The Radical Team Handbook: Harnessing the Power of Team Learning for Breakthrough Results / Edition 1

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The problems they face are more complex than ever. The pressure to deliver the right solutions more intense. So how do teams in today's rapid-fire business environment keep up? According to John Redding, today's teams need a new approach to achieving their goals-a radical approach. And he should know. Redding, after all, headed a five-year research project, the result of which was the radical teamwork method, a method proven to be eminently more effective than any traditional approach to teamwork. Among other innovations, the radical team method is designed to generate creative thinking, encourage risk-taking, and greatly bolster team learning to produce exceptional results. In this book, Redding translates the findings of his project into a hands-on guide you can use to create radical teams for your organization and put them to work.You'll learn how to identify the projects in your own organization that require the radical team approach. You'll use checklists, exercises, and worksheets to master a series of action steps for applying this approach to some of today's toughest business issues. And you'll get the tools you need to implement radical teamwork throughout your organization, from selecting and training team members, to leading and coaching radical teams, and assessing their effectiveness.Throughout the book, case studies drawn from radical team experiences in a variety of organizations bring home the practical aspects of the approach-an approach that promises to become the standard by which all organizations will tackle their most important strategic challenges.

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Editorial Reviews

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"For teams that struggle with projects demanding new approaches andways of thinking, Redding's radical team approach has the potentialto produce faster and greater results than any other approach I'vetried." —Louis J. Sharp, Ph.D., director, research anddevelopment, Bisco, Inc.

"Finally, a book on teams that has something new and different tosay. Using solid examples, John Redding has produced a useful guidefor problem-solving teams." —Glenn Parker, team-buildingconsultant; co-author, Rewarding Teams

"This book responds to the urgent need to deal with complexproblems that defy traditional solutions. It's a valuable resourcefor teams charged with delivering dramatic results." —John. A.Niemi, distinguished teaching professor, Northern IllinoisUniversity

"In The Radical Team Handbook, John Redding tells us why the oldrules of business no longer apply. He presents, in a clear andlucid manner, the ways in which teams within organizations mustreshape themselves if they are to work in the future. Everysuccessful team hears the call to 'think outside the box.' At last,we have a book that tells them how to do it!" —Jeffrey K. Pinto,author, The Project Management Institute Project ManagementHandbook

The radical team method is designed to generate creative thinking, encourage risk taking, and enhance team learning. Redding, a consultant in strategic planning, project management, and leadership development, presents findings of a five-year project in which he was involved along with in-depth field studies of 20 teams in various organizational settings<-->tracking their projects from beginning to end to help project teams improve results. He includes chapters devoted to increasing the speed, depth, and breadth of team learning, as well as a consideration of the individual within the team, personality traits, and professional growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787951610
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/9/2000
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN C. REDDING is executive director of the Institute for Strategic Learning, a leading consulting firm that specializes in innovative approaches to strategic planning, project management, and leadership development. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and books, including Strategic Readiness: The Making of the Learning Organization (Jossey-Bass). He is also a frequent keynote speaker at professional conferences and chair of the American Society for Training and Development Research-to-Practice Committee.

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Table of Contents


Radical Teams: An Introduction.

A Matter of Learning.

Assessing Team Learning.

Harnessing the Power of Team Learning.


Increasing Speed: Action Steps.

Increasing Depth: Action Steps.

Increasing Breadth: Action Steps.

Support for Radical Project Teams.

Conclusion: The Personal Side of Radical Teams.

Quick Guide to Application Exercises.

Terms Used in this Book.



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