Rees Trio, How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

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9780883900567: Rees Trio, How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

Improve group results as a successful leader-facilitator

Now you can reap the benefits of a more facilitative, participative style of leadership! How to Lead Work Teams will help you increase cooperation and job satisfaction, raise productivity and quality levels, and gain a more favorable view of your leadership abilities through facilitation. It describes exactly what facilitation is and what it is not and how to do it effectively.

It shows you how to:

  • Involve others, build consensus, and get commitment
  • Help others solve problems and make decisions
  • Use the knowledge and experience of all employees
  • Develop and lead a team
  • Use group process to run effective team meetings

This book is especially helpful for someone who is new to managing or leading a team. It will also help experienced team leaders refine the role of leader-facilitator. And it will help team members understand how facilitation works and how they can enhance the process.

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How to Lead Work Teams Facilitation Skills, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated resource that shows you how to develop the skills that are key for becoming a successful team leader. Step by step, author Fran Rees shows you how to develop the powerful facilitation skills that will help make you an outstanding team leader, coach, motivator, and facilitator. This hands-on book is filled with proven tools, techniques, and skills that can be learned today and put into action tomorrow! Using Rees's innovative L.E.A.D. model you can become a team leader who:
* Leads with a clear purpose. Articulate your team's goals and purpose and encourage open and thoughtful discussion (including disagreement), brainstorming, and active listening.
* Empowers to participate. Encourage team members to communicate in ways that enhance teamwork and achieve results.
* Aims for consensus. Reach consensus by taking the time for questioning, listening, clarifying, augmenting, summarizing, and documenting.
* Directs the process. Lead the process of communication both inside and outside your team.
"The new edition hits the nail on the head. Every employee who works as a member of a team needs to learn facilitation skills. How to Lead Work Teams explains and describes skills and practical techniques in a very readable way." --Judith C. Tingley, president, Performance Improvement Pros, Inc. "An indispensable resource in our work culture, where we train and encourage all people to lead and make a difference. How to Lead Work Teams provides insightful approaches and clear instructions for facilitating that make it a valuable tool for managers, team leaders, and, indeed, all employees." --Tom Baily, training and development consultant, Medtronic, Tempe, Arizona "Fran Rees identifies the key ingredients for leaders and teams to work together effectively and efficiently in teams. This book is an invaluable resource full of ideas, creative solutions, and practical applications. " --Pris Ronan, president, Life Design, Inc., and owner, Strategic Learning Solutions "As leaders are having to deal with greater degrees of uncertainty and ambiguity, it is imperative for them to adopt a more facilitative style. Fran Rees has updated her original classic, How to Lead Work Teams, which provides an insightful and very practical approach to helping leaders become more facilitative and purposeful in their role." --Douglas Reid, president, Douglas Reid & Associates The Author Fran Rees is the owner of Rees & Associates, a Phoenix-based training and consulting firm. In the year 2001, her consulting firm celebrates her fifteenth year in business. Since the publication of the first edition of How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills in 1991, Fran has increasingly focused her work on team development, team leadership, and facilitator training, and consults to a variety of organizations. She designs and facilitates meetings for both public and private organizations and has conducted numerous management development, workforce diversity, mentoring, and train-the-trainer programs.

From the Back Cover:

A must for everyone new to team leadership. This best-selling guide describes exactly what facilitation is and is not, and tells you how to do it effectively. Written by work team expert Fran Rees, it recommAnds specific steps leaders can take to build consensus, gain commitment, help others solve problems and make decisions, and leverage the experience of each team member. As useful to the experienced team leaders as it is to the beginner, it presents day-to-day strategies you can use to develop teams that shine.

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