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Working in Teams: Moving From High Potential to High Performance / Edition 1

Working in Teams: Moving From High Potential to High Performance / Edition 1

by Brian A. Griffith, Ethan B. DunhamBrian A. Griffith
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An engaging, relevant text, Working in Teams explores the major concepts related to team success and prepares students to lead and work in and lead collaborative, interdependent environments. Authors Brian A. Griffith, Ph D, and Ethan B. Dunham Ed M, MBA, teach readers to accomplish specific goals in teams, foster the development of individual members, and transform “high-potential” groups into “high performing” teams. Readers will develop a strong, practical foundation in topics essential to effective teamwork: team design and development, interpersonal dynamics, leadership, communication, decision making, creativity and innovation, diversity, project management, and performance evaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452286303
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brian A. Griffith, Ph D is Assistant Clinical Professor in Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. A passionate and committed teacher, Dr. Griffith has earned both The Peabody College Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching and the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt. Students often note that his engaging presentation style and relevant content are catalysts for personal growth and development.

Dr. Griffith’s research explores team dynamics, leadership, and organizational behavior. His first book, Effective Groups: Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges is used as a graduate-level text in educational administration courses. Griffith is also the creator of the G360 online surveys used by colleges, universities, and corporations to facitate individual and team development.

Ethan B. Dunham, Ed M, MBA is a consulting executive who applies dual expertise in business and education to help people, groups, and companies solve problems and overcome challenges. Dunham specializes in organizational development and design, innovation, strategic planning and execution, conflict resolution, systems-level problem-solving, team and program leadership, and curriculum design. Previously, Dunham was Chief People & Performance Officer at Cogent Healthcare, a leading provider of hospital and critical care medicine in the United States. Dunham is also the co-author of Burn Your Resume: How to Ignite Your Exceptional Career.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Teams
Chapter 2: Team Design
Chapter 3: Interpersonal Dynamics and Conflict
Chapter 4: Leadership
Chapter 5: Communication
Chapter 6: Decision Making
Chapter 7: Creativity and Innovation
Chapter 8: Diversity
Chapter 9: Project Management
Chapter 10: Performance Evaluation

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