By Les McKeown
In his new publication, McKeown argues that each profitable group incorporates a severe participant, the Synergist, who can take the 3 exisiting forms - The daring dreamers (Visionaries), the pragmatic realists (Operators), and the structures designers (Processors) - and knit them jointly right into a dynamic, well-rounded group. most significantly, in response to McKeown, the Synergist is a task that any one can examine.
While such a lot makes an attempt at teamwork development deal simply with the indications of staff disorder reminiscent of mistrust, terrible verbal exchange, and worry of swap, McKeown tackle the basis reason: the innately risky Visionary-Operator-Processor triangle. simply because all of the 3 kinds' motivations, perspectives, and pursuits are incompatible, with out a Synergist each crew will ultimately implode, stall, or underperform. simply the Synergist can set aside their very own time table and interpret the language of adverse personalities, trap the easiest from everybody, and positioned the nice of the company prior to their very own ego.
McKeown- who has used strategies awarded the following in his consulting with Harvard collage, American show monetary prone, the united states military, Pella company, Microsoft, United applied sciences company, and extra- exhibits how anyone can fill this serious function, even if they're the formal chief of the gang.
With thought-provoking self-assesments and an in depth Synergist Toolkit, he teaches how an individual can discover ways to be a good Synergist by way of spotting the important symptoms of inneffective teamwork and making the best interventions at those pivitol moments.
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Palgrave® and Macmillan® are registered trademarks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and other countries. ISBN: 978–0–230–12055–6 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data McKeown, Les (John Leslie), 1956– The synergist : how to lead your team to predictable success / by Les McKeown. p. cm. ISBN 978–0–230–12055–6 (hardcover) 1. Teams in the workplace. 2. Leadership. I. Title. 4’092—dc23 2011030804 A catalogue record of the book is available from the British Library. , Chennai, India First edition: January 2012 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Printed in the United States of America.
The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success by Les McKeown