by Elisabeth Goodman
I’m delighted to say that the second in my series of “The Effective Team’s ” workbooks will be coming out soon.
THE EFFECTIVE TEAM’S high performance WORKBOOK
Elisabeth Goodman (author), Nathaniel Spain (illustrator), August 2014 – ISBN 978-0-9926323-6-6
This second book in the series focuses on how to achieve a high performance team. This is the description on the back of the book:
“Being part of a team that has achieved a level of high performance can be a truly enriching experience. In this second book for ‘effective teams’ the author draws again on her experience with business support groups such as Library and Information services, and with organisations in the Life Sciences and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). The book reflects her approach as a line manager, project manager, trainer and coach for achieving high performance teams.
It encompasses the team development journey, tools for valuing the individual, defining the team’s purpose and goals, self-evaluation of the team, and developing good working practices. As with her previous book on change management, the plentiful principles and methodologies are explained through scenarios and are accompanied by individual or team exercises. There are also notes on further reading. Both operational teams and project teams will benefit from the book’s rich insights and depth.”
THE DETAILED CONTENT OF THE BOOK
The first two chapters focus on the stages of team development and how to understand and value the differences between individuals within your team.
Chapters 3 to 6 take you through the processes to use if you are looking to actively enhance your team’s effectiveness to help it reach and sustain high performance.
There are practical scenarios to show how the various principles and methodologies can be applied, and each chapter has an exercise for practising the principles and methodologies, either in teams or individually.
The workbook also includes support materials in the form of full-page versions of illustrations, tables and a questionnaire for use as a team and for your individual planning. There are references for further reading if you would like to find out more about the subject.
COST AND AVAILABILITY
current and FUTURE BOOKS FOR ENHANCING TEAM EFFECTIVENESS
Future books in “The Effective Team’s” workbook series will address operational excellence, knowledge management, and facilitation.
Elisabeth Goodman is the Owner and Principal Consultant at RiverRhee Consulting, a consultancy that helps business teams and their managers to enhance their effectiveness for greater productivity and improved team morale. (We using coaching, training, mentoring and consulting in our work with our clients.)
Elisabeth has 25+ years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry where she has held line management and internal training and consultancy roles supporting Information Management and other business teams on a global basis. Elisabeth is accredited in Change Management, in MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and in Lean Sigma and is a member of CILIP (Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals), APM (Association for Project Management) and is also registered as a Growth Coach and Leadership & Management trainer with the GrowthAccelerator.