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Leading Teams,9781578513338

Leading Teams

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 7/1/2002
Publisher(s): Harvard Business School Pr

Summary

Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that teams perform at their best when leaders create conditions that allow them to manage themselves effectively. Leading Teams is not about subscribing to a specific formula or leadership style, says Hackman. Rather, it is about applying a concise set of guiding principles to each unique group situation--and doing so in the leader's own idiosyncratic way. Based on extensive research and using compelling examples ranging from orchestras to airline cockpit crews, Leading Teams identifies five essential conditions--a stable team, a clear and engaging direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching--that greatly enhance the likelihood of team success. The book offers a practical framework that leaders can use to muster personal skills and organizational resources to create and sustain the five key conditions and sh

Author Biography

J. Richard Hackman is the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
PART I TEAMS
The Challenge
3(34)
PART II ENABLING CONDITIONS
A Real Team
37(24)
Compelling Direction
61(32)
Enabling Structure
93(40)
Supportive Context
133(32)
Expert Coaching
165(34)
PART III OPPORTUNITIES
Imperatives for Leaders
199(34)
Thinking Differently about Teams
233(24)
Notes 257(26)
Bibliography 283(18)
Index 301(10)
About the Author 311

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