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Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

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Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

Howard M. Guttman

ISBN: 978-0-470-42844-3 December 2008 256 Pages

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Understand and decode the inner workings of great business teams with the more than 30 in-depth examples in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance. Author Howard Guttman examines and dissects teams at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels and isolates five key factors that drive team performance to offer you insight into the ways these teams achieve success. Using this book, go directly to the marketplace to scrutinize teams in a variety of industries, evaluating the challenges they face and the methods they choose to manage these challenges.

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Cracking the High-Performance Code 1

Chapter 2 The New High-Performance Leader 19

Chapter 3 The New High-Performance Player 47

Chapter 4 Aligning for High Performance 79

Chapter 5 Accelerating to High Performance 111

Chapter 6 How Great Teams Make Decisions 125

Chapter 7 How Great Teams Manage Meetings 141

Chapter 8 How Great Teams Communicate 155

Chapter 9 From Great Teams to a Great Organization 169

Chapter 10 Great Leaders and Teams: Challenges, Responses, and Remaining Issues 185

Appendix A Player-Centered Leadership 203

Appendix B The Skills of a Great Team Member 209

Index 231