Team Development

Team Development

 Team Development
Team Development

Whether you already have an established team, or you are interested in building a team, these books will offer guidance and instruction on how to build a healthy and strong team that will work for you, with you, and that will grow your business.

 
 
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Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel
By Alan Loy McGinnis

Alan Loy McGinnis, author of the best- selling book The Friendship Factor, studied the great leaders throughout history, the most effective organization, and many prominent psychologists to discover their motivational secrets. There are actually a small number of principles used by good motivators, and the best leaders were using them long before psychology had a name. Fascinating case studies and anecdotes about Lee Iacocca, Sandra Day O’Connor, and many others show how you can put 12 key principles to work in your family or organization. Whether you are a parent, executive, teacher, or friend, you can gain the satisfaction that comes from Bringing the Best Out in People.

•  Hardcover
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Building Teams, Building People : Expanding the Fifth Resource Second Edition

Team building is not itself an activity, but the result of attending to the seventeen characteristics that demarcate effective teamwork. When these characteristics exist to a high degree, you have an effective team. When they do not, you have a weak team. It is the manager's job to assess the strength of these characteristics in the organization and then to remediate any weakness. That is effective team building. This widely read practical guide is free of technical jargon, with many examples of successful implementation.

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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world.  Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.

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Developing the Leader Within You
By John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You also allows readers to examine how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers." In this John Maxwell classic, he shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.

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Engagement is Not Enough
By Ayers Keith

Lack of employee engagement is like a cancer, eating away at your organization's vital organs. It saps your organization's strength, directly affecting your organization's ability to achieve the levels of customer satisfaction, productivity and profitability you know you could achieve. Keith Ayers presents a compelling argument that the focus on engagement has failed because leaders think engagement can be bought through bonuses, benefits, and share options.

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Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

Addressing todays work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization, Fish! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound: the hallmarks of a true business classic.

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Five Minds for the Future

World-renowned for his theory of multiple intelligences, Gardner takes that thinking to the next level in this book, drawing from a wealth of diverse examples to illuminate his ideas. Concise and engaging, Five Minds for the Future will inspire lifelong learning in any reader as well as provide valuable insights for those charged with training and developing organizational leaders—both today and tomorrow.

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Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance

How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work? Research data show that most people do not come close to making full use of their assets at work -- in fact, only 17 percent of the workforce believe they use all of their strengths on the job. Go Put Your Strengths to Work aims to change that through a six-step, six-week experience that will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths. Buckingham shows you how to seize control of your assets and rewrite your job description under the nose of your boss.

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Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization

Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world.

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High Velocity Culture Change: A Handbook for Managers
By Price Pritchett, Ron Pound

Delivers 22 specific guidelines on how to manage your part of the organization for high-velocity culture change. You'll also learn how you can avoid the management traps that cause most efforts to fail. This handbook will prepare you and your management staff for the rigors of the agonizing process that is culture change. It will also prove how and why the pain is well worth the cost. If your management staff is going to achieve a dramatic culture shift in record time, High-Velocity Culture Change is a must-read for every player on your team.

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I'm Stuck, You're Stuck: Breakthrough to Better Work Relationships and Results by Discovering your DiSC Behavioral Style
By Tom Ritchey & Alan Axelrod

Often when people feel stuck, they try to change something about themselves. Authors Ritchey and Axelrod suggest that instead they should learn to see situations in new ways and create new options for relating to others. That process begins with DiSC, an assessment tool that reveals one's style of interaction. DiSC is an acronym for the four styles -- Dominance (direct and decisive), Influence (optimistic and outgoing), Supportive (sympathetic and cooperative), and Conscientious (concerned and correct). This book teaches readers how to recognize their style and its implications, how to read the styles of others, and how to choose the most effective style (or combination of styles) for any situation.

