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Team Players and Teamwork: The New Competitive Business Strategy

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0185-1
208 pages
January 1996, Jossey-Bass
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Description

A quick, clear way to learn about teamwork, with a useful framework for identifying critical roles of team players.
--Peter Block

This handbook will help you focus on what makes a good team player. It draws on stories of more than fifty team-driven organizations?including Xerox, Honeywell, General Motors, and 3M?to give you proven evidence of the qualities of high performing teams.

You'll discover:

  • Four styles of team players critical to an effective, dynamic team
  • The right balance of styles to create a productive team
  • How to get team members to support, challenge, and inspire one another to achieve stellar results
  • A useful framework for identifying team roles

Here's a practical guide for your team leaders and members who need to maintain their competitive advantage through teamwork.

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Table of Contents

1. Team Players: The Key to Organizational Success.

2. What Makes a Team Effective or Ineffective.

3. Effective Team Players.

4. Ineffective Team Players.

5. Team Players as Team Leaders.

6. Adaptive Team Players.

7. Analyzing Your Team's Strengths and Weaknesses.

8. Developing a Team-Player Culture.

9. Challenges for Team and Team Players.

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Author Information

GLENN M. PARKER is president of Glenn M. Parker Associates, a consulting firm based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey specializing in human resource and organizational development. His clients have included companies such as AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, NYNEX, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, 3M, Allied Signal, and Sun Microsystems. He is the author of Cross-Functional Teams (Jossey-Bass, 1994) as well as additional books and team-building tools.
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Reviews

One of the Top Ten Business Books (Tom Brown, American Public Radio's Marketplace)

A quick, clear way to learn about teamwork, with a useful framework for identifying critical roles of team players. (Peter Block, author of The Empowered Manager)

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