Leading Self-Directed Work Teams

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A new edition of the book that lead the self-directed work teams revolution. Leading Self-Directed Work Teams is one of the best-selling books on teams ever published. Now, the perfect guide for any team leader has been revised and expanded to reflect the new realities of team-based organizations. By explaining how team leaders differ from conventional supervisors, this informative volume which is based on the author's successful seminars and workshops is especially useful for those managers who move from hierarchical to participatory structures.

This edition feature more practical examples and techniques than in the previous edition, new research, dozens of tips and checklists, case studies, and valuable training exercises. It has been used and praised by experts at Motorola, M.I.T., AT&T and many other organizations.

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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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