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Crack the code for standout performance and your team will join the 25 high-performing organizations profiled in Great Business Teams. Howard M. Guttman examines the inner workings of business teams; isolates five key performance drivers; and offers a radically new vision of the emerging horizontal organization and the great teams that are the cornerstone of its success.
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Great Business Teams

*p.11 - Redefining the fundamentals of leadership
*p.21 - How Mars Inc. became great
*p.36 - Distributing power for high performance
*p.50 - The mindset of great players
*p.106 - Managing differences on global teams
*p.125 - How great teams make decisions
*p.181 - Building a great organization the Redken way
Other Books by Howard M. Guttman:

Coach Yourself to Win (Book Website)

When Goliaths Clash (Buy on Amazon)

Praise for Great Business Teams

"Great Business Teams provides an excellent guide to companies that would like to embark on a similar high-performance journey."

— Robert J. Gamgort, Executive Chairman, KeurigDrPepper

"In Great Business Teams, Howard Guttman digs deeply into the dynamics of organizational life to discover the 'code' for standout performance, which enables leaders and their teams to achieve significant results now and well into the future."

— President and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum;
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom

"Howard Guttman's book puts into context what it means to actually develop high-performing teams. This is much more than an academic exercise; it gives you practical ways to get started, at all levels of management, today."

— Michael E. Sneed, (retired) EVP Global Corporate Affairs
and Chief Communications Officer, Johnson and Johnson

"Every team manager should read and apply these principles. If you want your team to be successful, this is a must read."

— Jean-Daniel Gervais, Amazon reviewer

About Great Business Teams

In Great Business Teams, renowned business consultant Howard M. Guttman takes you inside some of the world's most successful corporations—Johnson & Johnson; Novartis; Mars, Incorporated, and L'Oréal, to name a few—to discover how a powerful new high-performance, horizonal model has changed the way leaders lead, team members function, challenges are met, and decisions are made. He also reveals how and why the organizations that have implemented this innovative team structure have become great companies, able to ride the crosscurrents during lean times and truly soar when opportunities arise.

Guttman bases his keen insights on more than twenty-five years of work with major corporations. In Great Business Teams, you will meet thirty-nine senior executives from twenty-five standout companies, whom he has interviewed in depth and whose performance he has tracked over time. This hands-on guide delivers all of the insights, techniques, and hard-won wisdom needed to create, operate, and sustain well-run and effective business teams that consistently achieve the highest levels of performance.


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