1. There is a lot written about coaching employees with performance
or discipline problems. How does Hackman's approach to expert
coaching of teams differ from coaching employees? Explain.
Research consistently shows that teams underperform, despite all t
Consider the following quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
"If you want to build a ship, dont herd people together to collect
wood and dont assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to
long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de SaintExu
In many instances, good team coaching consists of asking well-timed, probing questions
that allow the team members to engage in self-analysis. Offer five coaching questions
that you think would be effective in coaching a team. Note whether each of your
You will notice that in this Week 7 there is no homework assignment. Your
discussion board posting is worth all 50 points for this week. I hope that you will
give this assignment your full attention and your best creative, passionate energy (.
and at leas
What should a company or organization do to help
prepare employees to become effective leaders?
1. Some companies invest in their human capital investment
by developing their own management training program.
Is this effective, why or why not?
2. How can c
1. As companies and organizations expand globally, many working
teams include members who are geographically dispersed - located
in different cities, states and even countries. Assume that you have
been assigned the task of developing a virtual team where
Find an example of a leader and the vision or compelling direction that she or he
created and pursued successfully. It may be a large-scale vision (for a country, an
entire organization, a movement) or a smaller-scale vision (for a department, work
Week 2 Discussion Board
Think of a team of which you are now or were in the past a member. It may be a
work team, an athletic or recreational team, a social team, or a school project team.
It may be one in which you had a good team experience and you prod
Week 1 Homework
1. Complete the Leadership Style Questionnaire and follow the
instructions to determine your preferred style of leadership. Read
about styles of leadership in the article at this link:
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Date: May 20, 1998
Mr. Robert Haas
Levis Strauss & Co
Dear Mr. Hass:
Our team enjoyed meeting with you last week and, as discussed, submit this proposed action
plan for your review. We are excited about