Summary of Nice Teams Finish Last
The Secret to Unleashing Your Team's Maximum Potential
Copyright © 2010 AMACOM, a division of American Management Association
Transform your teams’ interactions to include honest, meaningful feedback while maintaining peace and increasing productivity.
How would you best describe your team’s work dynamic? Sugar and spice and everything “Nice”? “Fierce” as a fever? Or “Bold” as brass? This book’s main premise is that teams are often too nice or too fierce, when instead they should be bold to succeed and get their work done. Management and training consultant Brian Cole Miller, a bestselling author, explains how to create a bold team. He organizes his ideas by identifying the roles participants play and by discussing the myths and truths about how best to manage teams. His suggestions for giving feedback, making requests and handling conflicts are especially helpful. Miller’s examples are basic and instructive, and he writes in a straightforward style. getAbstract recommends his book to anyone charged with leading or managing a group of people for the first time, and to seasoned leaders and managers who seek a skills review to bring their teams to new levels of performance.
In this summary, you will learn
- Which guidelines effective teams use
- What roles typical team members fulfill
- How to use the four principles of “bold” teams to offer feedback, make requests and resolve conflicts
Comment on this summary
2 years agoThe goal of confronting someone is to resolve a problem, not winning the argument.....Wow. Nice is nice, but bold is the best.
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