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Communicating in Groups and Teams : Sharing Leadership

Communicating in Groups and Teams : Sharing Leadership - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534562328

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ISBN13: 978-0534562328

Gay Lumsden and Donald Lumsden

ISBN13: 978-0534562328
ISBN10: 0534562329
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Emphasizing teamwork, leadership and technology, this text distinguishes itself in two major ways: (1) its emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills, and (2) its integration of ethics and diversity throughout. This text is timely because of the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, the examination of technology's role in small group communication, and the growing awareness that colleges should be challenging students to examine their own leadership competence and understand the ethical and social implications of the groups in which they participate.

  • First book on the market to use the word "teams" in its title; focus on teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Focus on skills rather than theory.
  • Unique Chapter 7 on creative thinking in small groups.
  • Cultural diversity, gender, and ethical issues are integrated throughout and treated as an integral part of quality teamwork.
  • Strong, useful appendices on group formats and group reports.
  • Leadership material discussed early (Ch. 2).
  • New material on technology in small group communication integrated throughout including PowerPoint presentations, video conferencing, teleconferencing, telecommuting, group work tools, and Webbased presentations.
  • Streamlined for greater accessibility.
  • Length reduced, achieved by a "general" edit as well as the deletion of chapter 4 (placing relevant material in chapters 3 and 5).
  • New photos and cartoons that promote currency.
  • InfoTrac College Edition, an online database of fulllength articles from more than 900 scholarly and popular periodicals is available as a powerful option with this text
  • Addition of one InfoTrac College Edition exercise per chapter.

Author Bio

Lumsden, Gay : Kean College of New Jersey

Lumsden, Donald : Kean College of New Jersey

Table of Contents

PART ONE: YOUR ROLES IN GROUPS AND TEAMS.

1. Your Groups and Teams: Communicating for Success.

Your Group and Team Experiences.
Your Future in Groups and Teams.
Key Concepts for Your Teamwork.
Preparation for Your Teamwork.
Summary.
Exercises.

2. Your Teamwork Responsibilities: Sharing Leadership.

What Leadership Means.
Leadership and Your Success.
Leadership and Teamwork.
Ethics and Leadership.
Leadership Development.
Summary.
Exercises.

PART TWO: SHARING LEADERSHIP TO CREATE TEAMWORK.

3. The "Work" in Teamwork: Planning the Process.

Know the Context of Your Work.
Decide about a Leader.
Choose a Recorder.
Set Work Expectations.
Plan Agendas.
Summary.
Exercises.

4. The "Team" in Teamwork: Bringing Individuals Together.

The "Superteam" Model.
Context and Organizational Culture.
Individual Members.
Team Attributes.
Process of Team Development.
Feedback Approaches.
Summary.
Exercises.


PART THREE: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TASK PROCESSES.

5. Task Questions and Resources: Launching Your Inquiry.

Planning the Team's Inquiry.
Identifying Questions for Analysis.
Phrasing Questions for Discussion.
Planning Research.
Identifying Information Resources.
Sharing Information as a Team.
Summary. Exercises.

6. Logical and Critical Thinking: Analyzing Team Information.

Evaluating Information Critically.
Reasoning Logically.
Examining Assumptions and Values.
Summary.
Exercises.

7. Innovative and Creative Thinking: Generating New Ideas.

Thinking Creatively.
Understanding Brain Processes.
Facilitating Creative Thinking.
Generating Ideas.
Summary.
Exercises.

8. Problem Analysis and Decision Making: Following Clear Systems.

Planning Approaches.
Analyzing Problems.
Generating and Analyzing Solutions.
Making Decisions.
Creating an Implementation Plan.
Summary.
Exercises.


PART FOUR: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TRANSACTIONAL PROCESSES.

9. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication: Building Transactional Processes.

Negotiating Team Meanings.
Identifying Communication Styles.
Using Dialogical Styles.
Communicating Nonverbally.
Building Leadership Abilities in Nonverbal Communication.
Summary.
Exercises.

10. Listening and Questioning: Developing Team Dialogue.

Listening and Questioning in Teams.
Foundations for Listening and Questioning.
Approaches to Listening and Questioning.
Leadership in Listening and Questioning.
Summary.
Exercises.


PART FIVE: MEETING CHALLENGES TO LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP.

11. Teams and Designated Leaders: Achieving Team Visions.

Sources of Power.
Approaches to Leading.
Expectations of Leaders.
Responsibilities of Leaders.
Learning to Lead.
Summary.
Exercises.

12. Team Pressures and Conflicts: Meeting the Challenges.

Team Pressures.
Groupthink.
Competitive Communication.
Conflict.
Summary.
Exercises.

13. Team Problems and Participation: Managing the Obstacles.

Fixing Teamwork Problems.
Helping Leaders Help the Team.
Working Within the System.
Summary.
Exercises.
Epilogue.
Looking Back.
Saying Goodbye.
Moving On.



APPENDICES.
A. Group Formats and Approaches: Planning Public Meetings.

Public Meetings.
Conferences and Workshops.
Audience Participation Generators.
Preparation for Public Meetings and Conferences.

B. Oral and Written Reports: Communicating Team Findings.

Common Preparation Steps.
Written Reports.
Oral Reports.
Follow-Up and Evaluation.

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