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Crack the code for standout performance and your team will join the 25 high-performing organizations profiled in Great Business Teams. Howard M. Guttman examines the inner workings of business teams; isolates five key performance drivers; and offers a radically new vision of the emerging horizontal organization and the great teams that are the cornerstone of its success.
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*p.11 - Redefining the fundamentals of leadership
*p.21 - How Mars Inc. became great
*p.36 - Distributing power for high performance
*p.50 - The mindset of great players
*p.106 - Managing differences on global teams
*p.125 - How great teams make decisions
*p.181 - Building a great organization the Redken way
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"Moving Mountains: Major change is no cakewalk." (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
April 2013

"Making Decisions" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
February 2012

"Capitalize on Team Dynamics" (pdf)
Executive Edge
January 2012

"Great Team Players" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
December 2011

"Mentoring Leaders" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
October 2011

"Collaborating for High Performance" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
MWorld
Fall 2011

News and Views

Howard Guttman gives readers a sophisticated view of all the factors that go into creating high-performing, exceptionally successful teams. He doesn't pretend that a single magic bullet can transform your team; instead, he provides a well-organized guide that shows you how leaders contribute, what team members must bring, why management support is needed to transform a good team into a great one and how coaching can accelerate a team's transformation.

The book provides a great discussion on how top teams make decisions, how they communicate, and how they decide which meetings to hold and how to hold them. The book is full of ideas and illustrative stories from Guttman's consultancy, but you never feel that he is selling his consulting services or holding back any information. getAbstract recommends this sensible and useful book to team managers and members.

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On the Air

American Management Association Webcast: "Leading Business Teams Through Turbulent Times"
Interactive presentation by Howard Guttman
March 4, 2009

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