How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills, Second Edition

  • 2h 55m
  • Fran Rees
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2001

How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated resource that shows you how to develop the skills that are key for becoming a successful team leader. Step-by-step, author Fran Rees shows you how to develop the powerful facilitation skills that will help make you an outstanding team leader, coach, motivator, and facilitator. This hands-on book is filled with proven tips, tools, and techniques that can be learned today and put into action tomorrow.

Using Rees’s innovative L.E.A.D. model you can become a team leader who

  • Leads with a clear purpose. Articulate your teams’ goals and purpose and encourage open and thoughtful discussion, including brainstorming, active listening—and disagreement.
  • Empowers to participate. Encourage team members to communicate in ways that enhance teamwork and achieve results.
  • Aims for consensus. Reach consensus by taking the time for questioning, listening, clarifying, augmenting, summarizing, and documenting.
  • Directs the process. Lead the process of communication both inside and outside your team.

About the Author

Fran Rees is the owner of Rees & Associates, a Phoenix-based training and consulting firm celebrating its fifteenth year in business. Since the publication of the first edition of How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills in 1991, Fran has increasingly focused her work on team development, team leadership, and facilitator training, and consults to a variety of organizations. She designs and facilitates meetings for both public and private organizations and has conducted numerous management development, workforce diversity, mentoring, and train-the-trainer programs.

In this Book

  • How to Lead Work Teams—Facilitation Skills, Second Edition
  • Introduction
  • The New Workplace
  • From Teams to Teamwork
  • How to L.E.A.D.
  • From Controlling to Facilitating
  • Facilitation Ignites Team Spirit
  • The New Team Leader
  • Facilitating One on One
  • Facilitating Communication of Distance Teams
  • Leading a Participative Team Meeting
  • Planning and Focusing the Meeting
  • Encouraging Participation
  • Recording People’s Ideas
  • Managing Group Process
  • Reaching Consensus and Closure