Description: 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 that need to be orchestrated in order to lead teams successfully in today’s organizations.
Creating a High Performance Team gets right to the strategies, action steps and tools that will help you assess your organization’s need and quickly lead others to appropriate action. You’ll learn how to:
• Assess your teams current level of development
• Make continuous improvement one of you skills as a leader
• Teach your team the necessary components of high performance
• Revitalize tired teams and fix broken ones
Contents: Part 1: The Task of Building a Team • The Value of Teams • The Definition of Team • Stages of Team Development • Types of Teams • The Language of Teams • Part 2: The Leader of Teams • So, You’re Going to Lead a Team • Identifying the Team’s Purpose • Choosing the Best Team • Part 3: Creating the New Team • If Only It Were This Easy! • Stage 1: Forming • Stage 2: Constructive Storming • Stage 3: Norming • Stage 4: Performing • Stage 5: Adjourning • Part 4: Fixing the Problem Team • Re-Forming a Problem Team • Constructive Storming • Norming and Performing • Part 5: Revitalizing the Inactive Team & Creating the Virtual Team • Revitalizing the Inactive Team • The New Virtual Team • The Intact Team • Building a High Performance Team
About the Authors: Doug Watsabaugh - Doug values being a "regular person," with his feet on the ground and head in the realities of the daily challenges his clients face. It’s his heart for and experience in helping clients deal with difficult situations that distinguish him from other sales performance and leadership development consultants.
His knowledge of experiential learning and his skill at designing change processes and learning events have enabled him to measurably improve the lives of thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations in a wide variety of industries— financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, consumer goods, and technology to name a few.
Before starting his own business, Doug served as the director of operations for a national training institute, as manager of organization development for a major chemical company, and was responsible for worldwide training and organization development for the world’s third largest toy company.
He was also a partner in Performance & Human Development LLC, a California company that published high-involvement experiential activities, surveys and instruments, interactive training modules, papers, and multimedia presentations.
Doug has co-authored two books with John E. Jones, Ph.D., and William L. Bearley, Ed. D.: The New Fieldbook for Trainers published by HRD Press and Lakewood Publishing, and The OUS Quality Item Pool, about organizational survey items that measure Baldrige criteria.
He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Minnesota Quality Council, and The National Organization Development Network.
Doug’s father taught him the value of hard work, and it paid dividends: He funded his college education by playing guitar and singing with a rock ‘n’ roll band, experiencing a close call with fame when he played bass in concert with Chuck Berry. Not bad for a guy who admits to being "a bit shy."
While Doug’s guitar remains a source of enjoyment, it pales in comparison to his "number one joy and priority"—his family.
Rick Conlow: A quick glance at his professional resume leaves you with the strong impression that effort and optimism are a winning combination. Case in point: With Rick by their side, clients have achieved double- and triple-digit improvement in their sales performance, quality, customer loyalty, and service results over the past 20-plus years and earned more than 30 quality and service awards.
In a day and age where optimism and going the extra mile can sound trite, Rick has made them a differentiator. His clients include organizations that are leaders in their industries, as well as others that are less recognizable. Regardless, their goals are his goals.
Rick’s life view and extensive background in sales and leadership—as a general manager, vice president, training director, program director, national sales trainer, and consultant—are the foundation of his coaching, training, and consulting services. Participants in Rick’s experiential, "live action" programs walk away with ah-has, inspiration, and skills they can immediately put to use.
These programs include "BEST Selling!", "Moments of Magic!", "Excellence in Management!", "SuperSTAR Service and Selling!", "The Greatest Secrets of all Time!", and "Good Boss/Bad Boss—Which One Are You?"
Rick has also authored Excellence in Management, Excellence in Supervision, Returning to Learning, and Moments of Magic.
When he’s not engaging an audience or engrossed in a coaching discussion, this proud husband and father is most likely astride a weight bench or motorcycle, taking on the back roads and highways of Minnesota.