Build A Great Team Page 2
The Big Idea
The job of managing a team - from hiring, selecting, training, building, andkeeping enthusiasm up constantly – finally becomes a bit easier with thesehelpful guidelines. This book covers everything from basic motivating, to how tohandle people during a crisis. Straightforwardness, a firm resolve, and a hugedose of diplomacy are just some of the things a manager needs to lead and keepthe team working like a well-oiled machine. Even the most difficult situation –likesacking a team member is played out here, so you know exactly what you’resupposed to do. This is a real team how-to manual that is a quick and easy read!
Chapter One: The Team Functions
The 9 Team RolesThe PlantEvery team has a highly creative, intelligent Plant. This is your ideas person.They prefer to work independently, and are sometimes difficult to work withbecause they are inherently introverted. Putting too many Plants together may beunproductive because they will all try to compete against each other as to whohas the best idea. A Plant may not willingly take on the proposal of another Plant.The Resource InvestigatorYour resource investigator is the person who has all the right contacts needed fora project. They can build effectively on another person’s idea, and needsstimulus from other people. They love pressure and operate well in a crisis. Theyare relaxed and gregarious in nature.The CoordinatorBorn with a natural inclination to focus properly on the objectives of the team, thecoordinator knows how to communicate effectively. She may have a natural air ofauthority, and the team members have a genuine respect for her. Coordinatorsare usually more emotionally mature than the other team members, and are ableto extract the skills needed from different team members. Coordinators can easilyarticulate the collective viewpoint of the team, and while they may not be ascreative or intelligent as the others, they do have a strong sense of discipline andcontrol.The ShaperA highly-strung high-energy individual, the Shaper is always jumping into actionand easily sees the need for urgency. Coordinators may have to put a brake on
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