The Firefly Effect Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Praise for the Firefly Effect"Insightful, fun, and transformative, Kimberly Douglas weaves practice and analogy into chapters that will spark the creativity of individuals, leaders, teams, and their organizations!" -Marshall GoldsmithNYT and WSJ #1 bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There"The Firefly Effect debunks the myth that creativity is an exclusive gift, shared by a select few.? It provides real-world tools?to?unleash and direct?the creative spark?that lives in everyone and make teams more effective by celebrating and leveraging their differences." -Brad ShawSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications and External?Affairs, The Home Depot??"The Firefly Effect brings it all together. For seasoned leaders to emerging leaders, Kimberly Douglas outlines the tools, processes, and methods-along with the rationale to know which to apply and when. The Firefly Effect is the first book that simplifies the complexity of team dynamics and exposes the fun of creating great teams." -Haven RiviereVice President, Marketing Operations, The Coca-Cola Company"In this fast-paced and very readable book, Kimberly Douglas, herself a successful entrepreneur and valued consultant to numerous nimble and effective companies and their high-achieving executives, shares the lessons that propelled her remarkable accomplishments and that will motivate and assist each reader!" -David A. JonesSr. Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus, Humana Inc."An incredible resource. Regardless of where you are in your career, The Firefly Effect will provide you with practical, easy-to-implement recommendations that will improve the effectiveness of staff meetings as well as ensure your success in orchestrating complex strategic planning meetings." -Janet Parker,SPHR Executive Vice President, Regions Financial Corporation2007-2008 Chair, SHRM Board of Directors"Kimberly Douglas vividly brings to life the metaphor of the firefly hunt, providing us with measurable and actionable items that can lead to tangible business results." -John SaundersVice President of Human Resources, UPS

Author Biography

Kimberly Douglas, SPHR, is a nationally recognized expert in building the effectiveness of teams, based on her knowledge of industrial/organizational psychology combined with her real-life consulting and corporate human resources execu-tive experience. As President of FireFly Facilitation, she has collaborated with hundreds of leaders—at organizations such as AT&T, Cisco, United Way, and even the U.S. Marine Corps—to dramatically improve their business performance. She is frequently featured in national publications and is a sought-after speaker at meetings and conferences. To learn more about the author and how to improve your team's performance, visit TheFireFlyEffect.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Rediscover Your Creative Sparkp. 1
What Is the Firefly Effect?p. 3
The Individual-Creativity Found Againp. 9
The Leader's Role-Creating the Right Environmentp. 17
The New Role of Leadershipp. 19
No Dissing the Red Quadrantp. 25
Beware the Ferocious Firefly!p. 37
Conflict as Creative Abrasion...a Pearl, a Diamond, or a Mountain?p. 51
Was It Something I Said?p. 63
The Leader's Role-Targeting Team Energyp. 75
One Team-One Picture of Successp. 77
How Will You Know When You Get There?p. 93
Guiding Principles as Guiding Lightp. 103
Everyone Firing on All Cylindersp. 113
Team Gatherings-Time to Shinep. 115
Team Decisions: Fact or Fiction?p. 129
What to Do if the Leader Is Keeping Too Tight a Lid on the Jarp. 147
Shining the Light of Accountabilityp. 157
Sparking Creativityp. 169
The Firefly Chase Beginsp. 171
How Could You Forget the Toys?p. 185
This Place Is a Zoo!p. 199
When Sparks Collide-Dealing with Interteam Conflictp. 205
Sync-The Magicp. 219
There's Something Going On in My Backyard!p. 221
Change Is Not a Four-Letter Word!p. 231
The End of the Dayp. 243
Indexp. 251
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