Team Genius

Team Genius
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780062302564
Rating 3/5 from 2 reviews

A groundbreaking book that sheds new light on the vital importance of teams as the fundamental unit of organization and competition in the global economy. Teams—we depend on them for both our professional success and our personal happiness. But isn't it odd how little scrutiny we give them? The teams that make up our lives are created mostly by luck, happenstance, or circumstance—but rarely by design. In trivial matters—say, a bowling team, the leadership of a neighborhood group, or a holiday party committee—success by serendipity is already risky enough. But when it comes to actions by fast-moving start-ups, major corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governments, leaving things to chance can be downright dangerous. Offering vivid reports of the latest scientific research, compelling case studies, and great storytelling, Team Genius shows managers and executives that the planning, design, and management of great teams no longer have to be a black art. It explores solutions to essential questions that could spell the difference between success and obsolescence. Do you know how to reorganize your subpar teams to turn them into top performers? Can you identify which of the top-performing teams in your company are reaching the end of their life span? Do you have the courage to shut them down? Do you know how to create a replacement team that will be just as effective—without losing time or damaging morale? And, most important, are your teams the right size for the job? Throughout, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone share insights and real-life examples gleaned from their careers as journalists, analysts, investors, and globetrotting entrepreneurs, meeting successful teams and team leaders to reveal some "new truths": The right team size is usually one fewer person than what managers think they need. The greatest question facing good teams is not how to succeed, but how to die. Good "chemistry" often makes for the least effective teams. Cognitive diversity yields the highest performance gains—but only if you understand what it is. How to find the "bliss point" in team intimacy—and become three times more productive. How to identify destructive team members before they do harm. Why small teams are 40 percent more likely to create a successful breakthrough than a solo genius is. Why groups of 7 (± 2), 150, and 1,500 are magic sizes for teams. Eye-opening, grounded, and essential, Team Genius is the next big idea to revolutionize business.

Team Genius
  • Author : Rich Karlgaard,Michael S. Malone
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07

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  • Author : Keith Sawyer
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16

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  • Author : BusinessNews Publishing
  • Publisher : Primento
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15

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  • Author : Brian W. Fitzpatrick,Ben Collins-Sussman
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2012-07-06

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  • Author : Brian W. Fitzpatrick,Ben Collins-Sussman
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13

In the course of their 20+-year engineering careers, authors Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman have picked up a treasure trove of wisdom and anecdotes about how successful teams work together. Their conclusion? Even among people who have spent decades learning the technical side of their jobs, most haven’t really

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  • Author : Tim Green,Derek Jeter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07

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  • Author : Linda A. Hill,Greg Brandeau,Emily Truelove,Kent Lineback
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13

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  • Author : Paul David Walker
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01

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  • Author : Philip Rucker,Carol Leonnig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21

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  • Author : R. Keith Sawyer
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-04

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  • Author : Kendra Adachi
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2020

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  • Author : Jess Keating
  • Publisher : Scholastic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05

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Organizing Genius
  • Author : Warren Bennis,Patricia Ward Biederman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2007-03-21

Uncovers the elements of creative collaboration by examining six of the century's most extraordinary groups and distill their successful practices into lessons that virtually any organization can learn and commit to in order to transform its own management into a collaborative and successful group of leaders. Paper. DLC: Organizational effectiveness

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  • Author : John Coy
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books (R)
  • Release Date : 2013

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03

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