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More Quick Team-building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 New Exercises That Get Results in 15 Minutes

More Quick Team-building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 New Exercises That Get Results in 15 Minutes

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By (author) Brian Cole Miller

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  • Publisher: Amacom
  • Format: Paperback | 191 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 18mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 18 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0814473784
  • ISBN 13: 9780814473788
  • Sales rank: 204,781

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Most managers, supervisors, and team leaders realize the importance of team-building, but just can't seem to find the time in their busy schedules. More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers provides the solution! The book contains 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Each activity is presented in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. Readers will find fun and effective activities for: building new teams and helping teams with new members finding creative ways to work together and solve problems increasing and improving communication keeping competition healthy and productive within the team dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration and more. The book also includes special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit. For anyone charged with the task of bringing teams together, this book is the answer.

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Brian Cole Miller (Dublin, OH) is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm whose clients include FranklinCovey, Nationwide Insurance, and the UPS Store. He is the author of the best-selling Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers (0-8144-7201-X) and Keeping Employees Accountable for Results (0-8144-7320-2).

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If you're like most managers, you probably don't have the luxury of running complicated, time-consuming team-building activities--yet you realize how important it is to get your people working together effectively. Building on the bestselling original, More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers gives you 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. The book presents each activity in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. This practical, results-oriented book contains fun and effective activities for: - building new teams and helping teams with new members - finding creative ways to work together and solve problems - increasing and improving communication - keeping competition healthy and productive within the team - dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration - and more. Packed with proven ideas for getting the most from your team--and including special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit--this book is the answer for anyone who wants to make a team stronger...and not waste any time doing it. Praise for Brian Cole Miller's Previous Books Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers ..".an excellent primer on how to conduct and debrief his well-designed activities." --"Training Media Review" "I recommend "Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers" because the activities are fun, challenging, and easily implemented." --"The Facilitator" Keeping Employees Accountable for Results ""Keeping Employees Accountable for Results" is an excellent tool for doing just that." --"Accounting Today" Brian Cole Miller is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm whose clients include DuPont, Nationwide Insurance, and VIS. He is the author of "Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers" and "Keeping Employees Accountable for Results." He lives in Dublin, Ohio.