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Inspire! What Great Leaders Do

A top business consultant and speaker lights the path to a positive, productive work environment. What do the best leaders do to achieve greatness in the modern workplace that is muddled by fear, pressure for productivity, overwork? Inspire! offers business leaders a clear vision of what a positive, productive, inspiring organization looks like in these challenging and chaotic times, and how to get there.

•  Hardcover
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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't

Know-How is the missing link of leadership. By showing how the eight know-hows link to, interact with, and reinforce personal and psychological traits, Ram Charan provides a holistic and innovative portrait of successful leaders of the twenty-first century.

•  Hardcover
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Leader Effectiveness Training L.E.T.: The Proven People Skills for Today's Leaders Tomorrow
By Thomas Gordon

L.E.T. has changed countless corporations and private businesses-including many Fortune 500 companies-with its down-to-earth communication and conflict resolution skills. Now, this indispensable source has been newly revised with updated research and timely case studies.

•  Hard Cover
 
Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations
By Ken Blanchard

In Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together all they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line”...and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey.

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Now, Discover Your Strengths

Effectively managing personnel--as well as one's own behavior--is an extraordinarily complex task that, not surprisingly, has been the subject of countless books touting what each claims is the true path to success. That said, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton's Now, Discover Your Strengths does indeed propose a unique approach: focusing on enhancing people's strengths rather than eliminating their weaknesses. Following up on the coauthors' popular previous book, First, Break All the Rules, it fully describes 34 positive personality themes the two have formulated (such as Achiever, Developer, Learner, and Maximizer) and explains how to build a "strengths-based organization" by capitalizing on the fact that such traits are already present among those within it.

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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni’s best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions—using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples.

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Patrick Lencioni Library (Five Temptations of a CEO; Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive; Five Dysfunctions of a Team; Death by Meeting)

This four-book set brings together Patrick Lencioni’s unique and best-selling leadership fables: The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and Death by Meeting.

•  Hardcover
 
People Styles at Work: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better

You'll learn the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of four different "people styles" and how these characteristics can clash and create stress. You'll also master proven techniques for reconciling those styles and leveraging differences toward common goals. A practical approach to help you handle "people differences" on the job, People Styles at Work is a crucial tool that will let you work more effectively with anyone and everyone in your organization!

•  Paperback
 
Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide
By Laurel McAdams, Joan Sobeck and John Cyr

Provide your students with the tools they need to establish and manage a successful real estate brokerage with this practical business guide. Real Estate Brokerage: A Management Guide will help your students become more effective managers, leaders and communicators in today's constantly changing business climate. 

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Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
By Patrick M. Lencioni

In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals.

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Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects and Teams in Complex Companies

Talented people in today's organizations waste an estimated 40% of their time on unnecessary cooperation, communication and control. Old-fashioned skills are too expensive and too slow to use in complex companies. Speed Lead distills the experience of more than 35, 000 people in over 200 leading companies. The resulting radical view has enabled organizations to unravel the spaghetti of complexity, reduce project cycle times, and curb the costs of unnecessary travel.

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The 17 Essential Qualities Of A Team Player Becoming The Kind Of Person Every Team Wants

If you want to have a better team, you have to develop better players. Great team players, like great teams, are formed from the inside out.  The qualities Maxwell teaches quickly take you to the heart of teamwork. Anybody can understand them and apply them -- whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. If you learn the 17 essential qualities of a team player, you can become the kind of person every team wants. If everyone on your team does it, there will be no holding you back.

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The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
By John C. Maxwell

In this award-winning book, Maxwell asserts that you don't have to be the main leader to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers.

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The 4 Dimensional Manager: DiSC Strategies for Managing Different People in the Best Ways
By Julie Straw

Successful managers work like coaches, assessing each person's strengths and weaknesses and developing the best strategy to get the job done. The 4-Dimensional Manager shows how managers can become more effective by using the DiSC system. "DiSC" stands for four communication styles: Dominance (direct and decisive); Influence (optimistic and outgoing); Supportive (sympathetic and cooperative); and Conscientious (concerned and correct). In the book's first part, readers assess their own style, the style of the people they manage, and the style of their organization. The second part shows how to choose the most effective style (or combination of styles) for any situation, focusing on seven key areas: delegating, decision making, problem solving, motivating, complimenting, giving constructive feedback, and developing skills.

