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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
Fall 2011

"Create a High-Performance Team" (pdf)
Executive Edge (Website Link)
July 2011

"High-Performance Leader: Assess Your Performance" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
June 2011

"How to Manage Workplace Conflict" (pdf)
Soundview Executive Edge
May 2011

Review of GBT: (Website link)
Analytical-Mind Blog
January 31, 2011

"Effective Global Teams Are ALIGNED, Not Built" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
October 2010

"Leadership's Unique Value" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
September 2010

"Transforming Mars Latin American" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Summer 2010

Now available from Harvard Business Press:
Managing Teams for High Performance
Includes Howard M. Guttman's article,
"Are Your Global Team Members Miles Apart?"

Review for "Great Business Teams" (Website link)
by Dave Moran
Software Results Blog
March 19, 2010

"Multi-Tier Alignment" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Leadership Excellence
February 2010

"Keep on Top in a Bottom Market" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
USA Today Magazine
January 2010

Review for "First Friday Book Synopsis" (pdf)
by Robert Morris
First Friday Book Synopsis
June 5, 2009

"A high-performance team: Identify, please" (pdf)
by Howard M. Guttman
Directors & Boards
Second Quarter 2009

"Interview with Howard M. Guttman" (pdf)
Effective Executive
May 2009

"A Lesson Straight From Mars"
TIME magazine
February 9, 2009
To request a copy, telephone GDS at 973-770-7177

"Great Business Teams Selected a Top Business Book of 2008" (pdf)
Press Release
December 10, 2008

"A Value-Added Vocation" by Nick Zubko (Website link)
Interview of Howard Guttman
December 1, 2008

"Think Horizontal" (pdf)
The Conference Board Review
November/December 2008

"The workplace: dugout or battlefield" (Website link)
August 4, 2008

Book Review: Tipping the Totem Pole
Southwest Florida Business Today
July 4, 2008
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printable version (3.4MB, pdf)

Consultant's latest book honors the team approach (Website link)
Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)
July 1, 2008

Great Business Teams: What's the Secret? (Website link)
June 18, 2008


"Many books come across my desk as a department chair, and I send most to junior faculty to read. I held on to this one because I couldn't put it down. Very well written. Flawlessly edited. Full of content and references to business. In my last book about leadership In Extremis Leadership: Leading As If Your Life Depended On It (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation) I wrote about high-performing teams in high risk contexts. But Guttman's book has much broader applicability and is laser focused on teams--it will soon be a classic among leaders and managers. It's the best book I read all summer. Great Business Teams will find its way into my classroom, but I'm even more excited about applying the ideas in this book to the teams that I help lead. This one's a gem.

—Colonel Thomas Kolditz, Professor and Head of the Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership,
United States Military Academy at West Point


"Our Managing Board has been working with Howard Guttman, and his impact on our organization has been remarkable. His book provides a depth of strategic insight into how best to drive up organization performance. Along the way, he explains the high-performance 'horizontal' vision, dissects its implications for leaders and their teams, and advances an important new concept of 'distributive power.' The senior team examples make this book uniquely relevant to C-suite players."

—Massimo F. D'Amore, CEO,
PepsiCo Americas Beverages


"Several years ago, with Howard Guttman's guidance, Mars North America embarked on the journey to high performance. Today, our organization is living proof that high-performing teams are the basis of high-performing businesses. Great Business Teams provides an excellent guide to companies that would like to embark on a similar journey."

—Robert J. Gamgort, President,
North America, Mars Incorporated


"Great Business Teams is an original and provocative approach to building high-performing teams. Howard Guttman digs deeply into the dynamics of organizational life to discover the 'code' for standout performance, which enables leaders and their teams to achieve significant results now and well into the future."

—Frances Hesselbein, Founding President and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Leader to Leader Institute; Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom


"Great Business Teams presents a compelling case for having teams work horizontally to achieve standout performance. Guttman's recommendations promote a 'speak up' mentality, which ultimately leads teams to significantly increase innovation and efficiency. This book will challenge your management assumptions and change the way your leaders lead."

—Vicki Rawlinson, Vice President and Global Head, Human Resources,
Novartis Oncology


"Howard Guttman's book puts into context what it means to actually develop high-performing teams. This is much more than an academic exercise; it gives you practical ways to get started, at all levels of management, today. It is the key process I use for developing leaders and generating high performance within my organization."

—Michael E. Sneed, Company Group Chairman,
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

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