Praise for Team Players and Teamwork
"In the new edition of Team Players and Teamwork Glenn Parker updates his landmark compendium on the essential effect of cross-functional teamwork to encompass the added complexities of globalization facing team leaders and team members in the twenty-first century. Anyone participating on or managing members of a cross-functional team will benefit from reading this essential guide to successful teamwork."
-Jeffrey W. Warmke, vice president, global project management and leadership, Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development
"Glenn Parker has the unique combination of sound thinking and clear writing. In his recent version of Team Players and Teamwork he succeeds in taking this combination of skills to a higher level."
-Sivasilam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, president, Workshops by Thiagi, Inc.
"Glenn's book is a must-read for team leaders and team members who are looking for a comprehensive set of tools and ideas to help teams perform more effectively. Glenn offers practical wisdom-based on years of first-hand experience-that is unparalleled in the field of team dynamics."
-Robert Hoffman, executive director, organization development and talent management, oncology business unit, Norvartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Meeting Excellence is a comprehensive resource that provides a wide range of ready-to-use tools that have been developed and tested by a meeting initiative within Novartis Pharmaceuticals. It is based on years of research observing team meetings, examining existing meeting documents, and conducting a number of intensive individual interviews in the U.S. and Europe. This important book offers the information and tools needed to prepare, facilitate, and follow up on all your meetings. Step by step, Meeting Excellence shows how to Create an action-focused meeting agenda Ensure that everyone participates in discussion Deal with disruptive and inattentive people Develop a climate of trust among meeting participants Create and deliver effective meeting presentations Stay on track to achieve your meeting goals Achieve clear communication during a multicultural meeting Liven up a dreary and unproductive meeting Close your meeting on an upbeat and positive note Get action on team action items Improve meeting communications with line management Evaluate your meeting quickly and effectively Choose among various web-based meeting tools