Senior Leadership Teams

What It Takes to Make Them Great

Author: Ruth Wageman,Debra A. Nunes,James A. Burruss,J. Richard Hackman

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633692043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.

Senior Leadership Teams

What it Takes to Make Them Great

Author: Ruth Wageman

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422103366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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Guides CEOs on how to create a powerful senior leadership team that achieves the company's shared goals through methods such as assembling the right people for the team and providing support and structure.

Executive Teams

Author: David A. Nadler,Janet L. Spencer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787910235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Facing an explosion of workplace complexity, many executives choose a team-supported approach to organizational leadership over more traditional leadership models. Executive Teams provides both CEOs and senior team members themselves with an unprecedented set of insights and strategies they can use to build and maintain teams that live up to their full potential. Team members get ideas for: **Implementing strategy **Leading transformations **Changing organizational culture . . . and much more! " I strongly recommend [this book] to all those in charge of, on, or involved with executive teams."--Paul Allaire, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation Real-world case studies at Xerox, Corning, AT&T and other top companies to demonstrate exactly what executive teams are all about and detail the proficiencies CEOs must master to ensure their success. The range and depth of professional experience brought to Executive Teams makes it the most comprehensive, practically conceived work on the subject ever written.

Connecting Top Managers

Developing Executive Teams for Business Success

Author: Jim Taylor,Lisa Haneberg

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132655927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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How do you go about improving leadership team performance, strengthening the connections between leaders, and strengthening the leadership team’s connections with the rest of the enterprise? This book tells you how. Leadership teams, working together, create the culture and set the tone for the entire organization. When leadership teams fail to connect with employees, their organizations fail. Expensive leadership meetings often accomplish nothing, and clashing leadership styles can disrupt the entire business. What do these issues have in common? Simply this: The way leaders work together is crucial, and enormous organization-wide performance improvements can be achieved when they work together more effectively. Readers will first learn how to define what leadership team excellence looks like, and clarify the organizational impact you want your leadership team to have. Next, they’ll learn how to systematically optimize the 5% of time your leaders spend working together–in person, electronically, and through subordinates. This book will help readers magnify their impact, whether they’re already at the top of the organization, or aspiring to a future leadership role.

Leadership Team Coaching

Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

Author: Peter Hawkins

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749458844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Organisations are most effective when the teams accountable for the organisation's success are performing to the best of their abilities. When the relationships within the team work well, and all members of the team have a clear focus the team has a significant impact on achieving goals and building business. Leadership Team Coaching is aimed at anyone whose role it is to encourage and develop a team. Providing a thorough understanding of the role and importance the team has in contributing to an organizations objectives, it provides the practical tools and techniques to facilitate effective team performance. It includes guidance on all the key areas of team coaching, including coaching the board and supervising team coaching and how a team can engage effectively with key stake holders in a collective manner. Offering a practical road map with numerous examples, Leadership Team Coaching brings together the latest research to teach you how you can develop people from disparate groups into a high performing team to transform your business.

Leading Teams

Setting the Stage for Great Performances

Author: J. Richard Hackman

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1578513332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Teams have more talent and experience, more diverse resources, and greater operating flexibility than individual performers. So why do so many teams either struggle unpleasantly toward an unsatisfactory conclusion-or, worse, crash and burn shortly after launch? J. Richard Hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that the answer to this puzzle is rooted in flawed thinking about team leadership. It is not a leader's management style that determines how well a team performs, but how well a leader designs and supports a team so that members can managethemselves. According to Hackman, cookie-cutter formulas and prescribed leadership styles often backfire because they place far too much emphasis on the leader as the primary cause of team behavior. InLeading Teams, he identifies the key conditions that any leader can put in place to increase the likelihood of team success-regardless of his or her personality or preferred style of operating. Through extensive research and compelling examples ranging from orchestras to economic analysts to airline cockpit crews, Hackman identifies five conditions that set the stage for great performances: a real team, a compelling direction, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, and the availability of competent coaching. Leading Teamsoutlines what leaders can do to structure, support, and guide teams in a way that · enhances the social processes essential to collective work; · builds shared commitment, skills, and task-appropriate coordination strategies; · helps members troubleshoot problems and spot emerging opportunities; and · captures experiences and translates them into shared knowledge. Out of these conditions, Hackman argues, the very best teams emerge-teams that exceed client expectations, grow in capability over time, and contribute to the learning and personal fulfillment of individual members. Authoritative, practical, and astutely realistic,Leading Teamsoffers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting. AUTHORBIO:J. Richard Hackmanis the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He resides in Bethany, Connecticut, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Leadership Team Coaching

Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

Author: Peter Hawkins

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749458844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 8384

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Organisations are most effective when the teams accountable for the organisation's success are performing to the best of their abilities. When the relationships within the team work well, and all members of the team have a clear focus the team has a significant impact on achieving goals and building business. Leadership Team Coaching is aimed at anyone whose role it is to encourage and develop a team. Providing a thorough understanding of the role and importance the team has in contributing to an organizations objectives, it provides the practical tools and techniques to facilitate effective team performance. It includes guidance on all the key areas of team coaching, including coaching the board and supervising team coaching and how a team can engage effectively with key stake holders in a collective manner. Offering a practical road map with numerous examples, Leadership Team Coaching brings together the latest research to teach you how you can develop people from disparate groups into a high performing team to transform your business.

