How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills

Synopsis

Completely revised and updated! Develop the skills that are key for becoming a successful team leader! Now in its second edition, How to Lead Work Teams shows you step by step, how to develop the powerful facilitaion skills that will help make you an outstanding leader, coach, motivator and facilitator. Includes great tools and techniques to help you put these skills into action today! Using Rees′s innovative L. E. A. D. model you can become a team leader who: ∗ Leads with a clear purpose. Articulate your team′s goals and purpose and encourage open and thoughtful discussion (including disagreement), brainstorming, and active listening. ∗ Empowers to participate. Encourage team members to communicate in ways that enhance teamwork and achieve results. ∗ Aims for consensus. Reach consensus by taking the time for questioning, listening, clarifying, augmenting, summarizing, and documenting. ∗ Directs the process. Lead the process of communication both inside and outside your team. "The new edition hits the nail on the head. Every employee who works as a member of a team needs to learn facilitation skills. How to Lead Work Teams explains and describes skills and practical techniques in a very readable way." --Judith C. Tingley, president, Performance Improvement Pros, Inc.

Excerpt

As we enter a new century, the dynamics of change have shifted the emphasis from “teams” as discrete units with boundaries and responsibilities to an emphasis on “teamwork” across all organizational boundaries. The “high performing” teams of the 1990s are more commonplace in the corporate structures of today. Indeed, some organizations resemble the high performing teams of several years ago.

How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills (1991) was written to help managers and team leaders make the transition from traditional “manager” to “team leader.” The first edition focused on intact work teams and encouraged team leaders to use group process and facilitation methods to solve problems and improve quality.

This, the second edition, focuses on leading teamwork in dynamic, responsive, and change-driven organizations. Today, leaders must lead in faster-paced arenas, in more volatile markets, with fewer precedents, and with even greater consequences. Facilitative leaders are even more necessary than they were ten years ago. Teams are pervasive and dynamic, and teamwork is required in broader arenas. The purpose of this book is to help . . .

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