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.

Leadership Team Coaching

Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

Author: Peter Hawkins

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749469714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Organizations are most effective when the teams responsible for the organization'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 delivering results. Leadership Team Coaching is designed for people who have the responsibility to encourage and develop a team. It provides a thorough understanding of the role and importance of the team to organizational objectives and provides practical tools and techniques to facilitate effective team performance. Offering a practical road map with numerous examples, Peter Hawkins brings together the latest research to illustrate how to develop people from disparate groups into a high performing team to transform a business. The second edition of Leadership Team Coaching is completely updated and addresses latest developments in the world of leadership teams and team coaching. It takes an in-depth look at the area of coaching the board and includes new international case studies as well as new chapters on how to select the players for a high performing team and on how CEOs can develop effective teams with shared leadership.

Leadership Team Coaching in Practice

Developing High-performing Teams

Author: Peter Hawkins

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749469730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Leadership Team Coaching in Practice looks at how leadership team coaching techniques have been applied internationally across a variety of team types and sectors. With expert contributors including chief executives, team coaches, team leaders and consultants, this practical guide offers a range of real case studies to illustrate best practice with a detailed analysis of methods and processes tailored to the needs of each organization. Readers will learn how to develop their own unique approach to fostering collective transformational leadership across teams, whatever their business sector and whatever type of team they lead. The book can be used either as a stand-alone workbook or as a practical companion to Leadership Team Coaching, which offers a comprehensive introduction to creating and developing high performing teams through transformational leadership.

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.

Teams That Thrive

Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership

Author: Ryan T. Hartwig,Warren Bird

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830897577

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner It's increasingly clear that leadership should be shared—for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don t know how to take their leadership team to the point where it thrives. Others seriously need a new approach to leadership: pastors are tired, congregations are stuck, and meanwhile the work never lets up. But what does it actually mean to do leadership well as a team? How can it be done in a way that avoids frustration and burnout? How does team leadership best equip the staff and bless a congregation? What do the top church teams do to actually thrive together? Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches of various sizes and traditions throughout the United States who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, they present their discoveries here, culminating in five disciplines that, if implemented, can enable your team to thrive. The result? A coaching tool for senior leadership teams that enables struggling teams to thrive, and resources teams doing well to do their work even better.

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.

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

View: 7995

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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

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.

Change Leadership in Nursing

How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN,Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAHA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108385

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere. Key Features Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels

Die 5 Dysfunktionen eines Teams

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni,Andreas Schieberle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh über die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen können, dass ihr Team so fürchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen würden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Führungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das Überleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefährdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthüllt Lencioni die fünf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu führen, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team führen und die fünf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Büchern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft für alle enthält, die danach streben, außergewöhnliche Teamleiter und Führungskräfte zu werden.

Journey to Excellence

How Baldridge Health Care Leaders Succeed

Author: Kathleen Jennison Goonan

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873897358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Building High-Performance Local Governments

Case Studies in Leadership at All Levels

Author: John Pickering,Gerald Brokaw,Philip Harnden,Anton Gardner

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 6622

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Don’t permit your organization to be lulled into complacency after recovering from a tough recession. Explore what’s necessary to improve the performance of your organization, including the development of leaders at all levels who will use their full capabilities to boost collective results. The High-Performance Organization Model identifies the steps needed to diagnose what will be required to achieve the strategic outcomes you define as success. It shows which levers will move the organization in the direction you decide is critical. This book contains more than just theory; here you’ll find case studies of local governments—demonstrating how Commonwealth Centers for High-Performance Organizations’ (CCHPO) model has been applied in the past to improve performance. You will learn how employees emerged as leaders to identify and tackle problems, developed the tools needed, and organized their thoughts to work through solutions which could be applied effectively without the traditional bureaucratic hassle. These examples show how a supportive, values-based work culture can be cultivated to expand thinking power by increasing discretionary effort from all levels of the organization. Engaged employees can be leaders who refocus your services, improve your processes, save money, and solve problems. Your organization can benefit from the full range of talents, skills, and abilities that often lie untapped, but become accessible through the principles of the High-Performance Organization model. This model will be an indispensable tool for any person looking to make significant improvements throughout their organization. The detailed case studies and easy-to-follow model created by the Commonwealth Center for High-Performance Organizations make for a pleasantly informative guide that will give a special advantage to readers who implement their standards.

Bullseye!

Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact

Author: William A. Schiemann,John H. Lingle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439119414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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At last, in this book, the great paradox of measurement is resolved. According to the authors' original -- and revealing -- research companies that manage by measurement outperform less disciplined competitors by an average three-year return on investment of 80 percent versus an average ROI of 45 percent. Yet few companies have put in place a disciplined approach for measuring the key nonfinancial, strategic performance areas that are so crucial to a firm's success. Bullseye! treats measurement as a key senior-management business issue. The authors explore the role of measurement in adding clarity and specificity to an organization's strategy, and in driving efforts to translate strategy into operational initiatives and business results. Organizational change and measurement experts William Schiemann and John Lingle have written the first book to provide a complete detailed blueprint for implementing a strategic measurement system. To resolve the measurement paradox, they have created as the centerpiece of Bullseye! a detailed case study that describes a four-phase process that will successfully transform any company into a measurement-managed organization. The four phases of this process are: defining a strategic business model, designing measures to support the model cascading the model and measures throughout the organization, and embedding the measures into the leadership processes of the organization. In eminently readable prose, the authors confront head-on the powerful forces that conspire to prevent a company from gaining the full value from its measurement system. In the process, Schiemann and Lingle have developed an integrative framework that covers all the major measurement areas: markets and customers, finance, people, operations, the environment, and suppliers. In fact, the authors go Beyond other published accounts of measurement systems by providing strategic tools to manage customer, community, environmental, and regulatory stakeholders along with suppliers, and adaptability -- the level at which a company learns and innovates. Focus and speed, they argue, are the essential competitive qualities. Following the guidelines recommended in this book, executives with responsibility for setting and implementing strategy should be able to make significant improvements in three months and major changes within a year. Bullseye! is must reading for all general managers at the corporate, division, and business-unit levels.

Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations

Evidence-based Best Practices and Guidelines

Author: Eduardo Salas,Scott Tannenbaum,Deborah Cohen,Gary Latham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

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Praise for Developing and Enhancing Teamwork inOrganizations "Few questions are more vital and important than teamwork, in anincreasingly interdependent and connected world. This volume is aunique and essential reference for managers, scholars and anyoneinterested in enhancing team performance. The combination of vividreal-world examples with thoughtful evidence-based frameworks willmake a lasting contribution to the study and practice of team-basedmanagement." —John Boudreau, Professor of Management andOrganization, USC Marshall School of Business "Excellent practice insights from leading practitioners andacademics. A valuable contribution to our knowledge concerning howto create and manage teams." —Ed Lawler, Director of Center for EffectiveOrganizations

The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

Author: Pat Galagan,Kevin Oakes

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1607287943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The Executive Guide to Talent Management will present strategic and tactical guidelines for training and development professionals seeking to play key roles in the process of building organizational capability and engagement by integrating talent acquisition, development, and deployment across traditional HR silos.

Understanding School Leadership

Author: Peter Earley,Dick Weindling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412931924

Category: Education

Page: 224

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`This is a book packed with ideas and insights. It is informed by evidence from school leaders and provides a valuable overview of many important theories and research findings. A strength of the book is the way it pulls together empirical research the authors have conducted over the last 20 years. Such a long term view offers a new and needed long term perspective on school leadership and enables the authors to show how trends in leaders' careers, thinking and practice have emerged and unfolded. Researchers and practitioners alike will find something of value in this book' - Professor Geoff Southworth, Director of Research, National College for School Leadership '[A]n excellent, well-written, extensively referenced, empirically based contribution to school leadership thinking... Earley and Weindling offer valuable insights for all of us: serving headteachers/principles, advisory and distinct-wide policy makers and aspiring headteachers' - Journal of Educational Administration By giving a detailed picture of the rapidly developing field of educational leadership, this book focuses on how to become a more effective manager and on understanding the vital importance of the manager's role in school improvement. Written in a clear and readable style, it contains an extensive exploration of leadership models and management strategies and is based on the latest research. The text is supplemented with case studies of leadership in action. Understanding School Leadership is indispensable reading for those who have a managerial role within their school and for students of educational management.

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Work and Wellbeing

Author: Peter Y. Chen,Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118716213

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

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Part of the six-volume reference set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume is a comprehensive look at wellbeing in the workplace at organizational, managerial, and individual levels. Discusses the implications of theory and practice in the field of workplace wellbeing Incorporates not only coverage of workplace stress in relation to wellbeing, but also aspects of positive psychology Explores the role of governments in promoting work place well being Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences Topics include work-life balance; coping strategies and characters of individuals; characteristics of workplaces and organizational strategies that are conducive to wellbeing; and many more

The Secret of Teams

What Great Teams Know and Do

Author: Mark Miller,Ken Blanchard

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609940938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

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Presents a business fable that discusses the three elements that successful teams have in common and how to implement them into one's organization.

Developing High Performance Leadership Teams

Author: Lynda McDermott

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1562869590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

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Today’s work challenges often demand the best and brightest to come together, each one offering expertise in her special niche. However, when “leaders of leaders” come together to form a leadership team, challenges often arise. Leaders are used to having the final say, and are often unaccustomed to the collaborative, team-oriented relationships required of leadership teams. In this TD at Work, you will: • Define what leadership teams do. • Determine whether or not you have the right leadership structure. • Discover the challenges and benefits of leadership teams. • Learn how to launch a new leadership team. • Determine how to measure the success of a leadership team.

Who's in the Room?

How Great Leaders Structure and Manage the Teams Around Them

Author: Bob Frisch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118170083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Is your company run by a team with no name? At the top of every organization chart lies a myth—that aSenior Management Team makes a company's critical decisions. Thereality is that critical decisions are typically made by the bossand a small group of confidants—a "team with noname"—outside of formal processes. Meanwhile, other membersof the management team wonder why they weren't in the room or evenconsulted ahead of time. The dysfunction that results from this gapbetween myth and reality has led to years of unproductive teambuilding exercises. The problems, Frisch shows, are ones of processand structure, not psychology. In Who's in the Room? Bob Frisch provides a uniqueperspective to this widely misunderstood issue. Flying in the faceof decades of organizational psychology, he argues that thesolution lies not in addressing behaviors, but in unseating thesenior management team as the epicenter of decision making. Using abroad portfolio of teams—large and small, permanent andtemporary, formal and informal—great leaders match eachdecision to the appropriate team in a fluid, flexible approach thatyou won't find described in management textbooks. Who's in the Room? is based on interviews with CEOs atorganizations ranging from MasterCard to Ticketmaster to The RedCross. Understand and embrace the way decision-making actually happensin their organizations Use these "teams with no names" to best advantage Engage the Senior Management Team in the three critical tasksfor which it is ideally suited Organizations will get better decisions and superior results byunleashing the full potential of their Senior Management Teams. Andbosses will see a dramatic drop-off in people coming into theiroffices asking, "Why wasn't I in the room?"