Your Guiding Genius: Building a World Class Team

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Jay L LaBonte, 2009 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
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Jay LaBonte shares his unique insights from over 30 years of experience building successful teams in a wide variety of organizations, including real estate, aerospace manufacturing, restaurant and marina management, and professional employment organizations (PEO). In today's troubled economic times, you need to find ways to make your existing team more productive. In YOUR GUIDING GENIUS, you will discover how to turn your team into a world-class team capable of producing impressive results. Louis E. Lataif, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the Boston University School of Management, had this to say: YOUR GUIDING GENIUS is a marvelous 'how-to' guide to maximize the effectiveness of a team. Jay LaBonte provides a wealth of useful insights and helpful tips that would benefit leaders in virtually any circumstance. His work brings to life the clear, but not well-understood difference between a group and a real team. Clearly and compellingly written, this book is an excellent guide ..."
 

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Contents

Your Role as Team Leader
1
Values
7
Attitude Is Everything
14
Build Staff Capacity
22
Get to Know Your Team
30
Office Politics
36
Building a Winning Team
43
Respect
50
Taking One for the Team
106
Focus on People
112
Training
118
A Job Well Done
125
Fringe Benefits
133
Discipline
149
Focus on Specific Behavior Goals
155
Get the Job Done
163

Empowering the Team
59
Leading the Team
73
Promote Upward Management
79
Represent the Team
85
Listen and You Will Hear
93
Balance Control
100
Setting Goals for Advancement
171
Using Your New Skills
179
Index
187
About the Author
209
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