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High-performing teams can only exist when they revel in discovery, battle well, grow together, and live their purpose. This handbook is the foremost resource on teamwork for both leaders and team members.

Having sold over 800,000 copies in its first edition, the second edition expands the scope and takes the methodology to the next level in:

New team start up
Team growth
Spiral-bound, Third Edition, 400 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Joiner/Oriel Inc (first published June 1st 1996)
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Mark Sturgell
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A majority of my coaching business involves "team building" in some fashion, and at least half deals directly with improving team or organizational effectiveness. I am constantly on the lookout for new resources and have developed quite a library of slightly useful references. While there are many books and other resources on "team building" and related issues on the market, including some wildly popular best-sellers, few are truly practical and fewer still offer replicable actions that work. ...more
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Jun 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great resource for anyone who finds themself in the position of having to work as part of a team. Great insight into the team process, and handy tools to use throughout a team project.
Lamec Mariita
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An effective useable resource to provide teams with the needed tools and processes so they can improve their workplace at all levels of any organization. The book is full of helpful tips, traps to avoid, notes and templates to help you be successful. It tells you everything you ever need to know about teamwork, and how to take on tasks, while also explaining how to overcome conflicts that can arise in a team. A must read for every project manager and for every leader. I highly recommend the ...more
Jeff Lampson
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Deming and highly regarded in the OD and Quality professions.

This is an excellent resource! It is so chalk full of tips, tools, methods, etc. He is a real systems thinker and makes many good connections between quality, collaboration and sustainable business results. It covers everything from the stages of team growth to building an improvement plan. Always practical and you can tell many lessons have come from the front line.
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