The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building

The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building

The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building

The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building

Synopsis

With the same brand of accessible and sage advice readers found in The First-Time Manager, this book helps readers discover how their own leadership and management style influences the succdss of their teams. Written in an engaging, conversational style, it explains the five essential qualities of a high-performing team: goals and standards; decision making; honest communication; clear roles and responsibilites; and celebrating success. Packed with activiites and assessments for both manager and team members, this is an essential guide for any manager who strives for team-building success.

Excerpt

There are a lot of managers out there who have not realized the great advantages of team building. They see themselves rather than their team members as the focal point, the most knowledgeable, and the decision maker. This book does not buy into that philosophy. Its major goal is to show you how high-performing teams can be a tremendous advantage to the team manager or team builder, the team members themselves, and to your organization.

The First-Time Manager’s Guide to Team Building will tell you how to create and maintain a high-powered, results-oriented team that will get the job done. You will develop the skills needed to become a successful manager of teams and discover innovative ways to make your teams more productive. The First-Time Manager’s Guide to Team Building begins with a description of what a team is, compares the four different team models, and tells you how you can get your team to the highest levels of team performance. It then tells you how you can successfully go from being an individual contributor to a manager of teams by developing a new set of skills and avoiding the roadblocks along the way. Then it leads you through the critical 10 steps to team building. These steps, if followed, guarantee immediate success in your team-building efforts.

The book then tells you how you can build team spirit by focusing on the five competencies that all high-performing teams possess: clear roles and responsibilities; open, honest communication; a supportive, knowledgeable team leader or manager; decision-

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