How Successful Teams Work: What Science Says about Leadership and High-Performance Teamwork

David Smith

Any business environment is a team sport, but too many manager-employee collaborations ignore the fact that one-on-one is where the leadership magic happens. To build great relationships and produce incredible results, you need to create high-quality, give-and-take partnerships.

In How Successful Teams Work, David F. Smith combines his extensive sales career experience with current scientific leadership research to show you how to achieve business success by applying the concepts of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) theory. Smith presents managers with five behaviors–Inclusion, Respecting, Rewarding, Improvement, and Modeling–to become effective, inspiring team leaders, while also demonstrating three themes that team members can focus on to help bolster and enhance collaborative efforts.

Whether you’re a team leader looking for better, faster results or a team member hoping to improve your work life and career, How Successful Teams Work will help you build synergistic, transformational relationships that will take your professional game to the next level.

David Smith

David F. Smith continues to enjoy his more than forty years of working in financial sales, both as a team member and a top team leader. He recently earned a Ph.D. in organizational leadership and has developed his own Five Star Leadership® program—a training system that points the way for team leaders and team members who want to build high-quality relationships leading to success at work. See this work at David lives in La Costa, California, with his wife, Anna, a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

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