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.

Leadership

Author: Michael Z. Hackman
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478608905
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Leadership is an integral component of the human experience and of practical importance to all. For nearly 25 years, the multiple editions of Hackman and Johnsons outstanding work have been the backbone of leadership courses at hundreds of colleges and universities. The authors extend this tradition of excellence in the Sixth Edition, which continues to serve as a valuable catalyst for generating new insights, debating controversial issues, and contributing to the ongoing dialogue on leading and following. Hackman and Johnson illuminate our understanding of leadership by approaching it as a communication-based activity. They artfully balance research and theory with practical, real-world suggestions for improving communication competence and leadership effectiveness in small-group, organizational, and public contexts. The comprehensive Sixth Edition adds discussions of organizational politics, project leadership, executive-level teams, adaptive leadership, intergroup leadership, sensemaking, and in extremis leadership. Readers will also appreciate the expanded treatment of bad leadership, emotional competencies, followership styles, charisma, leader development, crisis leadership, and virtual team leadership. Case studies cover such timely issues as the pink slime controversy, the legacy of Steve Jobs, banning super-sized soft drinks, the scandal at Penn State University, and the Miracle on the Hudson. Abundant examples, case studies, self-assessments, and research highlights enhance the presentation. Moreover, wide-ranging application exercises offer multiple opportunities for readers to review and apply the skills covered in the chapters.

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.

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.

Leadership Resources

Author: Center for Creative Leadership
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 1882197577
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Since 1986, HRD professionals, corporate trainers, educators, and managers have used this volume to identify materials that can help them better understand issues of leadership and leadership development and apply that understanding in their organizations and classrooms. Drawn from numerous sources and carefully reviewed by the editors, the information in Leadership Resources includes descriptions of current writings and films on leadership, a list of active leadership organizations, websites offering leadership resources, and announcements of annual conferences and meetings. Information on development instruments and exercises introduces many powerful techniques and strategies for enhancing personal growth and learning. A new, simplified organization allows for easier subject browsing, and subject, author, and title indexes provide detailed access to all parts of the book.

Module 1 Leading Groups and Teams

Author: James O'Rourke
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780324584172
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Most communication texts cover how to write and present. This second edition of LEADING GROUPS AND TEAMS goes beyond the how and takes students into the why of communication in a business setting, teaching them to apply an understanding of that why in the case format. This module addresses two of the most important functions a manager performs: putting together effective teams and creating conditions for the team's success. This text describes the major theories of group formation and group functioning and explains how to create, lead, and manage teams. A unique team communication model describes strengths and weaknesses in group and team organization, as well as the resources and strategies needed to achieve group success. This text reviews the latest research on small group and team interaction and offers practical advice on managing projects, handling intrateam conflict, and improving results. It contains group and team worksheets, progress reports, sample reporting instruments, as well as classroom discussion questions and case studies. LEADING GROUPS AND TEAMS, 2e, can be customized with any of our best-selling business communication books. You also may combine this text with several other texts in the series to create a course-specific managerial communication text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

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.

Communicate

Author: Kathleen S. Verderber
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285528656
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Performing Arts

Now in its 14th edition, this ground-breaking, market-leading fundamentals of human communication text helps readers improve their communication competency by becoming proficient in using theory and research-grounded communication skills. Praised for its clear and concise writing style, this new edition includes increased coverage of how technology and social media are changing communication practices and offers guidelines for best practice. Lively contemporary examples and sample speeches ground theory, increase comprehension, and help readers become skillful communicators. COMMUNICATE! engages students in active learning through theory, application and skill-building exercises including speech action step activities that guide students through the speech preparation process. The role of ethics in communication is integrated throughout the text, and students can also apply ethical principles to case situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Consultant s Craft

Author: Sue DeWine
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312248245
Release Date: 2000-11-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The craft of consulting; Defining training and consulting; Stages of the consultation process and developing initial credibility; Identifying communication problems; Conducting needs assessments; How do we know what we have when we have it? Data analysis; Training ad consulting strategies and techniques; Technology and training and consulting; Designing consulting interventions; Correcting communication failures; Isn't anyone listening? Using active listening techniquesWhy are meeting so boring and unproductive? Managing meetings; When your client asks: "how can I face this audience?"; Can this group works as a team? Team-building techniques; How do you tell clients what kind of job they are doing? Using descriptive feedback; How do i cope with diffcult people? Dealing with people and conflict; How can people get organized when the rules keep changing? Undestanding change processes; Globalization and international consulting Mary M. Eicholtz; Evaluating success; Evaluating the impact of training; Strategies for evaluating a consultation; Professional development for the consultant; Helping clients manage personal and professional relationships at work; The business of consulting entrepreneurship, marketing, ethics, and career development.

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.