Strengths Based Leadership

Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Author: Tom Rath,Barry Conchie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1595620257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Two leadership consultants identify three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

Take the Lid Off Your Church: 6 Steps to Building a Healthy Senior Leadership Team

Author: Tony Morgan

Publisher: Tony Morgan

ISBN: 0988950812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This is a practical eBook to help churches, non-profits and businesses rethink their structure beginning with the senior leadership team. The book addresses several key questions regarding the health of this team. If you feel stuck in your leadership or as an organization, you might want to stop looking at your frontline staff or blaming the people you’re trying to reach and spend a little more time evaluating the health of your senior leadership team. This eBook is designed to help you begin that journey.

Sticky Teams

Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page

Author: Larry Osborne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310324645

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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In Sticky Teams, Larry Osborne exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that all too often sabotage the health and harmony of even the best intentioned ministry teams. Then, with practical and seasoned advice, he shows what it takes to get a leadership board, ministry team, and an entire congregation headed in the same direction, sticking together, unified and healthy for the long haul.

Team of Teams

New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Author: General Stanley McChrystal,Chris Fussell,David Silverman,Tantum Collins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241250846

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training - but none of the enemy's speed and flexibility. McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a 'team of teams' that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. Faster, flatter and more flexible, the task force beat back al-Qaeda. In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader. Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the 'team of teams' strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations large and small. 'A bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 'An indispensable guide to organizational change' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

The Culture Engine

A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace

Author: S. Chris Edmonds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118947320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Offers a framework with which to improve workplace culture while maintaining everyday tasks.

Take the Lid Off Your Church: 6 Steps to Building a Healthy Senior Leadership Team

Author: Tony Morgan

Publisher: Tony Morgan

ISBN: 0988950812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9678

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This is a practical eBook to help churches, non-profits and businesses rethink their structure beginning with the senior leadership team. The book addresses several key questions regarding the health of this team. If you feel stuck in your leadership or as an organization, you might want to stop looking at your frontline staff or blaming the people you’re trying to reach and spend a little more time evaluating the health of your senior leadership team. This eBook is designed to help you begin that journey.

Teams That Thrive

Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership

Author: Ryan T. Hartwig,Warren Bird

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830841196

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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What do the top church teams do to thrive together? Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, this coaching tool presents their discoveries, culminating in five disciplines that will enable your team to thrive.

Leading Teams with Integrity

Advice from Leadership Experts (Collection)

Author: Stedman Graham,Ken Blanchard,Jon Huntsman,Doug Lennick,Fred Kiel Ph.D.

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133087182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

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Know who you are and what you stand for—and use that knowledge to become a truly great leader! Four great books help you become a more focused, honorable, successful leader! In Identity: Your Passport to Success, Stedman Graham reveals why success in life flows from establishing your authentic identity: first, within yourself, and then outside, in the world. Graham provides a working definition of identity, shares powerful insights about why it’s so important, offers a process and structure for your own journey, and introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for SuccessTM. In Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition, the legendary Ken Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. Discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line,” and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. In Winners Never Cheat, Jon M. Huntsman shows how to succeed at the top, without sacrificing principles that make life worth living. Huntsman personally built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. Now, he tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. Finally, in Moral Intelligence 2.0, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel demonstrate why sustainable optimal business performance requires superior moral and emotional competencies. Using new case studies, they identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. Readers will find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a new step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, and more. From world-renowned experts in team building and team leadership, including Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems (Large Print 16pt)

Author: J. Richard Hackman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145962601X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

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Intelligence professionals are commonly viewed as solo operators. But these days intelligence work is mostly about collaboration. Interdisciplinary and even inter - organizational teams are necessary to solve the really hard problems intelligence professionals face. Tragically, these teams often devolve into wheel - spinning, contentious assemblies that get nothing done. Or members may disengage from a team if they find its work frustrating, trivial, or a waste of their time. Even teams with a spirit of camaraderie may take actions that are flat - out wrong. But there is also good news. This book draws on recent research findings as well as Harvard Professor Richard Hackman's own experience as an intelligence community researcher and advisor to show how leaders can create an environment where teamwork flourishes. Hackman identifies six enabling conditions - such as establishing clear norms of conduct and providing well - timed team coaching - that increase the likelihood that teams will be effective in any setting or type of organization.. Although written explicitly for intelligence, defense, crisis management, and law enforcement professionals it will also be valuable for improving team success in all kinds of leadership, management, service, and production teams in business, government, and nonprofit enterprises.

The Ideal Team Player

How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Author: Patrick Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119209595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The author uses a fable to describe how a man taking over the family business is forced to rapidly build and create a culture based on the virtues of a true team player, before laying out the real framework for placing the system in real world institutions.

Nuclear Energy Leadership

Lessons Learned from U.S. Operators

Author: Mary Jo Rogers

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

ISBN: 1593702450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

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The nuclear industry has quietly evolved over the past 30 years to become one of the safest and most reliable low-cost producers of electricity. Mary Jo Rogers's new book, Nuclear Energy Leadership: Lessons Learned from US Operators, provides helpful suggestions as well as useful tools drawn from the best of the nuclear industry. This timely book illustrates with convincing detail and relevant case studies how the lessons from the best nuclear operators can be applied to nonnuclear operations-based organizations to markedly improve production and safety performance. The author draws from a research database on nuclear leaders, supervisors, senior leadership teams and organizations, interviews with numerous nuclear leaders, as well as extensive personal experience assisting in nuclear power plant turnarounds. With increased pressure on cost of production for fossil generation and oil and gas, readers from the energy and utility industries would greatly benefit from the lessons learned by excellent nuclear operators.

Product Leadership

How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams

Author: Richard Banfield,Martin Eriksson,Nate Walkingshaw

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491960574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t? This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource. In three parts, Product Leadership helps you explore: Themes and patterns of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics Best approaches for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution Strategies and tactics for working with customers, agencies, partners, and external stakeholders