Building & Leading Teams

  • 5 Courses | 4h 9m 18s
  • 45 Books | 35h 7m
  • 9 Audiobooks | 19h 56m 19s
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Successful teams are essential for effective business execution. Get the most out of your team for optimal results.

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Welcome to the Leadership Development Program
Whether you’re new to a leadership role or a battle-tested veteran, there is always more to learn about leading people, leading teams, or leading your business. Learning is a life-long journey, and leadership development is an ongoing process. In this course, you'll be introduced to Skillsoft's Leadership Development Program. Comprised of thirty modern competency-based leadership channels, this program will help expand your knowledge about what it takes to be a leader and the necessary mindsets and behaviors that enable successful leaders to face and overcome the challenges they encounter every day.  This course provides an introductory overview to the program and the rich array of courses, resources, tools, and expert advice available to help you grow your leadership career."
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Building and Leading Successful Teams
No one is an island, and this is particularly true in business. Success is dependent upon skilled, committed individuals coming together to achieve common goals. Building teams is essential to personal and organizational success. Whether your group is permanent or temporary, efficient and effective team leadership is essential. In this course, you'll learn methods for team building and team leadership. You'll also learn strategies for avoiding and mitigating team dysfunction and conflict. Finally, you'll learn how successfully leading teams is integral in the modern marketplace.
7 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Building & Leading Teams
Building and leading an often disparate group of people is a formidable challenge, but done correctly, teams offer numerous advantages. Find out when and why you need teams, as well as how to develop teams that are highly effective.
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Optimizing Productivity in a Time of Hybrid Work
Most of us are still experimenting with both time and place of work. We’re flexing around the 9-to-5 notion of work and synchronicity, and we’re flexing around the multiple locations we may find ourselves working in. How do we maintain productivity while adapting to this new flexibility?
1 video | 59m
Managing the Post-Pandemic Workforce Empowerment vs. Oversight
As organizations prepare to lead their post-pandemic hybrid workforce, leaders face critical choices about how best to measure and monitor their workers’ performance. Should leadership use new measurement technologies to double down on greater oversight? Or are these capabilities better deployed to empower workers? Our research suggests a growing divide between organizations that view enhanced measurement as enhanced control versus those that see metrics as a source of enhanced engagement with their workers. In this on-demand webinar, Michael Schrage, visiting scholar at MIT Sloan’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, explores this global issue with David Kiron, editorial director of MIT SMR. Schrage and Kiron look at whether encouraging workers to opt into digital self-monitoring will lead them to see themselves in new ways.
1 video | 59m
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Five Ways to Motivate Your Team with Empathy and Authority
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses the five communication techniques you can use to build trust with, connect with, and motivate your employees during high-pressure times.
Book Duration 3m Book Authors By Nancy Duarte

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Building and Leading Teams
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll discover the best ways to lead a team, and how managers identify the best individuals for specific positions--as well as the best methods for working with their groups.
Book Duration 1h 23m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Cross-Functional Collaboration
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to improve your company’s cross-functional collaboration and how you can leverage common goals and strategies to enhance it.
Book Duration 26m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Four Principles to Ensure Hybrid Work Is Productive Work
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how organizations have become more flexible about where and when employees work, but now must be more intentional about their choices and trade-offs.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Lynda Gratton

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on It’s Time to Tackle Your Team’s Undiscussables
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how subjects that are consciously or unwittingly deemed out of bounds come in four varieties and make it almost impossible for teams to function.
Book Duration 16m Book Authors By Ginka Toegel, Jean-Louis Barsoux

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Reimagining the Office for Immensely Human Interactions
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how companies have a unique opportunity to rebuild meaningful connections when employees return to in-person work.
Book Duration 6m Book Authors By Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, Maxim Sytch

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Fixing the Overload Problem at Work
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, learn how employers can address overload by making reasonable and feasible changes to how work is done.
Book Duration 14m Book Authors By Erin L. Kelly, Phyllis Moen

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Can We Really Test People for Potential?
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses the need for a more nuanced approach to predicting job performance.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Reb Rebele

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Older and Wiser? How Management Style Varies With Age
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how management styles differ with age.
Book Duration 15m Book Authors By Elena Tosca, Francesca Macchi, James Manktelow, Julian Birkinshaw , Vittorio D’Amato

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Solving the Problem of Siloed IT in Organizations
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how business leaders must engage directly with technologists and ask the right questions in order to break down information barriers and drive transformation.
Book Duration 6m Book Authors By Douglas Squirrel, Jeffrey Fredrick

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How Office Seating Arrangements Can Boost the Bottom Line
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how one CEO believes where people sit is key to a company’s success.
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By David Siegel

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Why Teams Still Need Leaders
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review provides an interview with Lindred (Lindy) Greer on team hierarchy.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Frieda Klotz, Lindred (Lindy) Greer

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How Managers Can Best Support a Gig Workforce
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how the rise of digital giants in the gig economy has brought new scrutiny to how companies should manage contingent workers.
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By Adam Roseman

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Why Teams Should Record Individual Expectations
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review shows that a new approach to group decision-making can lead to better outcomes.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Ken Favaro, Manish Jhunjhunwala

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Art of Balancing Autonomy and Control
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about what managers can learn from hackathon organizers about spurring innovation.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Lior Zalmanson, Sarah Lebovitz

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Contextualizing the Office: How and Where Work Gets Done
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses what the office will be like post Covid-19.
Book Duration 3m Book Authors By Martha Bird

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Make Your Crowd
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review provides a framework for tailoring your crowdsourcing approach to the complexity of your innovation challenge.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Anita W. Woolley, Christoph Riedl, Gerald C. Kane, Victor P. Seidel

