These choices reflect your basic values and assumptions about what it means to be a leader and what it means to be a team. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more. Together, these steps will help you create a team whose results exceed the sum of its parts. I particularly liked Schwarz' emphasis on saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Yet unilateral control consistently generates subpar results.
Add to that, Schwarz is an organizational psychologist with more than 30 years of experience helping leaders create high-performance teams. In this book, Roger Schwarz addresses a critical question: Why does a group of smart leaders so often create a less-than-smart team? In Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams, Schwarz shows us how we can use facilitation skills to lead at a higher-level and create exceptional teams. Mutual Learning is based on five core values that are common sense, but not common practice. When you apply the principles over time, you and your team will get stuck far less often, achieve higher levels of performance, have better working relationships and enjoy greater well-being The Author Roger Schwarz has been a recognized thought leader in the realm of team leadership for three decades. The leader seeks to control a situation and hold onto his or her power, rather than seeking to achieve goals by being influenced by others while also seeking to influence others. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.
To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Get the results you and your team need. You also need to change how you think. This is a roadmap for transition for any senior manager who is looking to improve the operating system of their own leadership style. You see each member of your team as having a piece of the puzzle. In this way, Mutual Learning builds on the strengths, talents and knowledge of the entire team. In this book, Roger Schwarz details ways to be more genuine and have open communication with your teams, to move from a unilateral control mindset where there is one leader who has all the answers to a mutual learning mindset where everyone has something to contribute.
He also provides a winning alternative--a set of values and beliefs that leaders can adopt to build commitment, make better decisions, and obtain better results. They ask the right questions to the right people and set the stage for people to bring out their best. I highly recommend this book and this approach. The team eventually reaches an impasse or agrees on a. It needs to create informed choice, be accountable, and practice compassion.
I frame them as choices between a traditional self-serving approach to leadership and a relatively new, more systemic and sustainable approach to leadership. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife. See how to enhance your team structures, processes, and context to get more eff ective decision making, less unproductive conflict, and greater commitment. By helping us learn new ways of thinking and behaving, it shows how we can transform ourselves from victims to powerful agents of change. The problem stems from their mindsets: beliefs about how leaders are supposed to act. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.
The values are: transparency, curiosity, accountability, informed choice and compassion. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. This chapter provides specific steps to help you and your team take stock of what the team wants to achieve, develop a team action plan for change, and plan for team conversations to begin the change. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. It is the way of seeing that shapes every thought, feeling, and behavior. Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams offers a solution: Mutual Learning.
You and your team will get stuck far less often, achieve higher levels of performance, have better working relationships, and enjoy greater well-being. These include being transparent, curious, accountable, and compassionate, and creating informed choice. How you, as an educator, respond to students' natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The stakes are higher, but so are the rewards. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual and team mindset. You view leadership as power with others, not over others, so you look for ways of sharing it.
In fact, have you ever noticed how a lot of the best leaders, are really effective facilitators? Schwarz demonstrates a rare understanding of the negative aspects of leadership, how people can recognize those aspects in themselves and how they can change their behavior for the better. This chapter describes how to apply the mutual learning mindset and behaviors to deal with these challenges, including keeping team meetings on track, speaking with one voice as a team, preventing end runs, and giving and receiving feedback. Each behavior makes a unique contribution and together they are more than the sum of their parts. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. He also provides a winning alternative — a set of values and beliefs that leaders can adopt to build commitment, make better decisions, and obtain better results.
When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. So many leadership books I've read and training I've attended focus on little tips and tricks to get your point across, that usually just stress me out and make me nervous, so it was refreshing to see something focused on just being genuine and transparent. You also need to change how you think. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.
You think of yourself as the sole leader in your team and that makes your team members followers. The team is better positioned, as a result, to realize greater commitment, enhance innovation, reduce costs, and reduce stress. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. There is a lot in this book I found useful as a manager and am hoping to put into practice. For thirty years, Schwarz has studied and consulted with leaders who faced challenges in which they were less effective than they wanted to be. Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things.