Based on research conducted over several years with hundreds of high-performance teams, this book is the first to identify what it takes to create high-performance teams. Denning breaks these elements down into three categories. First, there are the hygiene elements of teams that make up the traditional management literature on teams. These elements are necessary but not sufficient to create great teams. Second, there are the three drivers of high-performance teams: these are subjective factors that lift the team from good to great and generate the extraordinary productivity and the deeply meaningful experience. Third, are "accelerators, such as leadership storytelling, which speed up the ascension of the team to high-performance status by generating meaning and excitement among team members.
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About Stephen Denning
Stephen Denning is a renowned management innovator and popular online columnist at Forbes. A former World Bank executive, he serves on the advisory board for the Drucker Forum and is the author of several books including The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management.
About Norman Dietz
Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife, Sandra, transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.