Manager Resources

Team Development Resources for Managers

Abrashoff, Michael, It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, Warner Business Books, May 2002         

Bellman, Geoffrey and Kathleen Ryan, Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results, Jossey-Bass, Inc., San Francisco, 2009

Block, Peter, The Empowered Manager, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1997

Collins, Jim and Jerry I. Porras, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2002

Evans, Henry J., Winning With Accountability: The Secret Language of High-Performing Organizations, Dallas, 2008

Gilley, Jerry W. & Boughton, Nathaniel W., Stop Managing, Start Coaching! How Performance Coaching Can Enhance Commitment and Improve Productivity, McGraw-Hill, United States, 1996

Goleman, Daniel, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ , Bantam Books, U.S. and Canada, 1995

Hirsh, Sandra Krebs, Work it Out: Clues for Solving People Problems at Work, Davies-Black Publishing, California, 1996

Horwath, Rich, Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action, Greenleaf Book Group Press, Austin, TX, 2009

*Hunter, Dale, Bailey, Anne and Taylor, Bill, The Zen of Groups: The Handbook for People Meeting With a Purpose, Fisher Books, Tucson, AZ, 1995

Huszczo, Gregory E., Tools for Team Excellence: Getting Your Team Into High Gear and Keeping It There, Davies-Black Publishing, California, 1996

Johnson, David W. & Johnson, Frank P., Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills, Sixth Edition, Allyn and Bacon, Needham Heights, 1997

Katzenbach, Jon R. & Smith, Douglas K., he Wisdom of Teams, Creating the High Performance Organization, McKinsey & Company, Inc., 1999

Kouzes, James M & Barry Z. Posner, The Truth about Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-matter Facts You Need to Know, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2010

Nash, Susan, Turning Team Performance Inside Out: Team Types and Temperament for High-Impact Results, Davies-Black Publishing, California, 1999

Nance, John J., JD, Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care, Second River Healthcare Press, Bozeman, MT, 2008

Schein, Edgar H., Organizational Culture and Leadership, Second Edition, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1992

*Scott, Gini Graham, Work With Me! Resolving Everyday Conflict in Your Organization, Davies-Black Publishing, California, 2000

Varney, Glenn H., Building Productive Teams: An Action Guide and Resource Book, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1989

Wellins, Richard S., Byham, William C. & Wilson, Jeanne M. Empowered Teams: Creating Self-Directed Work Groups That Improve Quality, Productivity, and Participation, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1991

*Williams, R. Bruce, More Than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus, IRI/SkyLight Training and Publishing, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL, 1996

* These books offer some good exercises that could be done without a facilitator.

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