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on New Ways to Gauge Talent and Potential
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how digital tools and methods can make the process of talent assessment easier and more precise.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Josh Bersin, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Creating Jobs and Workspaces That Energize People
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how exposure to the natural world can boost employees’ cognitive, emotional, prosocial, and physical energy.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Anthony C. Klotz

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Get Things Done With Smaller Teams
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals ten ways smaller, more agile teams can achieve greater productivity for the organization.
Book Duration 6m Book Authors By Chris DeBrusk

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Office Space — Sized Extra Large
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses returning to the office post-coronavirus.
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By Bruce Posner, Elizabeth Heichler

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Redesigning the Post-Pandemic Workplace
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review talks about how work as we know it is forever changed by COVID-19 and that now is the time for managers to envision the office that employees will return to.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Anh Phillips, Gerald C. Kane, Jonathan Copulsky, Rich Nanda

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Don’t Let ‘Busy’ Be Your Status
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that as counterintuitive as it may seem when work feels overwhelming and time feels scarce, the best thing to do is often to simply log off and get away.
Book Duration 3m Book Authors By Ally MacDonald

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Eight Management Ideas to Embrace in the 2020s
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, experts reveal where leaders should focus their efforts in 2020 and beyond.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Ally MacDonald

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Prevent the Return to Offices From Being an Emotional Roller Coaster
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how leaders can take steps now to make employees feel supported and safe before they resume in-person work.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Liz Fosslien, Mollie West-Duffy

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The New Economic Benefits of Older Workers
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how many countries with aging workers also have growing economic productivity and asks "What’s behind this counterintuitive finding?"
Book Duration 2m Book Authors By Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Don’t Let Metrics Critics Undermine Your Business
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, find out why the best strategies have the best metrics.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Michael Schrage

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Succeed Without Being the Smartest Person in the Room
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how leaders need very different management approaches than were required when tasks — and their outcomes — could be more specifically set down.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Jeanne Ross

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Increase Collaborative Productivity in a Pandemic
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how there is a major recession on the horizon and that executive focus will inevitably be on cutting costs and boosting productivity.
Book Duration 4m Book Authors By Lynda Gratton

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Fostering a Team-Oriented Culture at John Hancock
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, John Hancock’s chief marketing officer describes how the legacy company is organizing for digital.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Barbara Goose

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Converting Email From Drain to Gain
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review presents new research laying the groundwork for a team-based approach to managing email.
Book Duration 6m Book Authors By Alain Pinsonneault, Gerald C. Kane, Shamel Addas

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Your People Need Care, Not a Battle Cry
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how we must change the language of war leaders are using to rally people in the fight against COVID-19.
Book Duration 3m Book Authors By Gianpiero Petriglieri

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Lead a Self-Managing Team
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the role an external leader or supervisor plays in directing autonomous groups within an organization.
Book Duration 16m Book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Misplaced Talent: A Guide to Making Better People Decisions
Deliberately challenging practitioners to do more, this insightful discussion takes a hard look at the cluttered field of Talent Management, and offers a clear guide to making better people decisions in any organization.
Book Duration 3h 36m Book Authors By Joe Ungemah

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Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance
A practical book for building great teams, this concise guide identifies the common challenges that arise when people work together as a group and provides key guidance on breaking through the barriers to peak performance.
Book Duration 3h 37m Book Authors By Derek Newberry, Madeline Boyer, Mario Moussa

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Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
Loaded with novel research, inspiring stories, and actionable ideas, this book identifies three keys to being an effective leader, and uses firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders to show how each person’s unique talents can drive their success.
Book Duration 2h 30m Book Authors By Barry Conchie, Tom Rath

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Using fiction, this book exemplifies the dysfunctional philosophies teams and team members grapple with, and how to avoid them.
Book Duration 2h 20m Book Authors By Patrick Lencioni

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Extreme Teams: Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail
Times change, and so must teams. Designing and managing high-performance teams requires upgrading outdated beliefs and behaviors, and spurring a level of intensity and collaboration that lets them face down any challenge. This book will show you how.
Book Duration 4h 50m Book Authors By Robert Bruce Shaw

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Choosing to Change: An Alternative Understanding of Change Management
Using narrative accounts of how people interact with change and how they respond to the challenges presented by it, this book tackles how our expectations of the future will determine the choices made and is a vital tool for managers, practitioners and advanced management students.
Book Duration 3h 4m Book Authors By David Bentley

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Becoming A Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building a Team of Champions
Showing you how to move beyond the theoretical to the very practical "how to" of coaching, this valuable book equips you with the skills, disciplines, and knowledge to turn your paycheck-driven teams into vibrant and successful growth cultures.
Book Duration 3h 20m Book Authors By Daniel Harkavy

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Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Presenting a clear explanation of practical management concepts for increasing learning capability for business results, this book introduces a framework that shows how leaders can make organizational learning happen by building teams that learn.
Book Duration 4h 59m Book Authors By Amy C. Edmondson

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A Welch Way Playbook on Managing Your Team
In this Welch Way Playbook, we present the tools and proven techniques you can apply to build and lead the strongest team possible. This Playbook is your game plan for success.
Book Duration 1h 31m Book Authors By Strayer University

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Divide or Conquer: How Great Teams Turn Conflict Into Strength
In Divide or Conquer, author Diana McLain Smith offers a pragmatic outlook and the tools needed to help you get your relationships back on track when they go off course. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 5m Book Authors By Diana McLain Smith

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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Authored by two retired Navy SEALs, Extreme Ownership presents a master course in leadership, demonstrating that an effective leader must take ownership of everything the team does and everything that happens to the team. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

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The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
In The Dichotomy of Leadership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin illustrate the central role a leader plays in determining the accomplishment of any team. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 7m Book Authors By Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
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