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This unit explores how to build effective teams in difficult times typified by a shortage of resources, funding, personnel, and/or time.
In addition to dealing with leadership theories, the unit will examine motivation, personality factors, perception, applied problem-solving approaches, and the role of vision, communicating a clear mission, and the development of appropriate tactics. Team-building in times of adversity, or when members from divergent groups are compelled to work together will be highlighted, with a focus on effectiveness and measurable results.
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
Define the concept of distributed leadership, and apply it to team leadership, and the notion of a "bossless team."
Understand the fundamentals of team building and how decisions are affected when there are shortages of personnel, equipment, time, and resources.
Explain how personality indicators such as the Myers-Brigg indicator can be used in conjunction with team-building.
Describe the importance of vision in team-building, and how that relates to creative approaches to solving problems that arise from shortages of key elements needed to achieve the organization's mission.
Explain how a lack of time can be as destabilizing as a lack of resources in terms of achieving goals, and how this can impact team members and team performance.
Describe potential hostile environments, and their impact on individuals and groups.
Relate transformational leadership to dealing with shortages of time, personnel, resources, and/or being in a hostile environment.
Websites and Web Resources
Meet your new leader
How the fallout from the financial crisis could breed a new type of corporate leader.
Warning: Your boss may be about to blow
Economic Crisis Takes Toll on Emotional Health
The Upside of Downward Mobility
Tyranny of Dead Ideas
excerpt / response
Booze, Drugs, BiPolar Disorder: Why Self-Medication Is a Bad Idea
U.S. Suicide On the Rise: Middle-Aged At Risk
Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in the U.S.
Budget Cuts Hit Vulnerable Elders
Oakland Tribune, Nov 23, 2008 by Sandra J Cohen
Downturn fears drove man to commit suicide
Independent, The (London), Dec 3, 2008
Food for thought -- you don't have to agree!
Team Building: Confessions of a Pom Squad Wannabe (podcast and article by susan smith nash) scroll down….
Attitudes, Beliefs, Misconceptions, and Team-Building: Elizabeth Smart and America's "Lurking Polygamists" Fantasy (podcast and article by susan smith nash)
Doing More with Less: Lean Production
Lean Production / Lean Manufacturing: Videos, audio, readings.
Lean in the Air Force. An analysis and a response / blog entry.
Solving Nursing Shortage with Team-building
Long Hours, etc. -- Why You Should Really Love Your Job
Doing More With Less Has Limits
Iraq and Beyond: Sustaining Army Forces. Rand Review.
Small Teams, Big Rewards. CIO Magazine.
Dealing with Parts Shortages Nightmares
Article on Shortage of RNs in Nursing: Diagnosis: Shortage
Jung Typology Test
iDisc Personality Test