Straight Talk for Monday Morning: Creating Values, Vision, and Vitality at Work

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If We're a Team, How Come I'm Not on It?

Written by one of the foremost thinkers in the field of management consultation that shows managers how they can adjust their daily behavior (the ``little things'' they do) to foster vigorous, decisive, efficient and productive teams. Focusing on how managers need to behave, it tells them how to make their teams work faster and smarter and, at the same time, be more dependable. Very accessible and easy to read, it is organized around 100 parables knit together with commentary. Among the major themes is the author's rejection of consensus building because of its slow, tedious and cumbersome way of accomplishing a given task. You'll find out how you, the executive, serve as the catalyst for action, how to take decisive action, what nitty-gritty steps are necessary, and how to exercise vision both for you and your team--as individuals and for the organization as a whole.

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In the 20-page Introduction, the reader learns all essential basics in what turns a group into a team. What I want to do here is cast a small net to catch the attention of that executive or professional (you?) who recoils from touchy-feely methods and jargon, yet knows vigorous teamwork is imperative in today's complex climate for the sake of competitive advantage. This executive doubts that all the "team talk" of late is reflective of the genuine article and knows for sure he or she is not part of a true team effort, but wants to be.

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Cox makes being an effective member or leader of a team an intensely personal business. He clarifies that such effectiveness on the team is much more a matter of what you do than what others do.. Here is a book that skillfully charts the larger significance of the team while showing sensitivity to the detail of high-performance teamwork--sensitivity that is provocative and stimulating.Roger W. HeynsPresidentThe William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFormer ChancellorUniversity of California at Berleley

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