Howard Guttman on Building High-Performance Teams

    Jan 24, 2019

    Nancy Tennant Snyder's new book Unleashing Innovation tells the inside story of one of the most successful innovation turnarounds in American history. Co-written with Deborah L. Duarte, Snyder reveals how Whirlpool undertook one of the largest change efforts in corporate history and show how innovation was embedded throughout the company, which ultimately led to bottom-line results. Nancy Tennant Snyder is corporate vice president for leadership and strategic competencies for Whirlpool Corporation, reporting to the chairman and CEO, Jeff M. Fettig. BusinessWeek named her one of twenty-five Innovation Champions in the world. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success * Planning and Developing New Products * High-Impact Decision Making: Reducing Risks, Maximizing Results * Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Thinker To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: * Getting to Innovation: How Asking the Right Questions Generates the Great Ideas Your Company Needs, by Arthur B. VanGundy * The Power of Strategy Innovation: A New Way of Linking Creativity and Strategic Planning to Discover Great Business Opportunities, by Robert E. Johnston, J. Douglas Bate * The Innovation Killer: How What We Know Limits What We Can Imagine — and What Smart Companies Are Doing About It, by Cynthia Barton Rabe * Something Really New: Three Simple Steps to Creating Truly Innovative Products, by Denis J. Hauptly * The Seeds of Innovation, by Elaine DundonStandout performance is what it takes to be a top business team. In Great Business Teams, Howard Guttman examines the inner workings of over 30 business teams, at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels, to offer a radically new vision of...Standout performance is what it takes to be a top business team. In Great Business Teams, Howard Guttman examines the inner workings of over 30 business teams, at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels, to offer a radically new vision of the emerging horizontal organization and of the high-performing teams that are the cornerstone of its success. Using an impressive array of real-life examples drawn from his extensive consulting experience and research, Guttman isolates five key factors that drive up team performance and, in the process, challenges prevailing notions of team leadership, membership, accountability, decision making, and conflict, replacing them with a fresh and dynamic approach to achieving better results. Howard M. Guttman is Principal of Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. (GDS), a New Jersey-based management consulting firm specializing in building high-performance teams, executive coaching, and strategic and operational alignment. GDS works primarily with senior management at companies such as Chico's FAS, Inc.; Colgate-Palmolive; John Hancock; Johnson & Johnson; Liz Claiborne; L'Oreal USA; Mars Inc.; Novartis; PepsiCo; and Philip Morris USA.AMA_Edgewise_0835.mp3