Assessing a Culture of Service
65
1 Facilitator Capabilities
100
1 Manager Capabilities
113
1 Coach Capabilities
126
An Overview
139
1 What Do You Believe IsAre the Roles of Executive Teams?
148
7 What Are the Characteristics of Excellent Executive Team Leaders?
154
Ineffective Executive Teams
157
Effective Executive Teams
174

1 Examples of Team Leaders Duties in SelfManaged Teams
77
3 Ten Most Highly Rated Skills Behaviors or Competencies for Team
86
5 Ten Most Highly Rated Skills Behaviors or Competencies for Team
87
11 Five Most Frequently Mentioned Skills Behaviors or Competencies
93
Lessons Learned
191
Conclusions
199
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