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Virtuoso teams : lessons from teams that changed their worlds

Author: Andy Boynton; Bill Fischer
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : FT Prentice Hall, 2005.
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At the heart of a great change or creative breakthrough you will often find a dynamic team of inspired individuals who work together to break out of the commonplace and make something remarkable happen--a team that generates more creativity, more energy and the very best performance. The rules of the game are different for virtuoso teams and their leaders. They can explode "work as usual" if let free to make it  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Boynton; Bill Fischer
ISBN: 0273702181 9780273702184
OCLC Number: 970507827
Description: xii, 205 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Publisher's acknowledgements Authors' acknowledgements 1 Unleash the talent of virtuoso teams: Managing and leading a very special kind of team 2 Stretch the customer, stretch ourselves: The impolite team behind West Side Story 3 The critical ingredients for critical mass: Using time pressure to trigger talent in the Manhattan Project 4 Drive change inside and outside the team: Creating revolution on demand in Thomas Edison's invention factory 5 Go faster by knowing more: Roald Amundsen's team learns its way to polar success 6 Deliver great results, week by week: Balancing freedom with direction under Sid Caesar's leadership 7 Lead talent with trust: Miles Davis creates serial innovation through listening and improvisation 8 Hot teams in a cold climate: Norsk Hydro breaks the rules for a fast recovery in the face of adversity 9 Turbo-charge your own team: How you can lead your team for high performance Appendix 1: A how-to guide Appendix 2: Three examples of DeepDive agendas Appendix 3: Sample of materials used in a DeepDive Index
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"Shows how to play to the standards of some of the greatest, uncompromising, creative and catalytic teams of our times. Plenty of readable, sound advice for us all." Long Range Planning, March 2007 Read more...

 
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