Building Smart Teams

A Roadmap to High Performance

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Author: Carol A. Beatty,Brenda Barker Scott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Building Smart Teams is an essential guide to creating a smart team fast. Based on research results from close to 2,000 individuals organized in more than 250 teams, Building Smart Teams identifies the three critical skill sets that teams need and shows how to transfer these skills to a group. The authors' research and experience shows that, by concentrating on these three critical skills sets, a group is almost certain to become a high performing team quickly. Within this model, there is ample room for teams to discover their own unique culture, performance strategies, and paths to success.

Smart Teams

How to Work Better Together

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Author: Dermot Crowley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730350037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Communicate, congregate and collaborate more effectively than ever Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to enhance team productivity. Building on the concepts presented in Smart Work, which focuses on personal productivity, this book shows you how to turn unproductive team behaviours that create friction into ‘superproductive’ behaviours that promote flow. Productivity is, at its core, a leadership issue — and this book provides practical guidelines that help you build a culture where productivity thrives. Working together can be a drag — literally. Email noise, unproductive meetings and poorly organised projects can stifle creativity and disrupt everyone’s workflow. But by creating team agreements that raise awareness of the negative impact of our behaviours, you build the desire and capability to change. This book is packed with tips, guidelines and expert insights for leaders and managers at any level. Foster a culture of ‘superproductivity’ Create a set of Smart Team principles to guide cooperation Run fewer, shorter and more effective meetings Collaborate more productively on projects Reduce urgency, interruptions and email noise People want their work to matter, they want to make an impact and they want to do it all with a healthy work-life balance — productivity is the key to making it all happen. Smart Teams shows you how to implement the culture shift that will allow your team to flourish.

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams

How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

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Author: Roger M. Schwarz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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A proven approach for helping leaders and teams work together to achieve better decisions, greater commitment, and stronger results More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as a team, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. You also need to change how you think. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual and team mindset. Provides practical guidance to help teams increase decision quality, decrease implementation time, foster innovation, get commitment, reduce costs and increase trust Outlines 5 core values leadership teams can adopt to exponentially improve results Author of The Skilled Facilitator and The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook Get the results you and your team need. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.

The Handbook for SMART School Teams

Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration

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Author: Anne E. Conzemius,Jan O'Neill

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936764792

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 1868

Prepare your students for the future while juggling the expectations of multiple stakeholders! A fresh take on the classic first edition, this guide defines and advocates SMART goals—goals that are Strategic and specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results oriented, and Time bound. Gain a schoolwide understanding of how to cultivate a productive collaborative culture, and engage every member of your team in the process.

Smart School Teams

Strengthening Skills for Collaboration

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Author: Jay R. Dee,Alan B. Henkin

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761820789

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 311

Encourages increased teamwork between school faculty and administration to enhance communication, and ultimately reform.

Primal Teams

Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance

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Author: Jackie Barretta

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814434428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Emotion, more than anything else, spells the difference between stellar and mediocre team performance. Fear, anger, frustration, and other negative feelings, can en danger a group’s dynamic. But positive emotions have the power to transform it into a high-performance engine, where everyone operates at their peak. Their minds sharpen. They find creative solutions. They get great results. Thanks to discoveries in neuroscience and psychology, we now know that emotions operate independently from our logical minds. They can’t be reasoned away. They must be dealt with directly. Drawing on the latest research, Primal Teams shows how any one can control potentially damaging emotions, while triggering the kind of passion and energy that supercharge performance. Illustrated with compelling examples, this groundbreaking guide reveals how to: Transform fear and negativity • Energize primal emotional systems • Activate insight and intuition • Foster emotional bonds and team spirit • Connect the team to a deeper purpose • And more Emotions determine whether a group works with energy and enthusiasm or just goes through the motions. With the array of insights and practical tools in this book, anyone can inspire an unprecedented level of performance.

The 1980 Men's and 1998 Women's United States Olympic Hockey Teams

Unity

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Author: Fritz Knapp

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619840464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, "The 1980 Men's and 1998 Women's United States Olympic Hockey Teams: Unity " discusses the struggles and triumphs of each team. As with each story in the Sports Virtues series, this book assigns a virtue to a celebrated athlete, team, or coach, and uses that person or team's story to help the reader achieve that virtue for him or herself. What emerges after reading these stories is not only a greater understanding and appreciation of the virtues that these icons needed to get through life, but also an inspiration for the reader. Each story is followed by a small quotation from literature to amplify the meaning and application of the virtue, and each story is also followed by a series of study/review questions and other interactive activities to help the reader further understand the virtue and how to achieve it. This book is for people of all ages, but it makes for the perfect gift from parents to children or from adult mentors to their students. Other books in the Sports Virtues series include: Lou Gehrig: Appreciation Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo: Compassion Roberto Clemente: Dedication Susan Butcher: Determination Pele: Devotion John Wooden: Discipline Mike Krzyzewski: Encouragement Cal Ripken, Jr.: Endurance Walter ""Red"" Barber: Fairness Dennis Byrd: Faithfulness Hank Aaron: Fearlessness Amos Alonzo Stagg: Honesty Eric Liddell: Humility Arthur Ashe: Integrity Bill Bradley: Intelligence Jim Valvano: joyfulness Dan O'Brien & Dave Johnson: Kindness Dean Smith: Loyalty Harvey Penick: Modesty Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson: Nobility Althea Gibson: Persistence Clarence "Big House" Gaines, Sr.: Respectability Joan Benoit Samuelson & Wilma Rudolph: Strength Vince Lombardi: Toughness Gertrude Ederle: Triumph Ken Venturi: Trust The 1980 Men's and 1998 Women's United States Olympic Hockey Teams: Unity Eddie Robinson: Visionary Happy Chandler: Wisdom

The Power of SMART Goals

Using Goals to Improve Student Learning

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Author: Anne Conzemius,Jan O'Neill

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 193400992X

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Help staff focus on results, and implement SMART (Strategic and specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results based, and Time bound) goals to transform your school into a place where every student meets or exceeds standards. The authors present four success stories from real SMART schools and several frameworks for adult and student goal setting that lead to real results.

Creating High Performing Teams

A Step-by-Step Guide For Leaders

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Author: Rebecca Watson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496984749

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

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“Rebecca has now documented her perceptive approach to Team Coaching, along with many of the practical and effective exercises that have helped my teams and my personal leadership approach – I’d highly recommend it.” Liz Robson - Head of IS – Homebase, Home Retail Group PLC Why Read This Book? I am a Team Coach with over 10yrs experience in creating High Performing Teams. Now I want to share my strategies with you because I want people to enjoy their work and feel that they are making a valued contribution. Who could benefit from reading this book? Anyone who leads a group of people, who need to work together to get something done. What’s different about my Team Coaching? I give you the exercises that I have already tested with real teams. You can run those exercises with your own teams to gain the same results. This is not a theoretical book and there is no need to pay for psychological profiling or team games like building rafts to float across rivers! I take a quick and practical approach to getting teams to deliver business results. What next? Give it a go! I want you to practice these exercises with your current team and see and feel the results. I want you to become a successful and popular leader of people for the rest of your career. If this book helps then my job is done! Please feel free to share your experiences with me by emailing me at [email protected] or visiting our website www.bromptonassociates.com.