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25 Activities for Developing Team Leaders

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7076-5
256 pages
November 2004, Pfeiffer
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In this book, acclaimed team development and leadership expert Fran Rees, has written the long-awaited companion to the bestselling book, 25 Activities for Teams. 25 Activities for Developing Team Leaders, which is organized around her LEAD model of leadership and L.E.A.D model of facilitative leadership: Lead with a clear purpose, Empower to participate, Aim for consensus, and Direct the process. Created as a hands-on resource for trainers, facilitators, and team leaders, 25 Activities for Developing Team Leaders includes a variety of exercises that will help foster team-leadership skills including simulations, discussions, problems to solve, role plays, and real-work collaboration. The book explores a wide variety of topics and includes development activities that cover how to
  • Define the role of the team leader
  • Apply the L.E.A.D. model to team leadership and development
  • Coach team members and the team
  • Design purposeful, participative team meetings
  • Create effective team communication
  • Address team challenges
  • Resolve conflicts and disputes
  • Conduct team self-evaluation
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Purpose of the Book.

Rationale for the Book.

Scope and Content.

How to Use This Book.

Justifying the Training.

Managing the Group Training Session: Tips for Trainers.


Activity 1: Leadership Style Questionnaire.

Activity 2: L.E.A.D. Bingo.

Activity 3: Teamwork Step-by-Step.

Activity 4: What Teams Need.

Activity 5: Leadership Values Auction.


Activity 6: Writing a Team Mission Statement.

Activity 7: Establishing Team Norms.

Activity 8: Results-Oriented Meetings.

Activity 9: Team Roles: Using the Affinity Diagram.


Activity 10: Good Team Meetings Don’t Just Happen.

Activity 11: Checklist for Planning a Team Meeting: A Brainstorming Process.

Activity 12: Questioning Skills for Team Leaders.

Activity 14: Using Group Memory in Team Meetings.

Activity 15: Facilitation Practice for Team Leaders.


Activity 16: Reaching Consensus One-on-One.

Activity 17: Guidelines for Reaching Consensus.

Activity 18: Consensus Techniques for Team Leaders.

Activity 19: Resolving Conflict: A Consensus Process.


Activity 20: Understanding the Stages of Team Development.

Activity 21: Team Leader’s Role in the Stages of Team Development.

Activity 22: Feedback Awareness: Skill Building for Team Leaders.

Activity 23: Solving Team Leader Challenges.

Activity 24: Evaluating Team Health.

Activity 25: Managing Growth of a Team Leader.


About the Author.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

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Fran Rees is the owner of Rees & Associates, a Phoenix-based training and consulting firm and editor of 25 Activities for Teams, and author of How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills, Rees has 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.
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"This book is critical for any reader who wants to develop themselves or others as strong team leaders and high performing teams. Team leaders, human resource and training employees will find this resource invaluable in building a structured program, easy to execute and that gets results. External consultants will find the text to be helpful in structuring their project plans for clients."
--Leigh Wilkinson, HRD consultant, State of Maine Office of Training and Development
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