Leading Self-Directed Work Teams: A Guide to Developing New Team Leadership Skills (McGraw-Hill Training Series)

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Featured by "Business Week", "Fortune", and "The Wall Street Journal" as the cutting edge of corporate management, self-directed work teams (SDWTs) are rapidly replacing traditional boss-driven organizations whose entrenched autocratic management styles have become obsolete. In major companies like Kodak, Apple, Walmart, and Honeywell, SDWTs have transformed personnel into a creative and competitive workforce. "Leading Self-directed Work Teams" reveals how supervisors in any company - large or small - can take advantage of the leadership skills that make and keep major corporations competitive. Focusing on hundreds of practical, time-tested examples, the author explains innovative practices such as Kodak's 13 Room, where a division created its own board of directors comprised of team members who assumed leadership of the business. This book also examines team leader practices learned from Procter and Gamble experiments - managing by principle rather than by policy and setting boundaries that change as the team matures. In addition, this practical, step-by-step guide explains the intricacies of helping traditional supervisors change to SDWT leaders with: a weekly activity guide to help team leaders remember critical activities; easy-to-access tips and checklists summarizing key concepts and strategies; a special chapter focusing on "3 days in the life of a team leader"; and practical solutions for typical team leader problems. In the increasingly competitive marketplace every corporation needs a leg up, and "Leading Self-directed Work Teams" shows how to create that edge from the shop floor to the executive offices.

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The classic book on team leadership­­now revised and expanded for a new era!

Motorola uses it to train managers, Logan Aluminum calls it their Bible, Industry Week proclaimed it one of the best dozen books of the year it was published, and experts and managers from M.I.T. to T&T praise its pragmatic insights on the new role for leaders. A bestseller just got better!

One of the most important books ever written about teams, the original edition of this groundbreaking book helped pioneer the self-directed work teams revolution. Now, drawing on a wide range of real-life lessons learned in the years since it was first published, this up-to-the-minute guide teaches you everything you need to know to lead confidently and effectively in today's non-autocratic, self-directed workplaces.

You'll learn how to:

  • Lead through example and commitment, instead of by demanding obedience and control
  • Give and obtain feedback in a constructive, non-defensive manner
  • Excite, energize, and inspire team members about projects and goals
  • Create accountability systems for teams­­without restricting autonomy and creativity
  • Overcome the special challenges of leading knowledge workers
  • And much more!

About the Author:

Kimball Fisher is a cofounder of the Fisher Group, Inc., and has worked with many companies implementing high-performance management practices across North America, Western Europe, Asia, and Africa, including Amoco, Apple Computers, Chevron, Corning, Hewlett Packard, Mosanto, Motorola, NBC, Shell, Weyerhauser, and more. He is a popular speaker at conferences on teams, leadership, and organization design and has addressed audiences around the world.

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