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When Teams Work Best

When Teams Work Best
6000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed

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January 2002 | 256 pages | SAGE Response

Prologue: A Brief Perspective on Teamwork and Collaboration

What Makes a Good Team Member? The Abilities and Behaviors That Matter

Team Relationships: Simple and Easy Versus Complicated and Hard

Team Problem Solving: Raising and Resolving the Real Issues

The Team Leader: What Works\What Gets in the Way

The Organization Environment: Promoting Clarity, Confidence, and Commitment

A Final Word

Appendix: Reliability of the Collaborative Team Leader Instrument



Frank M. J. LaFasto

Frank LaFasto, Ph.D., recently retired as Senior Vice President of Organization Effectiveness after 30 years with Cardinal Health, Inc., a multinational health care company. An internationally recognized author and lecturer on management issues, Frank has more than 35 years’ experience helping organizations build and sustain successful teams.  Frank has written two best-sellers on the subject: Teamwork and How Teams Work Best, co-authored by Carl Larson.  He currently consults with private and public sector organizations to help them build effective teams, lead critical change initiatives, and develop executive talent. Frank resides in... More About Author

Carl Larson

Carl Larson, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Human Communication and past dean of Social Sciences at the University of Denver. His most recent work includes When Teams Work Best (Sage 2001), Successful Communication and Negotiation, and Collaborative Leadership: How Citizens and Civic Leaders Can Make a Difference. Larson consults in both the public and private sector. He received the Driscoll Master Educator Award given by the students at the University of Denver to the university’s outstanding professor.  More About Author

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ISBN: 9788178291079