This book is about how you and your leadership team can get better results. Drawing on my more than thirty years’ experience as an organizational psychologist helping leadership teams get unstuck and make solid progress, it provides practical, use-it-now advice backed by solid research to answer two of the key questions for team development: What do I do to make my team and myself more effective? and also, Why do I do it? Knowing why as well as how lets you improvise on the spot like a chef rather than plodding through a recipe and hoping the dish comes out right.

It’s not simple or easy—there’s no magic wand or silver bullet, and I can’t promise that in three or four weeks your team will be changed forever. On the other hand, no one ...

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