The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results

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Praise for the Firefly Effect

"Insightful, fun, and transformative, Kimberly Douglas weaves practice and analogy into chapters that will spark the creativity of individuals, leaders, teams, and their organizations!" -Marshall Goldsmith NYT and WSJ #1 bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"The Firefly Effect debunks the myth that creativity is an exclusive gift, shared by a select few. It provides real-world tools to unleash and direct the creative spark—that lives in everyone and make teams ...

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Overview

Praise for the Firefly Effect

"Insightful, fun, and transformative, Kimberly Douglas weaves practice and analogy into chapters that will spark the creativity of individuals, leaders, teams, and their organizations!" -Marshall Goldsmith NYT and WSJ #1 bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"The Firefly Effect debunks the myth that creativity is an exclusive gift, shared by a select few. It provides real-world tools to unleash and direct the creative spark—that lives in everyone and make teams more effective by celebrating and leveraging their differences." -Brad Shaw Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs, The Home Depot

"The Firefly Effect brings it all together. For seasoned leaders to emerging leaders, Kimberly Douglas outlines the tools, processes, and methods—along with the rationale to know which to apply and when. The Firefly Effect is the first book that simplifies the complexity of team dynamics and exposes the fun of creating great teams." -Haven Riviere Vice President, Marketing Operations, The Coca-Cola Company

"In this fast-paced and very readable book, Kimberly Douglas, herself a successful entrepreneur and valued consultant to numerous nimble and effective companies and their high-achieving executives, shares the lessons that propelled her remarkable accomplishments and that will motivate and assist each reader!" -David A. Jones Sr. Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus, Humana Inc.

"An incredible resource. Regardless of where you are in your career, The Firefly Effect will provide you with practical, easy-to-implement recommendations that will improve the effectiveness of staff meetings as well as ensure your success in orchestrating complex strategic planning meetings." -Janet Parker, SPHR Executive Vice President, Regions Financial Corporation 2007-2008 Chair, SHRM Board of Directors

"Kimberly Douglas vividly brings to life the metaphor of the firefly hunt, providing us with measurable and actionable items that can lead to tangible business results." -John Saunders Vice President of Human Resources, UPS

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What People Are Saying

Marshall Goldsmith
Insightful, fun, and transformative, Kimberly Douglas weaves practice and analogy into chapters that will spark the creativity of individuals, leaders, teams, and their organizations! (Marshall Goldsmith NYT and WSJ #1 bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There)
Brad Shaw
The Firefly Effect debunks the myth that creativity is an exclusive gift, shared by a select few. It provides real-world tools to unleash and direct the creative spark—that lives in everyone and make teams more effective by celebrating and leveraging their differences. (Brad Shaw Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs, The Home Depot)
Haven Riviere
The Firefly Effect brings it all together. For seasoned leaders to emerging leaders, Kimberly Douglas outlines the tools, processes, and methods—along with the rationale to know which to apply and when. The Firefly Effect is the first book that simplifies the complexity of team dynamics and exposes the fun of creating great teams. (Haven Riviere Vice President, Marketing Operations, The Coca-Cola Company)
David A. Jones Sr.
In this fast-paced and very readable book, Kimberly Douglas, herself a successful entrepreneur and valued consultant to numerous nimble and effective companies and their high-achieving executives, shares the lessons that propelled her remarkable accomplishments and that will motivate and assist each reader! (David A. Jones Sr. Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus, Humana Inc.)
Janet Parker
An incredible resource. Regardless of where you are in your career, The Firefly Effect will provide you with practical, easy-to-implement recommendations that will improve the effectiveness of staff meetings as well as ensure your success in orchestrating complex strategic planning meetings. (Janet Parker, SPHR Executive Vice President, Regions Financial Corporation 2007-2008 Chair, SHRM Board of Directors)
John Saunders
Kimberly Douglas vividly brings to life the metaphor of the firefly hunt, providing us with measurable and actionable items that can lead to tangible business results. (John Saunders Vice President of Human Resources, UPS)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470438329
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,058,012
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly Douglas, SPHR, is a nationally recognized expert in building the effectiveness of teams, based on her knowledge of industrial/organizational psychology combined with her real-life consulting and corporate human resources execu-tive experience. As President of FireFly Facilitation, she has collaborated with hundreds of leaders—at organizations such as AT&T, Cisco, United Way, and even the U.S. Marine Corps—to dramatically improve their business performance. She is frequently featured in national publications and is a sought-after speaker at meetings and conferences. To learn more about the author and how to improve your team's performance, visit TheFireFlyEffect.com.

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Table of Contents

PART I: REDISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE SPARK.

Chapter 1: What is The Firefly Effect?

Chapter 2: The Individual – Creativity Found Again.

PART II: THE LEADER’S ROLE – CREATING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT.

Chapter 3: The New Role of Leadership.

Chapter 4: No Dissing the Red Quadrant.

Chapter 5: Beware the Ferocious Firefly!

Chapter 6: Conflict as Creative Abrasion…a pearl, a diamond, or a mountain?

Chapter 7: Was It Something I Said?

PART III: THE LEADER'S ROLE – TARGETING TEAM ENERGY.

Chapter 8: One Team – One Picture of Success.

Chapter 9: How Will You Know When You Get There?

Chapter 10: Guiding Principles as Guiding Light.

PART IV: EVERYONE FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS.

Chapter 11: Team Gatherings – Time to Shine.

Chapter 12: Team Decisions – Fact or Fiction.

Chapter 13: What to Do if the Leader Is Keeping Too Tight a Lid on the Jar.

Chapter 14: Shining the Light of Accountability.

PART V: SPARKING CREATVITY.

Chapter 15: The Firefly Chase Begins.

Chapter 16: How Could You Forget the Toys?

Chapter 17: This Place Is a Zoo!

Chapter 18: When Sparks Collide – Dealing with Inter-Team Conflict.

PART VI: SYNC – THE MAGIC.

Chapter 19: There's Something Going on in My Backyard!

Chapter 20: Change Is Not a Four-Letter Word.

Chapter 21: At the End of the Day.

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