We rely on teams more than ever to meet increasingly challenging goals. The gap for many team leaders is not the one between ignorance and knowing, it is the gap between knowing and doing - we see the dysfunction but do not have time or energy to fix it. We will experiment with several practical techniques for creating and sustaining high-performing teams and removing barriers to collaboration and explore the four areas of common team dysfunction: creating, motivating, collaborating, and deciding.
- Acquire knowledge about multiple practices of how to properly inspire team members to create and sustain high performance on tasks.
- Remove barriers that hinder team members from creating, motivating, collaborating, and deciding as a successful team.
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John Austin, an award-winning researcher and engaging teacher, has worked with leaders across industries. His client lists include Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Merck, The US National Park Service, Nokia, HSBC, Pfizer, and The University of Pennsylvania.
John’s teaching and training experience spans a broad range, from MBA students to practicing managers to top executives. He is skilled at translating strategies and concepts into actionable, engaging programs. He has been a faculty member at Smeal College of Business at Penn State University and The University of Washington, and teaches at The Wharton School, Georgetown University, and Duke Corporate Education. He has also helped to found two companies based on his research.
John earned a B.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in management from Boston College. His research has been published in leading management and applied psychology journals, as well as practice-oriented magazines like HR Magazine. He has been cited in numerous major media outlets, including CNN, Barron’s, and the Wall Street Journal.