Nice Teams Finish Last

The Secret to Unleashing Your Team's Maximum Potential

 Nice Teams Finish Last

Author: Brian Cole Miller
Pub Date: May 2010
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814413937
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e-Book ISBN: 9780814413944

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There’s nothing nice about lack of results. This powerful book of exercises helps teams get less “nice” and become more effective.

Don’t rock the boat. Don’t make waves. Don’t offend anyone. There’s a palpable feeling that clouds many team meetings and keeps them from being productive: over-politeness. And while the conflict that naturally exists in most organizations hasn’t gone away, it manifests itself in passive-aggression, mediocrity, and a molasses-like inability to get anything done.

Nice Teams Finish Last provides the antidote to this all-too-common tendency, giving managers, team leaders and members, and facilitators the practical support they need to battle “the nice trap” and start getting results! The book helps readers encourage skills such as constructive criticism, honest communication, and the kind of conflict that drives innovation and quality without hurting feelings or creating enemies. From giving clear, sharp feedback, to effectively challenging others, this book provides the eye-opening tools teams need to achieve very nice results!

About the Author

BRIAN COLE MILLER (Dublin, OH) is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm whose clients include WellPoint, Ohio State University, and Nationwide Insurance. He is the author of the bestselling Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers (978-0-8144-7201-9) as well as Keeping Employees Accountable for Results (978-0-8144-7320-7), and More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers (978-0-8144-7378-8).

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