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
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e-Book ISBN: 9780814434086

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Table of Contents




The Opportunity 1

The Challenge 2

Is There a Model We Can Use to Build

a Team of Leaders? 4


Creating Advantage Through the Five-Stage

Team Development Model 13

Self-Managed Work Teams 16

The Team Development Model 17

Understanding Where Your Team Is 30

Starting Up and Developing High-Performance Teams 48

A Note About the Impact of Teams on Families 58

Challenges, Tensions, and Key Factors

During Implementation 61

How Using the Five-Stage Team Development

Model Will Help Build Leaders 63


Secrets of Great Design 65

Connecting Team Members Around a Sense of Purpose 68

You Get What You Design For 69

Design Guidelines 81

OSD Tool Sets 86

Challenges, Tensions, and Key Factors During

Implementation 104

How Redesigning Your Systems Will Help

Build Leaders 105


Teams Have Processes, Too 107

Performing the Core Work 110

Managing Performance 116

Selecting and On-Boarding New

Members 123

Building Capability of the Team and

Its Members 128

Managing the Disengagement or Deselection

of Team Members 129

Challenges, Tensions, and Key Factors During

Implementation 132

How Improving Your Processes Will Help

Build Leaders 134


Team Value Creation Model 135

Context for Value-Creating Teams 139

Developing a Team Value Creation Model 145

A Whole-Brained Approach 158

Challenges, Tensions, and Key Factors During

Implementation 158

How Developing a Value Creation Model Will

Help Build Leaders 160


Developing and Managing Knowledge Is Key

to Team Performance 161

Cultural Analysis: Knowledge Management 165

Challenges, Tensions, and Key Factors During

Implementation 178

How Developing and Managing Knowledge

Will Help Build Leaders 179


Visual Management 181

Your Current Environment 184

Tell Me More About Visual Management 186

Visual Management and the Brain 188

So What Will Visual Management Do for Us? 189

Is Visual Management Worth It? 190

How Visual Management Began 191

How to Implement Visual Management 201

How Visual Management Impacts on and Evolves

with Every Stage of Team Development 207

Challenges, Tensions, and Key Factors During

Implementation 208

How Visual Management Will Help

Build Leaders 209

Conclusion 211

Notes 215

Index 219

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