Taking Up Your Role: Overview

A roadmap for increasing clarity, alignment, and fulfillment in your workplace and your life.

How can I excel at my job, without losing myself in my work? How can my employees function collaboratively, despite their conflicting personalities? What role should a manager play within a team—and why do we need one, anyway? Is there a way to fix our meetings so that we actually get something accomplished?

TAKING UP YOUR ROLE answers these and many other questions. This practical guide translates complex concepts from systems theory and group development research into clear, straightforward language. The authors bring these ideas to life with concrete examples from a wide range of industries, together with exercises to help you address the challenges of your specific work situation. Whether you’re a front-line worker or a CEO, you’ll walk away with a clearer understanding of your own role, as well as steps you can take to improve performance in yourself, your team, and your organization as a whole.

“This book should be read by anyone who wants to gain insight into their roles at work and home.”
Susan Wheelan, Ph.D., Author, Creating Effective Teams and Group Processes

“I have been a manager for more than 30 years and have had the opportunity to participate in a series of leadership training programs, and I have read countless management books. Now, for the first time, I have read a book that can actually guide us in working to develop a collaborative partnership with our employees.”
Lena Lager, Director, Department of Social Services, Gotland, Sweden

Want to learn more about Taking Up Your Role? Read the Table of Contents or preview an Excerpt.
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