Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-performance Organization

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To discover what differentiates various levels of team performance, where and how teams work best, and how to enhance their effectiveness, the authors talked with hundreds of people involved in more than fifty different teams. The "Wisdom of Teams" includes stories and case examples involving real people and situations and shows why teams will be the primary building blocks of company performance in the future. Commitment to performance goals and common purpose is more important to team success than team building Opportunities for teams exist in all parts of the organisation. Successful team leaders do not fit an ideal profile and are not necessarily the most senior people on the team.

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PRAISE for "The Wisdom of Teams"
A thoughtful and well-written book filled with fascinating examples . . . You will be hard-pressed to find a better guide to the essential building block of the organization of the future. "BusinessWeek"
An unusually thorough study of teams . . . As well as challenging much conventional wisdom about teams, the book is full of advice about how to organize properand properly effectiveteams. "Financial Times"
"The Wisdom of Teams" captures the power and vision of what great business teams can accomplish. Its stories and lessons should be read and learned. Senator Bill Bradley
Jon Katzenbach and Doug Smith have lived with high-performance teams for years. Now they share their meticulous observations with all of us in an important and timely book, brimming with useful detail. Tom Peters
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PRAISE for The Wisdom of Teams
A thoughtful and well-written book filled with fascinating examples . . . You will be hard-pressed to find a better guide to the essential building block of the organization of the future. BusinessWeek
An unusually thorough study of teams . . . As well as challenging much conventional wisdom about teams, the book is full of advice about how to organize properand properly effectiveteams. Financial Times
The Wisdom of Teams captures the power and vision of what great business teams can accomplish. Its stories and lessons should be read and learned. Senator Bill Bradley
Jon Katzenbach and Doug Smith have lived with high-performance teams for years. Now they share their meticulous observations with all of us in an important and timely book, brimming with useful detail. Tom Peters
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PRAISE for The Wisdom of Teams
"A thoughtful and well-written book filled with fascinating examples . . . You will be hard-pressed to find a better guide to the essential building block of the organization of the future." -- BusinessWeek
"An unusually thorough study of teams . . . As well as challenging much conventional wisdom about teams, the book is full of advice about how to organize proper--and properly effective--teams." -- Financial Times
"The Wisdom of Teams captures the power and vision of what great business teams can accomplish. Its stories and lessons should be read and learned." -- Senator Bill Bradley
"Jon Katzenbach and Doug Smith have lived with high-performance teams for years. Now they share their meticulous observations with all of us in an important and timely book, brimming with useful detail." -- Tom Peters

About the Author:

Jon R. Katzenbach has been with McKinsey & Company, Inc. for more than three decades, and since the mid-1980's has led the firm's worldwide organization performance and change practice.

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