Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations

By Rich Karlgaard, Michael S Malone, Richard Karlgaard

A groundbreaking book that sheds new light on the vital importance of teams as the fundamental unit of organization and competition in the global economy.

Teams--we depend on them for both our professional success and our personal happiness. But isn't it odd how little scrutiny we give them? The teams that make up our lives are created mostly by luck, happenstance, or circumstance--but rarely by design. In trivial matters--say, a bowling team, the leadership of a neighborhood group, or a holiday party committee--success by serendipity is already risky enough. But when it comes to actions by fast-moving start-ups, major corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governments, leaving things to chance can be downright dangerous.

Offering vivid reports of the latest scientific research, compelling case studies, and great storytelling, Team Genius shows managers and executives that the planning, design, and management of great teams no longer have to be a black art. It explores solutions to essential questions that could spell the difference between success and obsolescence. Do you know how to reorganize your subpar teams to turn them into top performers? Can you identify which of the top-performing teams in your company are reaching the end of their life span? Do you have the courage to shut them down? Do you know how to create a replacement team that will be just as effective--without losing time or damaging morale? And, most important, are your teams the right size for the job?

Throughout, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone share insights and real-life examples gleaned from their careers as journalists, analysts, investors, and globetrotting entrepreneurs, meeting successful teams and team leaders to reveal some "new truths":

  • The right team size is usually one fewer person than what managers think they need.
  • The greatest question facing good teams is not how to succeed, but how to die.
  • Good "chemistry" often makes for the least effective teams.
  • Cognitive diversity yields the highest performance gains--but only if you understand what it is.
  • How to find the "bliss point" in team intimacy--and become three times more productive.
  • How to identify destructive team members before they do harm.
  • Why small teams are 40 percent more likely to create a successful breakthrough than a solo genius is.
  • Why groups of 7 ( 2), 150, and 1,500 are magic sizes for teams.

Eye-opening, grounded, and essential, Team Genius is the next big idea to revolutionize business.



    RELATED ARTICLES

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

Posted August 13, 2015, 11:00 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity
Angie McArthur & Dawna Markova have collaborated on a wonderful new book to teaches us all about collaborative intelligence. Read more

BESTSELLERS: July 2015 Business Book Bestsellers

Posted August 3, 2015, 10:09 AM with category of The Company
Our business book bestsellers for the month of July, 2015 Read more

INTERVIEWS: Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone on Business and Books

Posted July 16, 2015, 10:00 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity
In which we learn what questions the authors still have about business and what books have influenced them. Read more

INTERVIEWS: A Q&A with Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone

Posted July 15, 2015, 10:00 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity
We continue our Thinker in Residence with Rich Karlgaard and Mike Malone with some questions about their great new book, Team Genius. Read more

INTERVIEWS: Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone

Posted July 14, 2015, 11:30 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity
In Team Genius, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone have teamed up to tell why "More than ever, business success now comes down to teams." Read more




    SHARE THIS
Embedicon
 
9780062302540
eBook

  Choose a format

Price: $22.39/ea
LIST PRICE: $27.99

Bulk Hardcover Non-returnable Discounts
Quantity Price Discount
1 - 24 $22.39 20%
25 - 99 $19.59 30%
100 - 499 $18.19 35%
500 - 999 $17.63 37%
ISBN: 9780062302540

About the Hardcover

Publisher HarperBusiness
Publish date 07/07/2015
Pages 304
ISBN-13 9780062302540
ISBN-10 006230254X
Language English

Need 1000 or more?

Additional discounts may be available for print books. We also offer pricing for RETURNABLE orders. Please call 1-800-236-7323 or email us to request a quote.


Interested in eBooks?

If you would like pricing and availability on eBooks (25 copy minimum/US billing only), click the link below to send an email directly to our trusted digital distribution partner, BookShout.
Request a quote for eBooks

Other questions about eBooks can be directed to support@800ceoread.com.