Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership / Edition 5

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COMMUNICATING IN GROUPS AND TEAMS: SHARING LEADERSHIP, 5th Edition examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a strong focus on ethics and diversity. The Fifth Edition addresses the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology's role in small group communication. The text also explores the growing trend among colleges to challenge students' understanding of their leadership competence and consider the ethical and social implications of group participation.

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Explains team management processes for projects in profit and non- profit organizations. The material appears to be directed towards college management students and discusses topics such as task processes of goal setting, team inquiry, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making; verbal, nonverbal, listening, and questioning skills for team communication, and problems and challenges in group interaction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495570462
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 669,516
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE. Part I: YOUR ROLES IN GROUPS AND TEAMS. 1. Your Groups and Teams: Communicating for Success. 2. Your Teamwork Responsibility: Sharing Leadership. PART II: SHARING LEADERSHIP TO CREATE TEAMWORK. 3. The "Work" in Teamwork: Planning the Process. 4. The "Team" in Teamwork: Bringing Individuals Together. Part III:SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TASK PROCESSES. 5. Task Questions and Resources: Launching Your Inquiry. 6. Logical and Critical Thinking: Analyzing Team Information. 7. Innovative and Creative Thinking: Generating New Ideas. 8. Problem Analysis and Decision Making: Following Clear Systems. Part IV: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TRANSACTIONAL PROCESSES. 9. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication: Building Transactional Processes. 10. Listening and Questioning: Developing Team Dialogue. PART FIVE: MEETING CHALLENGES TO LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP. 11. Teams and Designated Leaders: Achieving Team Visions. 12. Team Pressures and Conflicts: Meeting the Challenges. 13. Team Problems and Participation: Managing the Obstacles. Appendix A Group Formats and Approaches: Planning Public Meetings. Appendix B Oral and Written Reports: Communicating Team Findings. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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