Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership / Edition 2

Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership / Edition 2

by Gay Lumsden, Donald Lumsden
     
 

Emphasizing teamwork, leadership and technology, this text distinguishes itself in two major ways: its emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills, and its integration of ethics and diversity throughout. This text is timely because of the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, the examination of technology's role in small group communication,… See more details below

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Emphasizing teamwork, leadership and technology, this text distinguishes itself in two major ways: its emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills, and its integration of ethics and diversity throughout. This text is timely because of the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, the examination of technology's role in small group communication, and the growing awareness that colleges should be challenging students to examine their own leadership competence and understand the ethical and social implications of the groups in which they participate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534512583
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Speech and Theater Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Your Roles in Groups and Teams1
1Groups and Teams: Communicating for Success3
2Leadership and Responsibility; Influencing Your Teams25
Pt. 2Leadership to Create Teamwork51
3The "Work" in Teamwork: Starting the Process53
4The "Team" in Teamwork: Bringing Individuals Together79
Pt. 3Leadership Through Task Processes103
5Task Questions and Resources: Launching Your Inquiry105
6Logical and Critical Thinking: Analyzing Information125
7Innovative and Creative Thinking: Generating New Ideas146
8Problem Analysis and Decision Making: Following Clear Systems166
Pt. 4Leadership Through Transactional Processes189
9Team Communication and Climates: Connecting through Language191
10Nonverbal Cues and Meanings: Enhancing Team Messages214
11Listening and Questioning: Developing Team Dialogue236
Pt. 5Challenges to Leaders and Leadership257
12Teams and Designated Leaders: Fulfilling Role Expectations259
13Team Pressures and Conflicts: Meeting the Challenges283
14Team Problems and Participation: Managing the Obstacles307
Pt. 6Team Projects and Reports329
15Group Formats and Approaches: Planning Public Meetings331
16Written and Oral Reports: Presenting Team Findings356
Epilogue382

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