Team Players and Teamwork

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Scores of studies document the success of teams in today's workplace. Countless books describe the inspirational leaders who created them. But the most valuable unit of every team—the team player—remains a mystery. Only Glenn M. Parker addresses the most fundamental question: What makes a good team player? Team Players and Teamwork is a practical, essential guide for leaders and team members who want to maintain their competitive advantage. In the first study of its kind, Glenn Parker, one of the top team ...

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Overview

Scores of studies document the success of teams in today's workplace. Countless books describe the inspirational leaders who created them. But the most valuable unit of every team—the team player—remains a mystery. Only Glenn M. Parker addresses the most fundamental question: What makes a good team player? Team Players and Teamwork is a practical, essential guide for leaders and team members who want to maintain their competitive advantage. In the first study of its kind, Glenn Parker, one of the top team trainers in the United States, addresses the important question, "What makes a good team player and identifies the four critical members necessary for an effective, dynamic team: contributors, collaborators, communicators, and challengers. Parker draws on stories of more than fifty team-driven organizations including Xerox, Honeywell, Pratt and Witney, and General Motors, to show how the right balance of styles creates a productive group whose members support, challenge, and inspire one another to achieve stellar results.

Scores of studies document the success of teams in today's workplace, and countless books describe the inspirational leaders who created them. But the team player remains a mystery. Glenn Parker identifies four styles of team players who are critical to an effective, dynamic team. This essential handbook helps leaders maintain their competitive advantage through team play.

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One of the Top Ten Business Books (Tom Brown, American Public Radio's Marketplace)

A quick, clear way to learn about teamwork, with a useful framework for identifying critical roles of team players. (Peter Block, author of The Empowered Manager)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901851
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Management Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 706,890
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

GLENN M. PARKER is president of Glenn M. Parker Associates, a consulting firm based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey specializing in human resource and organizational development. His clients have included companies such as AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, NYNEX, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, 3M, Allied Signal, and Sun Microsystems. He is the author of Cross-Functional Teams (Jossey-Bass, 1994) as well as additional books and team-building tools.

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Table of Contents

1. Team Players: The Key to Organizational Success.

2. What Makes a Team Effective or Ineffective.

3. Effective Team Players.

4. Ineffective Team Players.

5. Team Players as Team Leaders.

6. Adaptive Team Players.

7. Analyzing Your Team's Strengths and Weaknesses.

8. Developing a Team-Player Culture.

9. Challenges for Team and Team Players.

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