A Team of Leaders

Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results

A Team of Leaders

Authors: Paul Gustavson, Stewart Liff
Pub Date: March 2014
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438350
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434086

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“Tremendous! A Team of Leaders is a superb guide for all those who work in teams and who aspire to perform at the very highest levels. Simultaneously filled with deep insight and practical applications, this wonderful book delivers both the why and how in producing literal ‘teams of leaders’ at every level. Highly recommended!”— Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and coauthor of Smart Trust: The Defining Skill That Transforms Managers into Leaders

“Leadership is a team sport and teams require collective leadership. Through their insightful ‘Five-Stage Team Development Model’ Gustavson and Liff instruct and shape high perform-ing teams and individuals. Their ideas are grounded in their deep consulting expertise and they are presented with tools and examples to make them usable to others. Any leader who recognizes the job of making others better will find this book a thoughtful and practical guide.”— Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group; coauthor of HR Transformation: Building Human Resources from the Outside In

“As a head coach, I can’t be everywhere all the time. To be great, I need a ‘team of leaders’ among my staff as well as the student athletes who will step up and lead on and off the football field. The principles, concepts, examples, and practical applications shared in this book are helping us accomplish that. I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious about helping teams grow, develop, and succeed—at home, at church, or wherever else they might find themselves.”— Bronco Mendenhall, head football coach, Brigham Young University

“Gustavson and Liff lay out a practical, step-by-step approach for creating an organization that recognizes, rewards, and capitalizes on its most valuable asset—employees. Vision and determination alone are not enough to fundamentally change an organization or to thoroughly engage employees. You also need a carefully thought out plan that considers all of the elements necessary to succeed as well as an awareness of how to avoid dead ends and rabbit holes. This book shows you how to do just that. A must-read for those who undertake this most difficult—but ultimately rewarding—of journeys.”— Joe Thompson, former Undersecretary for Veterans Benefits, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“If you’ve tried the team approach but never got past the forming and storming stages this book will tell you how to do it right. Teams are designed—usually inadvertently—to get the results they get. Gustavson and Liff show you how to design teams of leaders that get the results you need.”— Bob Stone, former Chief of Reinventing Government in the Clinton administration and author of Confessions of a Civil Servant

“Paul Gustavson and Stew Liff show how to elicit more powerful results from teams working in complex and demanding environments. It’s said that ‘attention is the currency of leadership’; here is an artful approach to capture the attention of team members in order to create better value through better design, process and knowledge that applies to both public and private sectors.”— W. Scott Gould, EVP Medical Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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