Teams Work: A No-Nonsense Approach for Achieving More Together

Overview

TeamsWork unpacks a matrix of practical tips and applications for today's leader. While examining business theories in the context of a nonprofit organization, readers will have the opportunity to put into practice teamwork techniques and tools. Key lessons from various case studies examining team failures and successes are highlighted for leaders. In addition, TeamsWork also addresses practical ways for managing effective teams in the evolving multicultural and ...
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Overview

TeamsWork unpacks a matrix of practical tips and applications for today's leader. While examining business theories in the context of a nonprofit organization, readers will have the opportunity to put into practice teamwork techniques and tools. Key lessons from various case studies examining team failures and successes are highlighted for leaders. In addition, TeamsWork also addresses practical ways for managing effective teams in the evolving multicultural and multigenerational landscape of today's workforce.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596692114
  • Publisher: New Hope Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Valued for her experience and expertise, Joyce A. Mitchell serves as the staff Leadership Development Team co—team leader for a 1 million-member nonprofit organization.

Joyce coaches more than 95 employees on various aspects of team dynamics, including communication styles and methods; multicultural and multigenerational relationships; roles team members assume based on personality or group dynamics, etc. She also is responsible for developing and implementing training events across the United States for extended-stay volunteers and appointed state leaders.

A native of Michigan, Joyce is a graduate of Wayne State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Having taught English in the Detroit public school system, as well as having served as a home missionary, Joyce expanded her leadership roles as the executive director of Michigan WMU, and served on the Baptist State Convention of Michigan staff.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     11
Teams Are Everywhere     15
Leader: Step Up!     29
Members: Your Role     45
Purpose: The Power Button     61
Processes: How Teams Succeed     75
Inside the Team     89
Meetings: Are We on the Same Page?     101
Teams on Track     115
Team Breakdown     127
Conclusion     139
Notes     141
Bibliography     145
Teaching Plan: Using TeamsWork with Your Team     147
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