Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders

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Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders is a practical guide for building and sustaining top performing teams. Based on the author's many years of consulting experience with teams in the public and private sector, the Second Edition describes why teams are important, how they function, and what makes them productive.

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Offers necessary tools to help members and leaders work together to achieve high performance

Enhanced information about the design and management of meetings

Incorporates real-life examples and questionnaires giving readers the opportunity for self-evaluation

A bestseller in its First Edition, Creating Effective Teams, Second Edition is sure to be a perfect fit for team leaders and members, trainers, managers, consultants, psychologists, military, and educators. Students enrolled in organizational studies, management, human resources, social psychology, education, group studies, leadership, sociology, and communication courses may also benefit from this bestseller.

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"Creating Effective Teams by Susan Wheelan is the team development book that I’ve been waiting for. Easy to read and understand, it has something for everybody. For the manager, it clearly explains how teams actually work, what makes them productive and what the leader needs to do to help the team. It also includes tips on popular, but ineffective, steps to avoid." 

(John McGlaughlin)

"We see many school staffs and leadership teams which are simply stuck at a particular stage in their professional growth. Until this book, there has been a huge gap in user-friendly resources to help them become more productive. We are providing a copy for every school staff and leadership team with whom we work." 

(Jan Kesselring)

About the Author:

Susan A. Wheelan, PhD, is president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She was professor of Psychological Studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. She has worked in a number of school, hospital, and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Award in 1992. She is coeditor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She coauthored How to Discipline Without Feeling Guilty. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups, Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Group Research and Practice, and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. She has written numerous articles for publication as well. Dr. Wheelan has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has led workshops and training seminars on such topics as Executive Development, The Role of the Internal Consultant, Working in Teams, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Dealing With Difficult Employees, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more. She has been an invited speaker in Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Topics included group and organizational development, diversity, and conflict management.

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