ISBN 9780875847894,Teams at the Top - Unleashing the Potential of Both Teams and Individual Leaders

Teams at the Top - Unleashing the Potential of Both Teams and Individual Leaders



Harvard Universal Press

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9780875847894

ISBN-10 0875847897


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

It is common knowledge that CEOs declare their direct reports as a team at the top. Yet with a culture of individual accountability and self-reliance pervading executive suites, few management groups ever function as real teams. Now, in a natural follow-up to his bestselling The Wisdom of Teams, Jon Katzenbach offers practical guidelines for increasing leadership capacity at the highest executive levels. He shows how even the strongest and most successful CEO can improve a company's performance by turning the senior executive group into a real team--without sacrificing each member's individual leadership capabilities. Teams at the Top explains how to recognize when a team effort at the management level is preferable and when a work group under single leadership will do. Then, the book shows how to develop the capability to shift into whichever mode is appropriate. With stories and examples from well-known companies including Avon, Ben & Jerry's, Citicorp, and Clorox, Teams at the Top will help companies of all sizes and in all industries maximize the full potential of their leadership.