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The Wisdom of Teams

Jon R KatzenbachDouglas K Smith

The Wisdom of Teams

Jon R KatzenbachDouglas K Smith

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The definitive classic on high-performance teams

The Wisdom of Teams is the definitive work on how to create high-performance teams in any organization. Having sold nearly a half million copies and been translated into more than fifteen languages, the authors' clarion call that teams should be the basic unit of organization for most businesses has permanently shaped the way companies reach the highest levels of performance.

Using engaging case studies and testimonials from both successful and failed teams--ranging fromFortune 500 companies to the U.S. Army to high school sports--the authors explain the dynamics of teams both in great detail and with a broad view. Their conclusions and prescriptions span the familiar to the counterintuitive:

* Commitment to performance goals and common purpose is more important to team success than team building.
* Opportunities for teams exist in all parts of the organization.
* Real teams are the most successful spearheads of change at all levels.
* Working in teams naturally integrates performance and learning.
* Team "endings" can be as important to manage as team "beginnings."

Wisdom lies in recognizing a team's unique potential to deliver results and in understanding its many benefits--development of individual members, team accomplishments, and stronger companywide performance. Katzenbach and Smith's comprehensive classic is the essential guide to unlocking the potential of teams in your organization.


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About "The Wisdom of Teams"

The definitive classic on high-performance teams

The Wisdom of Teams is the definitive work on how to create high-performance teams in any organization. Having sold nearly a half million copies and been translated into more than fifteen languages, the authors' clarion call that teams should be the basic unit of organization for most businesses has permanently shaped the way companies reach the highest levels of performance.

Using engaging case studies and testimonials from both successful and failed teams--ranging fromFortune 500 companies to the U.S. Army to high school sports--the authors explain the dynamics of teams both in great detail and with a broad view. Their conclusions and prescriptions span the familiar to the counterintuitive:

* Commitment to performance goals and common purpose is more important to team success than team building.
* Opportunities for teams exist in all parts of the organization.
* Real teams are the most successful spearheads of change at all levels.
* Working in teams naturally integrates performance and learning.
* Team "endings" can be as important to manage as team "beginnings."

Wisdom lies in recognizing a team's unique potential to deliver results and in understanding its many benefits--development of individual members, team accomplishments, and stronger companywide performance. Katzenbach and Smith's comprehensive classic is the essential guide to unlocking the potential of teams in your organization.

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Meet the Authors

Jon R Katzenbach

Jon R. Katzenbach is a founder of Katzenbach Partners, consultants in the areas of team, leadership, and workforce performance. His published works include "Real Change Leaders, Teams at the Top, The Work of Teams, " and "Peak Performance". Mr. Katzenbach and Mr. Smith are both formerly of McKinsey & Company.

Douglas K Smith

Doug Smith has drawn the lessons for "On Value and Values" from hiswork across more than 40 industries and professions as a teacher, lawyer, writer, historian, consultant, and thinker. Named in "The GuruGuide" as one of the worldOs leading management thinkers, he is author orcoauthor of five books, including "Make Success Measurable," "TheDiscipline of Teams, Taking Charge of Change," and the internationalbestsellers "The Wisdom of Teams and Fumbling the Future: " "How XeroxInvented Then Ignored Personal Computing," His work has been featured in"Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Har

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 450224
  • Product Code 9781633691063
  • ISBN 1633691063
  • EAN 9781633691063
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins
  • Publication Date Oct 2015
  • Sales Rank #86468
  • Dimensions 240 x 169 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.553kg

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