Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances / Edition 1

Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances / Edition 1

by J. Richard Hackman, Richard Hackman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1578513332

ISBN-13: 9781578513338

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press


Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that teams perform at their best when leaders create conditions that allow them to manage themselves effectively. Leading Teams is not about subscribing to a specific formula or leadership style, says Hackman. Rather, it is about applying a concise set of

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Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that teams perform at their best when leaders create conditions that allow them to manage themselves effectively. Leading Teams is not about subscribing to a specific formula or leadership style, says Hackman. Rather, it is about applying a concise set of guiding principles to each unique group situation—and doing so in the leader's own idiosyncratic way. Based on extensive research and using compelling examples ranging from orchestras to airline cockpit crews, Leading Teams identifies five essential conditions—a stable team, a clear and engaging direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching—that greatly enhance the likelihood of team success. The book offers a practical framework that leaders can use to muster personal skills and organizational resources to create and sustain the five key conditions and shows how those conditions can launch a team onto a trajectory of increasing effectiveness. Authoritative and astutely realistic, Leading Teams offers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578513338
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
155,868
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part ITeams
1.The Challenge3
Part IIEnabling Conditions
2.A Real Team37
3.Compelling Direction61
4.Enabling Structure93
5.Supportive Context133
6.Expert Coaching165
Part IIIOpportunities
7.Imperatives for Leaders199
8.Thinking Differently about Teams233
Notes257
Bibliography283
Index301
About the Author311

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