From the Back Cover
Will your company be around in five years' time? Not unless it is a high performance team-based organization.- Leslie Bendaly
Most organizations recognize that their success is directly connected to the effectiveness of their teams. Many, however, have not found and applied the simple tools and techniques that can quickly turn ordinary groups into high performance teams. Strength in Numbers is designed to help organizations - build fit teams - create an open and friendly environment - make meetings work - define and develop leadership dimensions - develop participation
In Strength in Numbers, second edition, bestselling author Leslie Bendaly provides a guide to creating exceptional teams in her popular, anecdotal style.
The guide includes
* The Team Fitness Test to measure your team's effectiveness * Tools for strengthening traditional work groups, self-directed teams, and virtual teams * The six elements critical to a high performance team * How to develop shared leadership * How to strengthen team cohesiveness, climate, and change compatibility * How to create group processes that produce powerful results * Tools and tips that can easily be used to heighten a team's performance Bendaly has included team workouts, hands-on techniques, and strategies to allow team leaders and members to build the fit high performance teams they require to ensure organizations remain viable in the fast-paced, high-change '90s. In this expanded and revised edition of the original bestseller, Leslie Bendaly has added Making Virtual Teams an Effective Reality, Team Talk, and Facilitation With Ease, enriched the section on self-directed teams and updated her popular Team Fitness Test.
About the Author
Leslie Bendaly is a leading teamwork specialist based in Toronto. She is much in demand as a speaker and trainer and divides her professional time between speaking engagements, writing, and leading training and team development workshops. She is author of the bestselling Games Teams Play, available from McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Canada