10 Steps to Successful Teams

Renie McClay (Author)

Publication date: 11/04/2009

10 Steps to Successful Teams

Offers accessible, practical advice for getting past barriers to team success

Focuses on both team members and team leaders

Features a wealth of assessments and tools to help implement the steps and chart progress along the way

Most projects or initiatives in today’s organizations begin with the formation of a team. Indeed, the global nature of doing business today demands that people perform well together as cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. Teams need to be able to connect quickly, determine what needs to be done, identify obstacles and overcome them, and meet deadlines and goals. Positive collaboration is essential. Yet the majority of resources available for this core business activity are long on description and short on implementation.

You’ll find this missing practical, east-to-implement advice in 10 Steps to Successful Teams. Using a holistic, process-oriented approach, this book carefully guides readers through building strong new teams and improving even the best existing ones. The straightforward, accessible steps can be followed in sequence, or you can go directly to the step that addresses your particular, immediate need. Renie McClay includes extensive assessments and tools created just for this book to help identify roles on the team, improve communication, track progress, encourage creativity, work virtually, deal with problems, celebrate success, and more. You will find individual team member and leader self-assessments to help focus the team on getting results and identify areas for improvement.

This book was written for both team leaders and team members. Each of the ten steps has content and specific tips for both audiences. This is no accident. Being a great team member plays just as important a role in the success of any team effort as being a great leader. This book can be used by individuals on a team or by the entire team as a developmental tool.

An effective team can unleash a collective intelligence and energy that is far more than the sum of its parts. McClay’s 10 Steps to Successful Teams is a concise, instantly actionable guide that can help any organization reap the powerful benefits of effective, engaged teamwork.

Offers accessible, practical advice for getting past barriers to team success

Focuses on both team members and team leaders

Features a wealth of assessments and tools to help implement the steps and chart progress along the way

 

Most projects or initiatives in today s organizations begin with the formation of a team. Indeed, the global nature of doing business today demands that people perform well together as cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. Teams need to be able to connect quickly, determine what needs to be done, identify obstacles and overcome them, and meet deadlines and goals. Positive collaboration is essential. Yet the majority of resources available for this core business activity are long on description and short on implementation.

You ll find this missing practical, east-to-implement advice in 10 Steps to Successful Teams. Using a holistic, process-oriented approach, this book carefully guides readers through building strong new teams and improving even the best existing ones. The straightforward, accessible steps can be followed in sequence, or you can go directly to the step that addresses your particular, immediate need. Renie McClay includes extensive assessments and tools created just for this book to help identify roles on the team, improve communication, track progress, encourage creativity, work virtually, deal with problems, celebrate success, and more. You will find individual team member and leader self-assessments to help focus the team on getting results and identify areas for improvement.

This book was written for both team leaders and team members. Each of the ten steps has content and specific tips for both audiences. This is no accident. Being a great team member plays just as important a role in the success of any team effort as being a great leader. This book can be used by individuals on a team or by the entire team as a developmental tool.

An effective team can unleash a collective intelligence and energy that is far more than the sum of its parts. McClay s 10 Steps to Successful Teams is a concise, instantly actionable guide that can help any organization reap the powerful benefits of effective, engaged teamwork.

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Offers accessible, practical advice for getting past barriers to team success

Focuses on both team members and team leaders

Features a wealth of assessments and tools to help implement the steps and chart progress along the way

Most projects or initiatives in today’s organizations begin with the formation of a team. Indeed, the global nature of doing business today demands that people perform well together as cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. Teams need to be able to connect quickly, determine what needs to be done, identify obstacles and overcome them, and meet deadlines and goals. Positive collaboration is essential. Yet the majority of resources available for this core business activity are long on description and short on implementation.

You’ll find this missing practical, east-to-implement advice in 10 Steps to Successful Teams. Using a holistic, process-oriented approach, this book carefully guides readers through building strong new teams and improving even the best existing ones. The straightforward, accessible steps can be followed in sequence, or you can go directly to the step that addresses your particular, immediate need. Renie McClay includes extensive assessments and tools created just for this book to help identify roles on the team, improve communication, track progress, encourage creativity, work virtually, deal with problems, celebrate success, and more. You will find individual team member and leader self-assessments to help focus the team on getting results and identify areas for improvement.

This book was written for both team leaders and team members. Each of the ten steps has content and specific tips for both audiences. This is no accident. Being a great team member plays just as important a role in the success of any team effort as being a great leader. This book can be used by individuals on a team or by the entire team as a developmental tool.

An effective team can unleash a collective intelligence and energy that is far more than the sum of its parts. McClay’s 10 Steps to Successful Teams is a concise, instantly actionable guide that can help any organization reap the powerful benefits of effective, engaged teamwork.

Offers accessible, practical advice for getting past barriers to team success

Focuses on both team members and team leaders

Features a wealth of assessments and tools to help implement the steps and chart progress along the way

 

Most projects or initiatives in today s organizations begin with the formation of a team. Indeed, the global nature of doing business today demands that people perform well together as cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. Teams need to be able to connect quickly, determine what needs to be done, identify obstacles and overcome them, and meet deadlines and goals. Positive collaboration is essential. Yet the majority of resources available for this core business activity are long on description and short on implementation.

You ll find this missing practical, east-to-implement advice in 10 Steps to Successful Teams. Using a holistic, process-oriented approach, this book carefully guides readers through building strong new teams and improving even the best existing ones. The straightforward, accessible steps can be followed in sequence, or you can go directly to the step that addresses your particular, immediate need. Renie McClay includes extensive assessments and tools created just for this book to help identify roles on the team, improve communication, track progress, encourage creativity, work virtually, deal with problems, celebrate success, and more. You will find individual team member and leader self-assessments to help focus the team on getting results and identify areas for improvement.

This book was written for both team leaders and team members. Each of the ten steps has content and specific tips for both audiences. This is no accident. Being a great team member plays just as important a role in the success of any team effort as being a great leader. This book can be used by individuals on a team or by the entire team as a developmental tool.

An effective team can unleash a collective intelligence and energy that is far more than the sum of its parts. McClay s 10 Steps to Successful Teams is a concise, instantly actionable guide that can help any organization reap the powerful benefits of effective, engaged teamwork.

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Renie has had roles in sales, sales management, training and consulting. She was recognized with an International Business Award and a Stevie Award for Women.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction


Step One: From The Team -- Identify Leaders with Enthusiasm, Energy, and Vision

Step Two: Ensure Roles Are Clarified and Understood

Step Three: Create an Environment to Encourage Communication

Step Four: Build Strong and Effective Relationships

Step Five: Build Processes to Track Progress and Get Things Done

Step Six: Assess the Team Regularly for Top Performance

Step Seven: Tap Into Creative Energy of the Team to Develop Innovative Approaches

Step Eight: Use Virtual Team Techniques Effectively

Step Nine: Deal with Team Problems and Move On

Step Ten: Reward and Celebrate Success


Appendix A: Step One Tools

Appendix B: Step Three Tools

Appendix C: Step Five Tools

Appendix D: Step Eight Tools


References

Index

About the Author

About ASTD

About Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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