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Communicating in Groups and Teams : Sharing Leadership

Communicating in Groups and Teams : Sharing Leadership - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534515461

Cover of Communicating in Groups and Teams : Sharing Leadership 4TH 04 (ISBN 978-0534515461)
ISBN13: 978-0534515461
ISBN10: 0534515460
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $204.75

Communicating in Groups and Teams : Sharing Leadership - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534515461

Gay Lumsden and Donald Lumsden

ISBN13: 978-0534515461
ISBN10: 0534515460
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Emphasizing teamwork, leadership and technology, this text distinguishes itself in two major ways: its emphasis on teamwork and leadership skills and its integration of ethics and diversity throughout. This text is especially 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.

Benefits :

  • First book on the market to use the word "teams" in its title; focus on teamwork and leadership skills.
  • NEW! Chapter 3 has been revised to include step-by-step direction on how to run a meeting.
  • NEW! Integrated discussions focused on the principle of technology's impact on group and teamwork including a discussion of group decision support software.
  • NEW! Increased technology integration, including enhanced and updated end-of-chapter InfoTrac College Edition exercises, Web Links which expand text content, references to interactive versions of the end- of-chapter Forms (which help students assess group work), and references to video case studies available on the Web.
  • Emphasis on skills, rather than theory, helps students quickly gain practical knowledge.
  • Unique Chapter 7 on creative thinking in small groups.
  • Cultural diversity, gender, and ethical issues are integrated throughout and are treated as an integral part of quality teamwork.
  • Strong, useful appendices on group formats and group reports provide reference material for students.
  • Leadership material discussed early in the text (Chapter 2).
  • Strong coverage of technology in small group communication, including PowerPoint presentations, video conferencing, teleconferencing, telecommuting, group work tools, and Web-based presentations.
  • NEW! New case studies appear throughout the text.

Author Bio

Lumsden, Gay : California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo


Lumsden, Donald : California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Table of Contents

Part One: YOUR ROLES IN GROUPS AND TEAMS.
1. Your Groups and Teams: Communicating for Success.
2. Your Teamwork Responsibilities: Sharing Leadership. What Leadership Means. Leadership and Your Success.

Part Two: SHARING LEADERSHIP TO CREATE TEAMWORK.
3. The "Work" in Teamwork: Planning the Process.
4. The "Team" in Teamwork: Bringing Individuals Together.

Part Three: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TASK PROCESSES.
5. Task Questions and Resources: Launching Your Inquiry.
6. Logical and Critical Thinking: Analyzing Team Information.
7. Innovative and Creative Thinking: Generating New Ideas.
8. Problem Analysis and Decision Making: Following Clear Systems.

Part Four: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TRANSACTIONAL PROCESSES.
9. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication: Building Transactional Processes.
10. Listening and Questioning: Developing Team Dialogue.

Part Five: MEETING CHALLENGES TO LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP.
11. Teams and Designated Leaders: Achieving Team Visions.
12. Team Pressures and Conflicts: Meeting the Challenges.
13. Team Problems and Participation: Managing the Obstacles.

Epilogue. Looking Back. Saying Goodbye. Moving On.
Appendices: A. Group Formats and Approaches: Planning Public Meetings. B. Oral and Written Reports: Communicating Team Findings.