||Gaining Competitive Advantage with Shared Leadership Teams
||R. Daniel Fenn, Richard S. Dinkins, Dale Miller
||American Management Association
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Course Objective:To build shared-leadership teams for improved productivity.
Learn how to:
- Build a strong business case for shared leadership teams
- Implement shared leadership teams
- Build the foundation of team success
- Analyze and develop member and team capabilities
- Create clear team member roles and responsibilities
- Measure teams' performance
- Track directly measurable business results
More About the course:You already know the benefits of successful
teamwork. Now it's time to raise your success to the next level. Forward-looking organizations
have discovered that shared leadership, rather than self-management, is what unlocks truly
high performance for teams. This self-study course�the first of its kind–gives you a practical
road map to building shared leadership teams and using them to gain competitive advantage.
If you're new to the shared leadership concept, you'll be brought up to speed quickly. The
authors examine why this approach works so well, for face-to-face teams as well as computer-networked
"virtual teams." An array of real-world success stories, in areas ranging from customer service to
product improvement, will help you make the case for shared leadership teams to your company leaders.
And you'll learn how to determine what degree of shared leadership is right for your organization.
Moving from theory to solid practice, this course lays out the short-term building blocks and
long-term strategies needed to create truly shared leadership. It shows how to identify the
range of team skills and behaviors needed to reach the best business results–and helps you
prepare an appropriate action plan. You'll also enjoy proven guidance on such nitty-gritty
issues as setting goals, measuring performance, and supporting your teams through effective
compensation and continuous feedback.
R. Daniel Fenn is a consultant who brings management development experience and an
understanding of the organizational change process to help
organizations redesign their processes to optimize their social and technical
systems.His strong facilitative and training skills have helped organizations
increase competitiveness and profitability through improvements in total
quality management,team development,interpersonal skills,and the changing roles of
supervisors and employees in high-involvement organizations.
Mr.Fenn is the president of Fenn & Associates, an organization development
consulting firm in Kansas City,Missouri.He has worked with a diverse
group of organizations,including Monsanto,Shell Oil,Allied Signal Aerospace,CITGO
Petroleum,Cardone Industries,the Department of Commerce,
Kansas Farm Bureau,Grandview (Missouri)School District,HybriTech,and
American Business Women ? Association.Mr.Fenn holds a bachelor ? degree in
sociology and master ? degrees in theology and counseling.
Richard S. Dinkins is a consultant,trainer,and designer of reward systems,including
systems for team-based organizations.He focuses on creating
large-scale culture change through high-involvement work systems;team
development and conflict resolution,especially among executive teams;compensation
systems design and implementation;work process redesign;and
performance appraisal processes in a team environment.
Mr.Dinkins is a Senior Organization Consultant for Sprint Communications Organization.
He has brought his expertise to such diverse clients as
Monsanto,Mobil,Goodyear Tire & Rubber,the Environmental Protection
Agency,the Federal Aviation Administration,the Department of Agriculture,
and Northern Indiana Public Service.Mr.Dinkins holds a bachelor ? degree
in English and a master ? degree in psychology.
Dale Miller is an organization development consultant and trainer who
co-developed a successful leadership process for supervisory staff.He focuses
on developing the skills that help supervisors at all levels become leaders,
using a process approach.He has made many presentations to groups such as
the American Society for Training and Development and the Association for
Quality and Participation.
Mr.Miller has extensive experience as a manufacturing supervisor and
general manager.He has often been a guest speaker and instructor for the
Executive Fellowship programs at Rockhurst College in Kansas City,Missouri.His clients
have included such varied organizations as Allied Signal
Aerospace,CITGO Petroleum,the Social Security Administration,Lyondell
Petrochemical,Lawrence Family Practice,and The Fagan Company.
The publisher would like to thank the following people for their review of the
manuscript of this course:
Darcy Hitchcock,President,Axis Performance Advisors,Inc.,Portland,Oregon
Donna Deeprose,Principal,Deeprose Consulting,New York,New York.
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