ISBN 9788126528301,Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results

Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results



Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788126528301

ISBN-10 8126528303


Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)


Occasionally we participate in a group that inspires us to describe the experience as powerful or simply wow. Why are some teams described in such exceptional terms, while most are not? Bellman and Ryan argue that an extraordinary group emerges when a group experience satisfies two or more core needs that members intuitively bring to any group they join. Based on extensive research, the book presents the Group Needs Model to help anyone nurture extraordinary experiences in their groups and achieve outstanding results. About the Author Geoffrey Bellman worked inside major corporations fourteen years before starting his own consulting business in 1977. For twenty years, his external consulting focused on renewing large, mature corporations. In recent years, he has given more time to community-based organizations. Geoff has written six books on organizations, leadership, life, and change. His consultation and workshops have taken him to five continents. Kathleen Ryan has practiced organization development since 1984 through The Orion Partnership, a consulting firm she co-founded with her husband, Bud Orr. Consultations focus on culture change, team development, executive coaching, and conflict management. Clients have included Microsoft, AT&T, Boeing, General Motors, and Weyerhaeuser; the cities of Tacoma and Bellevue, Washington; and the University of Washington Medical Center, the SSM Healthcare System, the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She speaks and offers workshops at conferences, professional association meetings, and for large organizations in all sectors. Table of Contents I: Overview. Why Small Groups Are Especially Important Now. What's Different About Extraordinary Groups. What Ordinary Groups Need. II: Understanding the Group Needs Model. Growing Toward Your Potential. Joining for Purpose. Creating Change Together. The Heart of Transformation. III: Sharing Leadership. Embracing Group Differences. Leading Extraordinary Groups. Living the Promise of Amazing Groups. Appendix A Applications of Practice in Using the Group Needs Model. Appendix B Extraordinary Groups: A Nutshell. Appendix C Practicing What We Preach. Appendix D More Group Resources. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Index.