Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results

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  • Roger Schwarz
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as a team, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. You also need to change how you think. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual and team mindset.

  • Provides practical guidance to help teams increase decision quality, decrease implementation time, foster innovation, get commitment, reduce costs and increase trust
  • Outlines 5 core values leadership teams can adopt to exponentially improve results
  • Author of The Skilled Facilitator and The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

Get the results you and your team need. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.

About the Author

Roger Schwarz is a recognized thought leader in Team Leadership and improving Team Effectiveness. He is a sought after advisor to global companies, federal government agencies and international nonprofit organizations. He is the author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams and the bestselling, The Skilled Facilitator. He is President and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates.

Through his work and writing, Roger's mission is to help create leadership teams and organizations that are innovative, successful, and that honor the best of who we are as human beings. He accomplishes this by helping leaders change the way they think and how they work so that they can raise and resolve the tough issues, work with their teams to get unstuck and get better results.

For more than 30 years, Roger has consulted, taught, facilitated, coached and spoken with groups on how to create more effective leadership teams. Prior to founding Roger Schwarz & Associates, Roger served as tenured Associate Professor of Public Management and Government and Assistant Director at the Institute of Government at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his B.S. degree in psychology from Tufts University, A.M and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from The University of Michigan, and his M.Ed. degree from Harvard University.

In this Book

  • Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams—How You And Your Team Get Unstuck To Get Results
  • Preface
  • How Well Does Your Team Really Work?
  • How You and Your Team Get Stuck—The Unilateral Control Approach
  • Getting Unstuck to Get Results—The Mutual Learning Approach
  • Getting the Puzzle Pieces on the Table—Mutual Learning Behaviors 1–4
  • Putting the Puzzle Together—Mutual Learning Behaviors 5–8
  • Designing for Mutual Learning
  • Dealing With Common Team Challenges
  • Becoming a Smarter Leader
  • Becoming a Smarter Team
  • Notes
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