Making the Team: A Guide for Managers (2nd Edition)

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For undergraduate or graduate management courses in Organization Behavior, Group Dynamics, or Teamwork; also appropriate for executives enrolled in degree and non-degree short courses on general management. A perfect marriage of theory and practice, Making the Team unites cutting-edge research on groups with practical management principles. The text is organized into 3 primary tasks for the leader/manager: 1) Accurately assessing and improving team performance; 2) Managing the internal dynamics of teams (diversity, conflict, and creativity); and 3) Optimally leveraging the team within the larger organization.

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Making the Team is for leaders, managers, and executives—anyone who has to work with people and teams. Making the Team gives leaders answers to hard questions and provides proven solutions to some of management's greatest challenges:

  • Dealing with conflict productively
  • Increasing creativity
  • Managing diversity
  • Evaluating and rewarding team performance
  • Leveraging the team within the organization
  • Managing global teamwork
  • Motivating and leading people
The Kellogg Culture

The Kellogg School of Management is known throughout the world for its culture of teamwork. Kellogg students are exceptional in their simultaneous ability to lead as well as be team players. Student input is essential to the faculty's teaching methods at Kellogg. The faculty of the Management and Organizations Department at Kellogg brings their world-class research on teamwork into the classroom to create a powerful and interactive group learning experience. The strong Kellogg culture of teamwork inspired the writing of this book, whose key purpose is to expose some of the winning strategies of a teamwork culture.

About the Author:

Leigh L. Thompson is the J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is also the director of the AT&T Behavioral Research Laboratory at Kellogg and the Leading High Impact Teams Executive Program at Kellogg. An active consultant, Thompson has taught teamwork skills to a wide variety of executives and managers all over the world.

An internationally recognized scholar, Thompson has published four books and over 65 articles in leading management journals and books. Thompson has received numerous awards and honors for her research, including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, California, and a grant from the Citigroup Behavioral Sciences Research Council of Citibank.

For more information about Leigh Thompson's teaching and research, please visit:
www.LeighThompson.com.

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