“I follow the 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams model not simply because it works so well, but also because it is so sensible, so easily understood by team members, and so implementable. The book is impressive in how applicable it is to real situations, in real organizations, involving real team-building issues. I return to it often to get grounded once again in the core principles of teamwork that Kohn and O'Connell advocate."
—Dr. Laila El Sayed, project engineer, Dupont iTechnologies
Increasingly, organizations count on project teams to develop products and deliver services to their customers. Consequently, effective teamwork and team leadership are integral components of an organization’s success.
In 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams, Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O’Connell define the essence of superior performance by project teams at work, and identify nine attributes of team membership and team leadership that set the stage for accomplishment of group objectives. Kohn and O’Connell bring these proven strategies to life with real-world examples drawn from decades of experience.
Stephen E. Kohn is president of Work & People Solutions, specializing in executive coaching, management training, and organizational development. He works one-on-one with managers and executives at many leading corporate organizations, including Ernst & Young, Dupont, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, and BMW USA. He also delivers a variety of specialized training for new managers, focusing on methods for transitioning to a role requiring sound approaches to people empowerment and more senior-level leadership. Kohn works out of White Plains, New York.
Vincent D. O’Connell is president of B-SOLID Coaching and Training, a McLean, Virginia–based training and consulting firm focused on improving leadership, account relationship management, and teamwork skills within organizations. O’Connell served in executive positions in marketing at various hospitals, and he was a consultant for the Hay Group and Buck Consultants. A graduate of Brown University, he did his graduate work in human resources management at Cornell University. O’Connell has authored numerous articles for professional journals and coauthored five books with Kohn.