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The 8th Habit
By Stephen R. Covey

"Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." Covey sees leadership "as a choice to deal with people in a way that will communicate to them their worth and potential so clearly they will come to see it in themselves." His holistic approach starts with developing one's own voice, one's "unique personal significance." The bulk of the book details how, after finding your own voice, you can inspire others and create a workplace where people feel engaged. This includes establishing trust, searching for third alternatives (not a compromise between your way and my way, but a third, better way) and developing a shared vision.

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The Dale Carnegie Leadership Mastery Course: How To Challenge Yourself and Others To Greatness

In a world quickly becoming more virtual, human relations skills are being lost -- along with the skill of leadership. When you develop your leadership ability through The Dale Carnegie Leadership Mastery Course you'll learn to be flexible, adaptable, and trustworthy, as well as a tough and decisive distributor of power.

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The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies
By Scott E. Page

The Difference is about how we think in groups--and how our collective wisdom exceeds the sum of its parts. Why can teams of people find better solutions than brilliant individuals working alone? And why are the best group decisions and predictions those that draw upon the very qualities that make each of us unique? The answers lie in diversity--not what we look like outside, but what we look like within, our distinct tools and abilities.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams–even the best ones–often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a deceptively simple yet powerful message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

•  Hardcover
•  Audio CD
 
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop Kit, Poster

A poster vividly displaying the five dysfunctions of a team.  Great for the office environment!

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Facilitator's Guide

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s extraordinarily successful leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this Facilitator’s Guide provides everything needed to create a high-impact half- or full-day workshop for intact teams

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Participant Workbook
Based on Patrick Lencioni’s extraordinarily successful leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this Participants Workbook outlines Lencioni’s powerful model and the actionable steps that can be used to overcome five common problems that may prevent your team from performing at its best; 

1.     Absence of Trust
2.     Fear of Conflict
3.     Lack of Commitment
4.     Avoidance of Accountability
5.     Inattention to Results

•  Paperback
 
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

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The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Culture
By Thomas G. Crane and Lerissa Nancy Patrick

More and more leaders and their organizations are becoming convinced in the business case for creating a "coaching culture". This book provides the tools for leaders and teams to develop a common language and shared protocol and a learning and development orientation towards people. These critical dynamics support the entire culture becoming a "feedback-rich, high-performance" organization.

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The Leadership Fables of Patrick Lencioni, Box Set, contains: The Five Temptations of a CEO; The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive; The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This set brings together all three of Patrick Lencioni’s successful leadership fables: The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Each book combines an engaging fictional story with insightful analysis to address some of the major obstacles facing leaders today. 

•  Hardcover
 
The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

From Stephen R. Covey\'s eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization.

•  Hardcover
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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership
By Bill George, Peter Sims, David Gergen (Foreword)

True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results.

•  Hardcover
 
You 2: A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps
By Price Pritchett

Promotes an unconventional, quantum leap strategy for achieving breakthrough performance. This powerful new method replaces the concept of attaining gradual, incremental success through massive effort. Instead, it puts forth 18 key components for building massive success while expending less effort. Your staff learns to multiply their personal effectiveness, leverage their gifts, and leap beyond ordinary performance expectations.

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You're the Greatest : How Validated Employees Can Impact Your Bottom Line
By Francis X. Maguire, Steve Williford

What does it take to keep employees motivated and dedicated? How do YOU stay motivated and dedicated? When employees feel like they’re the greatest, they’re far more motivated and productive. When you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers and the company will prosper. This book is being used as a management guide by many of our nation’s leading companies.

•  Paperback

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