Clear and understandable with many logical explanations and examples. Speaks from experience; draws on his knowledge to make a point. -- Quality Progress, March 1, 2005
Cross-functional teams' diverse aspects make team leadership a challenge--one that Huszczo tackles with clarity and simplicity. -- Biz Books by Jim Pawlak, March 27, 2005
His book is just fine. There is plenty of material here for consideration and action. -- Training Magazine, February 2005
Makes a valuable contribution toward team performance that can be easily applied by individual managers or across entire organizations. -- Human Resource Planning, June-Aug. 2006
Offers team leaders many creative strategies to help them improve their ability. -- Soundview Executive Book Summaries, January 2005
Provides tools such as focus group questionnaires, checklists of responsibilities, exercises for teams, chapter reviews, pithy "commandments" to improve teams. -- HR Magazine, March 2005
User friendly. Huszczo has provided a superb toolbox for helping teams be successful. -- Personnel Psychology, October 2005
From the Inside Flap
Gregory Huszczo's first book, TOOLS FOR TEAM EXCELLENCE, broke new ground with its seven-point model for building teams in organizations. Now, in this new, much-anticipated guide, Huszczo focuses on the one vital component that separates the great teams built on collaboration and partnership from the also-rans.
TOOLS FOR TEAM LEADERSHIP introduces the critical "X-factor" in team success--leadership--and delivers an advanced set of tools and strategies to help anyone become an effective team leder. Grounded in the author's practical frontline experience with hundreds of teams and backed by solid research and instruments, it explores the essence of leadership in a team environment. Huszczo identifies the three chief responsibilities of every team leader--raise awareness, generate options, and plan for success--and presents a comprehensive toolbox for use in analyzing a team's strengths and weaknesses, creatively brainstorming strategies and tactics, generating options and facilitating consensus, and implementing action plans that help teams help themselves.
Jam-packed with questionnaires, checklists, needs assessments, organizational surveys, sample training modules and exercises, TOOLS FOR TEAM LEADERSHIP covers teambuilding for both new and existing teams, with special help for teambuilding at the top, and includes a self-study review at the end of each chapter to help turn key learning concepts into a plan of action.