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Creating a High Performance Team: Gain the Skills of Today's Successful Leaders

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Companies have become increasingly complex—both geographically and operationally. Old top-down leadership styles need to be replaced with two-way communication and collaboration. Learn the specific tasks you'll need to orchestrate in order to lead teams successfully in today's organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Creating a High Performance Team: Gain the Skills of Today’s Successful Leaders
    1. Copyright
    2. Table of Contents
    3. About the Authors
      1. Doug Watsabaugh
      2. Rick Conlow
      3. WCW Partners
    4. Preface
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Workplace and Management Competencies mapping
    5. About the Crisp 50-Minute Series
      1. What You Need to Know
    6. A Note to Instructors
    7. Part 1: The Task of Building a Team
      1. Chapter 1: The Value of Teams
        1. Resistance to Teams
      2. Chapter 2: The Definition of Team
      3. Chapter 3: Stages of Team Development
        1. Forming
        2. Storming
        3. Norming
        4. Performing
        5. Adjourning
        6. Repeating the Cycle
      4. Chapter 4: Types of Teams
        1. New Teams
        2. Problem Teams
        3. Tired Teams
        4. Virtual Teams
      5. Chapter 5: The Language of Teams
      6. Chapter 6: Part Summary
    8. Part 2: The Leader of Teams
      1. Chapter 7: So, You’re Going to Lead a Team
        1. Qualities of an Effective Team Leader
      2. Chapter 8: Identifying the Team’s Purpose
        1. Purpose Statements
        2. A Great Purpose Statement
      3. Chapter 9: Choosing the Best Team
        1. Jerry Hirschberg’s Strategies
        2. Your Strategies
      4. Chapter 10: Part Summary
    9. Part 3: Creating the New Team
      1. Chapter 11: If Only It Were This Easy!
      2. Chapter 12: Stage 1: Forming
        1. The First Meeting: Leadership Tasks
      3. Chapter 13: Stage 2: Constructive Storming
        1. Positive Storming Tools
      4. Chapter 14: Stage 3: Norming
        1. Charter: Our Promise to Deliver
      5. Chapter 15: Stage 4: Performing
      6. Chapter 16: Stage 5: Adjourning
      7. Chapter 17: Part Summary
    10. Part 4: Fixing the Problem Team
      1. Chapter 18: Re-Forming a Problem Team
        1. Re-Forming the Problem Team
        2. Re-Forming Leader Strategies
      2. Chapter 19: Constructive Storming
        1. Win-Lose vs. Win-Win
        2. Dealing with Win-Lose Situations as They Arise
        3. Confrontation
        4. Moving Misfits to a Better Fit
      3. Chapter 20: Norming and Performing
      4. Chapter 21: Part Summary
    11. Part 5: Revitalizing the Inactive Team & Creating the Virtual Team
      1. Chapter 22: Revitalizing the Inactive Team
        1. Rewriting the Vision
        2. When Vision Isn’t Clear
        3. When Vision Is Hard to Establish
        4. Dimensions of a Team’s Vision
      2. Chapter 23: The New Virtual Team
        1. Virtual Team: Pre-Forming Stage
        2. Forming the Virtual Team
        3. Storming with the Virtual Team
        4. Performing with the Virtual Team
        5. Adjourning the Virtual Team
      3. Chapter 24: The Intact Team
      4. Chapter 25: Building a High Performance Team
      5. Chapter 26: Part Summary
    12. Appendix
      1. Additional Reading