Smart Teams: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Smart Teams containing key details about the book.

What is Smart Teams About?

"Smart Teams: How to Lead, Innovate, and Succeed Together" by Dr. Richard Boyatzis and Ellen Van Oosten focuses on the importance of emotional intelligence in team dynamics and performance. The book provides practical tips and tools for leaders to foster a positive and productive team culture and achieve high-level results. The book provides strategies and techniques for developing and managing high-performing teams through effective communication, goal setting, and leadership skills.

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Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to enhance team productivity. Building on the concepts presented in Smart Work, which focuses on personal productivity, this book shows you how to turn unproductive team behaviours that create friction into ‘superproductive’ behaviours that promote flow. Productivity is, at its core, a leadership issue — and this book provides practical guidelines that help you build a culture where productivity thrives.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Smart Teams

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* Emotional intelligence is crucial for team success.

* Teams with high levels of emotional intelligence are more innovative and have better communication and collaboration skills.

* Leaders can develop emotional intelligence in their teams through practices such as active listening, empathy, and self-awareness.

* Teams should focus on shared goals and values, open communication, and a positive work environment.

* Teams that prioritize continuous learning and development are more likely to succeed in the long-term.

Who is the author of Smart Teams?

DERMOT CROWLEY is an author, speaker, and the founder and director of Adapt Productivity, a leading training and coaching service in Australia. He is also the creator of the Smart Work program, linking productivity theory to technology.

Book Details

  • Print length: 208 pages
  • Genre: Business, Nonfiction, Productivity

Smart Teams Chapters

Chapter 1 :Enabling productive flow
Chapter 2:Qualities of a smart team
Chapter 3:Changing team behaviours
Chapter 4:Communicate: Make less noise
Chapter 5:Congregate: Make meetings count
Chapter 6:Collaborate: Make projects great
Chapter 7:Key skills for effective cooperation
Chapter 8:Creating a more productive culture
Chapter 9:Some productivity projects

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal growth, you may want to explore my list of favorite self-improvement books. These books, which have had a significant impact on my life, are carefully curated and come with summaries and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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