Perfect Phrases for Building Strong Teams: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Fostering Collaboration, Encouraging Communication, and Growing a Winning Team [NOOK Book]

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The Right Phrase for Every Situation…Every Time



Whether you're a project manager, department head, or CEO, you have to choose the perfect words to inspire real teamwork. This quick-reference guide addresses all the issues you could possibly encounter working with a team-offering hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for every situation. From managing interpersonal conflicts to ...

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Perfect Phrases for Building Strong Teams: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Fostering Collaboration, Encouraging Communication, and Growing a Winning Team

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Overview

The Right Phrase for Every Situation…Every Time



Whether you're a project manager, department head, or CEO, you have to choose the perfect words to inspire real teamwork. This quick-reference guide addresses all the issues you could possibly encounter working with a team-offering hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for every situation. From managing interpersonal conflicts to motivating an entire company, you'll find the exact words you need to:



  • Get people to work with, not against each other
  • Use positive feedback to promote and reward teamwork
  • Inspire communication at every level of the team
  • Build a winning team mindset that can't lose!

The key to successful collaboration is right here at your fingertips-in this easy-to-use, subject-by-subject collection of empowering words and fail-proof phrases.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071594882
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/18/2007
  • Series: Perfect Phrases Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 956,241
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Eve Diamond has over a decade of experience in corporate training. She is the coauthor of Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees, Teambuilding That Gets Results, and Executive Writing: American Style, and the author of Rule #1: Stop Talking; A Guide to Listening. Visit her Web sites LindaEveDiamond.com and ListenersUnite.com.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Who Can Use This Book?     viii
Book Map     viii
Enter Here     x
Acknowledgments     xi
Who Is On Your Team?     1
The Team Leader     3
Team Leader Attitudes     3
Healthy Team Development     4
A Model of Loyalty and Respect     7
Teams: The Bigger Picture     9
The Extended Team     9
The Expanded Team     10
Consumer Input     12
At the Center: Your Internal Team     12
Building Strong Teams     15
Building Your Team     17
Recruiting and Hiring     19
The Positive Mindset     21
Skill Development     23
The Learning Curve     26
Establishing Guidelines     28
Establishing Proper Channels     30
Conflict Resolution     33
Technical Difficulties     35
Personality Clashes     38
Blame Games     41
Competition in the Ranks     43
Gender Bias     46
Generation Clashes     49
Discrimination of Any Kind     52
Empowerment     55
A Question of Input     56
Delegation     58
Letting Go     60
A Show of Confidence     62
Listening     64
Feedback     67
Job Coaching     68
Team Members Assess the Team     71
Team Member Self-Assessments     74
Feedback Among Team Members     77
Assessments of the Team Leader     79
The Little Things     81
Team Process     83
Brainstorming     84
Creative Thinking     86
Problem Solving     89
Decision Making     91
Action Plans     94
Implementation     96
Virtual Team Building     99
Off-Site Team Leader     100
Off-Site Team Member     103
The Virtual Team     106
Across Time Zones     109
On-the-Clock vs. Results-Only Hours     112
Perks, Benefits, and Rewards     115
Spotlight Your Team     116
Team Perks     118
Team-Building Rewards     120
Individual Recognition     122
Incentives      124
The Healthy Team     126
Team-Building Exercises     129
Team-Building Exercises     131
Team-Building Professionals     133
Types of Team-Building Exercises     135
What's Right for Your Team?     138
Team-Building Follow-Through     140
Icebreaker Questions     142
Resource File     144
Exercise Books     144
Online Searches     145
Conclusion     146
About the Author     147
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