ERIC Number: ED403635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Leading Your Team to Excellence: How To Make Quality Decisions.
McEwan, Elaine K.
Site-based management is a concept whose time has come. This book was designed to introduce the concept of teaming, elaborate the decision-making process, and describe the skills and processes needed for a variety of decision-making situations. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of teaming and discusses the decision-making process in depth. Chapters 2 through 9 describe eight different types of team activities in which groups may engage over the course of their working life together. The second chapter discusses building and sharing values. The third chapter covers team building and offers a variety of activities designed to help a team build trust and teamwork. Activities to develop creativity and new ideas are described in chapter 4. Chapter 5 discusses ways in which groups can share critical information with one another and with the larger audiences they may be representing. Chapters 6 through 9 introduce strategies for problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, and goal setting and planning. (Contains 14 figures, an index, various samples of worksheets, and 73 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Planning, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, School Based Management, Teamwork
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6520-6, $51.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6521-4, $23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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