Communicating in Groups and Teams Sharing Leadership

Author: Gay Lumsden
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495570462
Release Date: 2009-05-15
Genre: Performing Arts

COMMUNICATING IN GROUPS AND TEAMS: SHARING LEADERSHIP, 5th Edition examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a strong focus on ethics and diversity. The Fifth Edition addresses the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology’s role in small group communication. The text also explores the growing trend among colleges to challenge students’ understanding of their leadership competence and consider the ethical and social implications of group participation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communicating in Groups and Teams Sharing Leadership

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467283649
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Communicating in Groups and Teams, Sharing Leadership. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Teamwork Leadership and Communication

Author: Deborah Lake
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 9781550596403
Release Date: 2015-08-10
Genre: Medical

This practical, straightforward guide presents the basic skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for successful interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. Collaboration is fundamental to quality healthcare, and many regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies now have standards and benchmarks for interprofessional collaboration. This guide brings together in one volume basic collaboration competencies for healthcare professionals. Teamwork, Leadership and Communication serves both as an introduction for novices and as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides exceptional learning support for classes, working groups, and self-study. Topics include: Group dynamics, team structures, decision making, shared leadership, conflict management, communication in small groups, stereotyping, liability and more.

Small Group and Team Communication

Author: Thomas E. Harris
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478637622
Release Date: 2018-05-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Much of contemporary communication occurs between and among small groups, whether in person in a work setting or on the Internet via email, Facebook, or instant messages. How we engage in our small-group communication in each medium matters. To be effective we have to consider our group roles, norms, cohesion, process, and phases of development, as well as our personal verbal and nonverbal communication and listening styles. To succeed as a member of a team, we need to consider the limits of our personal experience and perspective, recognize the creative strength of diverse perspectives in decision making and problem solving, develop our conflict-management skills, and strengthen our leadership skills. To be successful necessitates an understanding of group process, participation style, ethical group behavior, and the influences of the medium. Small Group and Team Communication explores all these different interconnections and the communication strategies we use in our work and social groups. The authors use the systems perspective as their core approach throughout the text, treating small groups as complex open systems reliant upon communication to achieve success. Many chapters highlight the importance of considering ethics and diversity in relation to a variety of topics. Harris and Sherblom address the growing influence of computer-mediated communication to this discipline. Real-world, applied examples show students that what they’re learning aren’t simply abstract concepts, but knowledge that will serve them outside the classroom.

Effective Small Group and Team Communication

Author: Judith D. Hoover
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: NWU:35556037431467
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

EFFECTIVE SMALL GROUP AND TEAM COMMUNICATION presents original research based upon the experiences of functioning groups. The text emphasizes an interactive approach to teaching small group communication and contains activities that tie into each chapter. Chapters on both face-to-face and virtual meetings are guided by a teamwork philosophy that encourages the use of shared emergent leadership in classroom groups.

Creating Effective Teams

Author: Susan A. Wheelan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483390994
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

A practical guide for building and sustaining top-performing teams Based on the author’s many years of consulting experience with teams in the public and private sectors, Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders describes why teams are important, how they function, and what makes them productive. Susan A. Wheelan covers in depth the four stages of a team—forming, storming, norming, and performing—clearly illustrating the developmental nature of teams and describing what happens in each stage. Separate chapters are devoted to the responsibilities of team leaders and team members. Problems that occur frequently in groups are highlighted, followed by what-you-can-do sections that offer specific advice. Real-life examples and questionnaires are used throughout the book, giving readers the opportunity for self-evaluation.

Communicating in Groups

Author: Katherine Adams
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077832551
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In its ninth edition, Communicating in Groups provides a fresh look at modern group communication while retaining the foundational information about research and theory that has made the text so popular. Helpful tables and images, as well as boxes showcasing ethical dilemmas, “Apply Now“ situations, and current issues related to media and technology complement the information. Along with the authors' conversational style, these features make the text accessible and relatable for students, who will come away with a deep understanding of small group communication and the positive impact they can make through effective interactions.

Team of Teams

Author: General Stanley McChrystal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698178519
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Business & Economics

What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? THE OLD RULES NO LONGER APPLY . . . When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training—but none of that seemed to matter. TEACHING A LEVIATHAN TO IMPROVISE It’s no secret that in any field, small teams have many ad­vantages—they can respond quickly, communicate freely, and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy. But organizations taking on really big challenges can’t fit in a garage. They need management practices that can scale to thousands of people. General McChrystal led a hierarchical, highly disci­plined machine of thousands of men and women. But to defeat Al Qaeda in Iraq, his Task Force would have to acquire the enemy’s speed and flexibility. Was there a way to combine the power of the world’s mightiest military with the agility of the world’s most fearsome terrorist network? If so, could the same principles apply in civilian organizations? A NEW APPROACH FOR A NEW WORLD McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom and remade the Task Force, in the midst of a grueling war, into something new: a network that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. The walls between silos were torn down. Leaders looked at the best practices of the smallest units and found ways to ex­tend them to thousands of people on three continents, using technology to establish a oneness that would have been impossible even a decade earlier. The Task Force became a “team of teams”—faster, flatter, more flex­ible—and beat back Al Qaeda. BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel­evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other or­ganizations. The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving every­one to share what they learn across the entire organiza­tion. As the authors argue through compelling examples, the team of teams strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA. It has the potential to transform organizations large and small. From the Hardcover edition.

Team Challenges

Author: Kris Bordessa
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613745687
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Education

Directed to teachers, facilitators, and counselors, offers more than 170 cooperative activities for classrooms, summer camps, and family occasions designed to improve children's problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate.

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309316859
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward collaborative research, referred to as "team science." Scientific research is increasingly conducted by small teams and larger groups rather than individual investigators, but the challenges of collaboration can slow these teams' progress in achieving their scientific goals. How does a team-based approach work, and how can universities and research institutions support teams? Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups. It also examines institutional and organizational structures and policies to support science teams and identifies areas where further research is needed to help science teams and groups achieve their scientific and translational goals. This report offers major public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers, as well as recommendations for individual scientists, disciplinary associations, and research universities. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science will be of interest to university research administrators, team science leaders, science faculty, and graduate and postdoctoral students.

Cultural Leadership

Author: B. Stewart
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557594894
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Art

What if current leadership thinking is incomplete?What if you have constantly done the things all of the leadership ""gurus"" have suggested, and you still don't get the kind of results you seek?What if the real challenge of leaders is not vision, strategy, or execution?But, instead it is the daunting challenge of how to lead in a world of difference.In Cultural Leadership: The New Chemistry of Leading Differently thought leader B. Stewart argues that current leadership models are woefully incomplete in what he describes as this ""new world of difference."" He presents a strong argument that traditional leadership models are predicated on a ""us"" versus ""them"" model of leadership thinking that provides little help when the ""us"" is becoming more and more diverse.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470893869
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

Senior Leadership Teams

Author: Ruth Wageman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692046
Release Date: 2008-01-24
Genre: Business & Economics

An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.