Teams at the Top
Unleashing the Potential of Both Teams and Individual Leaders
By (author) Jon R. Katzenbach
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Teams at the Top by Jon R. Katzenbach
Book DescriptionIt is common knowledge that CEOs declare their direct reports as a team at the top. Yet with a culture of individual accountability and self-reliance pervading executive suites, few management groups ever function as real teams. Now, in a natural follow-up to his bestselling "The Wisdom of Teams", Jon Katzenbach offers practical guidelines for increasing leadership capacity at the highest executive levels. He shows how even the strongest and most successful CEO can improve a company's performance by turning the senior executive group into a real team - without sacrificing each member's individual leadership capabilities. "Teams at the Top" explains how to recognize when a team effort at the management level is preferable and when a work group under single leadership will do. Then, the book shows how to develop the capability to shift into whichever mode is appropriate. With stories and examples from well-known companies including Avon, Ben & Jerry's, Citicorp, and Clorox, "Teams at the Top" will help companies of all sizes and in all industries maximize the full potential of their leadership.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875847894
(241mm x 165mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harvard Business Review Press
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jon R. Katzenbach
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams (with Featured Article 'the Discipline of Teams,' by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith), Paperback (March 2013)
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People (with Featured Article 'Leadership That Gets Results,' by Daniel Goleman), Paperback (February 2011)
Managing people is fraught with challenges even if you're a seasoned manager. This book inspires you to tailor your management styles to fit your people; motivate with more responsibility, not more money; support first-time managers; build trust by soliciting input; teach smart people how to learn from failure; and build high-performing teams.
Leading Outside the Lines, Hardback (May 2010)» View all books by Jon R. Katzenbach
From bestselling ( The Wisdom of Teams) author Jon Katzenbach In this new book, the authors show through compelling first-hand case studies, that a good manager knows that to really lead a company, you cannot rely on formal structure alone, you have to use the informal organization as well.
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Author Biography - Jon R. Katzenbach
Jon R. Katzenbach is a director of McKinsey & Company in Dallas. He is the co-author of the internationally acclaimed bestseller The Wisdom of Teams and The Real Change Leaders.
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