Self-Directed Work Teams
Up: Making the Transition to a Self-Directed Team-Based Organization
Darrel Ray and Howard Bronstein
The extensive experience of these authors makes this a valuable read for
anyone moving to a TBO. One of the most useful and practical sources of
information on developing real teams.
Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a
High-Performance Culture by
Thomas G. Crane
Tom Crane makes a powerful case for ongoing coaching of performance
and its relationship to the bottom line. But what makes this work
important are the practical lessons that help the reader understand the
dynamics of behavior and how to work with them.
Self-Directed Work Teams: A Trainer's Role in the Transition
by Ed Rose and Steve Buckley
This new book by Ed Rose and Steve Buckley is one of the best to come along in a while. Human Resources and Training Departments take note, this is the first book on Self-Directed Work Teams that focuses on the HR and Training roles in developing these teams and the culture
and what a job it does. By using their experience in the successful transformation of Harris Semiconductor over almost 10 years, the authors share in luscious detail what is necessary to be successful.
Up for Team Results
By Ken Blanchard, John Carlos, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier
This 10-pamphlet discussion series is a breakthrough in tools for leaders. Any team leader, supervisor, manager, or trainer can facilitate meaningful discussions on empowerment and self-direction with these pamphlets as a guide. Check out the information in our catalog.
WORK TEAM COACHING: An Interpersonal Approach to High Performance
By Steve Herbelin, et al.
When Steve Herbelin asked me (Pete Grazier) to write the forward to this book, I knew immediately that I would. I so liked his previous book,
The Do's and Don'ts of Work Team
Coaching, that I felt this latest offering would be even better. Steve and his co-authors compile their do's and don'ts into seven key topics: Building Trust, Building Commitment, Building a Team, Building High-Performance Teamwork, Managing Conflict, Productive Team Meetings, and Work Team Projects. This simple, 125-page easy-to-read text will give any leader important insights to become a great coach.
The Do's and
Don'ts of Work Team Coaching
by Herbelin Publishing
This is a book you will probably want to
buy in quantity. It's a affordable little 96-page compendium of the most relevant
"Do's and Don'ts" of leading a group of people. What I like about this book is
its simplicity. Each "Do" and each "Don't" is accompanied by a short
story from real-life situations to help clarify the significant points. These are the
issues that tend to get leaders in a lot of trouble, and Steve Herbelin has captured them
nicely in this book.
Why Teams Can Fail...and What To Do About It
by Darcy E. Hitchcock and Marsha L. Willard
This book condenses a lot of wisdom about self-directed work teams into 188 pages
of text, focusing mainly on what goes wrong. The primary chapters include:
Stuck in the Starting Blocks
Knocking Down Hurdles
Work Teams: The New American Challenge by Jack Osborn, et al.
This book is a complete "how to" book on implementing self-directed work teams.
Written in a comfortable style, the book is divided into three parts:
1. Facing the New Challenge
2. Special Work-Team Issues
3. Tools and Techniques for Implementing Teams
The book reflects the depth of knowledge and experience of the authors with self-directed
work teams and covers just about every topic imaginable such as feasibility studies, site
selection, training, structure, and mission development as well as more specific issues
such as guiding supervisors and managers through the transition, compensation, working
with unions, coaching teams, peer performance reviews, and more. Highly recommended for
those implementing self-directed teams.
Self-Directed Work Teams - Leadership
Self-Directed Work Teams: A Guide to Developing New Team Leadership Skills by
One of the areas where the change to team-based structures has come up short is in
supervisor and manager preparation and training. Organizations expect these leaders to
fall in line without helping them understand their roles. As we move to the more difficult
self-directed work teams, this problem is amplified considerably.
Kim Fisher draws on his firsthand experience as a supervisor and SDWT leader at Proctor
and Gamble to share valuable insights on this new leadership role and the issues that
surround it. A good text to use for supervisor/manager discussion groups.