Great Business Teams : Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-16
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Understand and decode the inner workings of great business teams with the more than 30 in-depth examples in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance. Author Howard Guttman examines and dissects teams at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels and isolates five key factors that drive team performance to offer you insight into the ways these teams achieve success. Using this book, go directly to the marketplace to scrutinize teams in a variety of industries, evaluating the challenges they face and the methods they choose to manage these challenges.

Author Biography

Howard M. Guttman is Principal of Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. (GDS), a Mount Arlington, New Jersey–based management consulting firm specializing in building high-performance teams, executive coaching, strategic and operational alignment, and project implementation. His articles and commentary have appeared in many publications, including Chief Executive, Financial Times, Harvard Management Update, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Post. He is also the author of When Goliaths Clash: Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization. GDS has been selected as one of the twenty best U.S. consulting firms in leadership development by Leadership Excellence magazine.

For further information, visit www.guttmandev.com.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Cracking the High-Performance Codep. 1
The New High-Performance Leaderp. 19
The New High-Performance Playerp. 47
Aligning for High Performancep. 79
Accelerating to High Performancep. 111
How Great Teams Make Decisionsp. 125
How Great Teams Manage Meetingsp. 141
How Great Teams Communicatep. 155
From Great Teams to a Great Organizationp. 169
Great Leaders and Teams: Challenges, Responses, and Remaining Issuesp. 185
Player-Centered Leadershipp. 203
The Skills of a Great Team Memberp. 209
Indexp. 231
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