A Team of Leaders: Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results

  • 2h 23m
  • Paul Gustavson, Stewart Liff
  • 2014

Workplace teams are supposed to harness employees' talents to tackle challenges. But the reality often falls short...

Now imagine having a team where everyone steps up and performs all of the leadership tasks. Imagine a team that is constantly sharing knowledge and pushing the envelope--one that does long term planning and produces outstanding performance.

A Team of Leaders shows readers how to design systems that nurture the leadership potential of every employee--the key to creating high-performance teams. The book's proven principles and techniques include:

  • The Five-Stage Team Development Model that maps the transition from traditional to self-directed teams
  • Best practices in team process design
  • A Team Value Creation Tool that allows members to appreciate the significance of what they contribute each day
  • Visual Management
  • And more

Filled with real-world examples, this fresh approach transforms passive groups of disparate people into effective teams of leaders--workplace teams that work!

About the Authors

PAUL GUSTAVSON is a former chair of the Marriott School of Management's OB/HR Advisory Board and founder of OPD, which helps organizations around the world create and sustain high-performance teams.

STEWART LIFF is a human resources and visual management expert and the author of Managing Government Employees.

In this Book

  • A Team of Leaders—Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results
  • About AMACOM
  • Introduction
  • Creating Advantage Through the Five-Stage Team Development Model
  • Secrets of Great Design
  • Teams Have Processes, Too
  • Team Value Creation Model
  • Developing and Managing Knowledge Is Key to Team Performance
  • Visual Management
  • Conclusion
  • Notes


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