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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership by Andrew J. DuBrin

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Chapter 14

[image]Techniques for Enhancing Team Spirit

In This Chapter
  • Promoting a mission that binds the group
  • Fostering interaction through physical proximity and encouraging people to share ideas
  • Rewarding contributions to team goals
  • Engaging in tasks performed by the team and creating rewarding opportunities for others
  • Encouraging the use of in-group jargon and introducing humor with appropriate frequency

Jill, the recently appointed manager of product planning at a food manufacturer, was invited to visit a staff meeting of the packing design team. She welcomed the invitation because packaging design was an essential part of launching a new product.

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