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The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation By John Adair

The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation by John Adair

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As a writer on leadership topics, John Adair has been described as without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on the subject in the world (Sir John Harvey-Jones). Packed with valuable insights and advice, this book presents John Adair's classic theory on Team, Task and Individual.

The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation Summary

The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation by John Adair

Teambuilding and motivational skills are of crucial importance in business and the leadership role in particular. As a writer on leadership topics, John Adair has been described as without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on the subject in the world (Sir John Harvey-Jones). Managers and leaders must be effective team builders and motivators to be able to achieve their business aims and get the best out of people. The skills needed in both these areas should be practiced and improved upon on a constant basis to ensure they help build and maintain effective and efficient teams in order to achieve goals. This book encapsulates John Adair's writing on these critical elements of any truly successful organisation. It develops his classic theory on Team, Task and Individual, and summarises all his writing on leadership and motivation and getting the best from people. It includes sections on being motivated oneself, selecting people, target setting and reward and recognition. John Adair's books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. His writing combines depth and insight with hard-edged, practical techniques. You will find this book equally valuable whether you are beginning your career in management or looking for an expert refresher course.

About John Adair

John Adair is internationally acknowledged as having had a significant influence on management and leadership development in both the business and military spheres. He has seen military service, lectured at Sandhurst, worked extensively as a consultant, held professorships in Leadership Studies and authored critically acclaimed management and leadership books which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. He has lectured at conferences all over the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE TEAMBUILDING Understanding teams and their structures Common background Participation amongst team members Communication Cohesiveness Atmosphere Standards Structure and organisation Changes over time Team roles and team member functions The role of the leader Team task roles Group building and maintenance roles Individual roles The individual within the team Commonalities between individuals Treat people as individuals The overlapping needs of task, team and individual Leadership functions and needs Teams Experts in a team Sequential teams The leader Outcomes of effective leadership The leader's core responsibility Leadership functions in teambuilding Selecting the team members Technical or professional competence Ability to work as a team member Desired personal attributes 38 Group processes and procedures Problem-solving Decision-making A framework for problem-solving and decision-making Brainstorming Maintaining your team Maintaining standards Coping with conflict A checklist for team leaders Task Team Individual PART TWO MOTIVATION Adair's eight rules in motivating people The 50:50 rule Needs and motivation Maslow's hierarchy of needs McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y Herzberg's Motivation - hygiene theory The three circles model Managers/leaders and motivation Motivation and decision-making Getting the best from people Be motivated yourself Select people who are highly motivated Treat each person as an individual Set realistic and challenging targets Jacob's ladder model Remember that progress motivates Provide fair rewards Give recognition Summary Teambuilding Motivation Quotes about Teambuilding and Motivation

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NLS9781854189271
9781854189271
1854189271
The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation by John Adair
New
Paperback
Thorogood
20210430
134
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