Higher Education

Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership, 5th Edition

  • Gay Lumsden California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • Donald Lumsden California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
  • Carolyn Wiethoff Indiana University
  • ISBN-10: 049557046X  |  ISBN-13: 9780495570462
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2000, 1997
  • © 2010 | Published
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Overview

COMMUNICATING IN GROUPS AND TEAMS: SHARING LEADERSHIP, 5th Edition examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a strong focus on ethics and diversity. The Fifth Edition addresses the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology's role in small group communication. The text also explores the growing trend among colleges to challenge students' understanding of their leadership competence and consider the ethical and social implications of group participation.

Features and Benefits

  • An emphasis on skills, rather than theory, helps students quickly gain practical knowledge.
  • Chapter 7 focuses on creative thinking in small groups—a topic rarely covered in texts in this market.
  • Cultural diversity, gender, and ethical issues are integrated throughout the text and are presented as an integral part of quality teamwork.
  • Strong, useful appendices on group formats and group reports provide reference material for students.
  • Chapter 3 includes step-by-step direction on how to run a meeting.
  • Integrated discussions about technology's impact on groups and teamwork, includes coverage of group decision support software.
  • Leadership principles are introduced early (Ch. 2).

Table of Contents

PREFACE.
Part I: YOUR ROLES IN GROUPS AND TEAMS.
1. Your Groups and Teams: Communicating for Success.
2. Your Teamwork Responsibility: Sharing Leadership.
PART II: SHARING LEADERSHIP TO CREATE TEAMWORK.
3. The "Work" in Teamwork: Planning the Process.
4. The "Team" in Teamwork: Bringing Individuals Together.
Part III:SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TASK PROCESSES.
5. Task Questions and Resources: Launching Your Inquiry.
6. Logical and Critical Thinking: Analyzing Team Information.
7. Innovative and Creative Thinking: Generating New Ideas.
8. Problem Analysis and Decision Making: Following Clear Systems.
Part IV: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TRANSACTIONAL PROCESSES.
9. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication: Building Transactional Processes.
10. Listening and Questioning: Developing Team Dialogue.
PART FIVE: MEETING CHALLENGES TO LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP.
11. Teams and Designated Leaders: Achieving Team Visions.
12. Team Pressures and Conflicts: Meeting the Challenges.
13. Team Problems and Participation: Managing the Obstacles.
Appendix A Group Formats and Approaches: Planning Public Meetings.
Appendix B Oral and Written Reports: Communicating Team Findings.
Glossary.
References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • New case studies on topics of interest to students.
  • Revised examples and boxes to reflect an array of team types.
  • Discussion on radical changes in the definitions of "business" and "team".
  • Updated research and resources throughout.
  • Expanded coverage of teams that meet electronically such as employees who work extensively in virtual teams, and educational use of online learning management systems (such as Blackboard).

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