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The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams

©2014, 7”x10,” 140 pages

ISBN 978-1-56726-405-0
Product Code B050

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Building and leading teams that ensure project success may not be easy, but the techniques involved are straightforward and workable. Lisa DiTullio demonstrates that enhancing team dynamics to improve performance in the federal environment does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. Her time-tested best practices, tips, and processes will help any government manager develop and lead a better team.

Contents: Introduction to Leading Teams • Defining the Team • Clarifying Teams Goals • Implementing Supporting Behaviors • Establishing Accountability • Managing Team Conflict • Making Effective Decisions • Actively Sharing Information • Holding Productive Meetings • Four Last Words

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team_dynamicsProject Team Dynamics; Enhancing Performance, Improving Results

Publisher: Management Concepts (October 6, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1567262902
ISBN-13: 978-1567262902

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Companies that embrace the power of collaboration realize that the best way to solve complex problems is to build cohesive teams made up of members with different skills and expertise. Getting teams to work productively is at the heart of project management. Developing the structure for teams to work dynamically at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness is at the heart of this book.

The author clearly outlines methods for creating and implementing a structure to deal with the inevitable difficulties that any team may encounter. With examples drawn from contemporary project management, she demonstrates the effectiveness of this straightforward approach and highlights the risks of not building a strong team culture.

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Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (September 18, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0595461107
ISBN-13: 978-0595461103

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In Simple Solutions: How “Enterprise Project Management”Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to #1, author Lisa DiTullio, renowned speaker and successful business leader, shares project management practices which supported the Boston-based health insurance company on its path from crisis in 1999 to national acclaim today.

In a straightforward style, Lisa shows you how you can successfully introduce project management in any organization. Learn how to “fight for the CAUSE”, using five simple strategies: Communicate, Advocate, Understand, Systemize, and Effect. Lisa highlights easy ways to implement each strategy. She also presents simple practices and shares real-life perspectives from key business stakeholders within Harvard Pilgrim Health Care-all of whom have participated in the company’s amazing success.

Lisa’s personal approach to project management is simple yet vital to business success: Serve vanilla. In spite of all the flavors offered, it is still the most popular. Project management does not need to be complex or complicated to support an organization’s business needs. Keeping it simple actually allows companies to develop project management competency that becomes part of the organizational culture over time. Lisa believes project management tools should support project delivery processes in their simplest form and should be enhanced only when needed. Because team dynamics are a key influence on project success, finding a way to better manage group challenges from a management and communications perspective improves the team’s internal dynamics as well as group performance.

Simple Solutions is a must for anyone who strives to transform their organization for success.