Category Archives: Partners and Teams

The primary goal of these books is to increase the functioning and impact of partnerships and/or teams.

Training Camp: A Fable About Excellence

Gordon, J. Training Camp: A Fable About Excellence. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Recommended by Jenelle Sobotka

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Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture

Gordon, J. Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Recommended by Jenelle Sobotka

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Winning

Welch, J. Winning. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2005.

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Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Life and Work

Wagner, R. and Muller, G. Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Life and Work. New York, NY: Gallup Press, 2009.

Recommended by Kristin Janke, U of MN, CoP

Star Rating: 3 (Liked it)

Review:   Partnership is incredibly important to leadership.  In particular, partnerships may be vital in helping to manage weaknesses.  I’ve been looking for a book that provides an overview of the elements of a successful partnership.  This book fits that bill.  I’ve recommended it to students that are working in extended partnerships.  When both partners have read it and discussed the concepts, students have reported that it is helpful.  Students have reported really liking the examples of partnerships.  I found some of the example to be repetitive of other books I’ve read, otherwise I would have probably personally rated it higher.

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The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

Arbinger Institute. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 2008.

Recommended by Kristin Janke, U of MN, CoP

Star Rating: 3 (Liked it)

Review:  This book is another easy-to-read and digest fable from the Arbinger Institute.  Since 2007, we’ve had students and pharmacists read Leadership and Self Deception to rave reviews.  Although some content is repeated in this book, I found the repetition to be reinforcing and minimal.  There is plenty of new content.  For those that want to get a bigger picture perspective on conflict,  I found it to be a logical extension to Leadership and Self Deception.

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The Speed of Trust: One Thing that Changes Everything

Covey, S. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything. New York, NY: Free Press, 2006.

Recommended by Kristin Janke, U of MN, CoP

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Review:  I picked this book up because it focused on trust and seemed like a logical extension to some work we were doing on team building.  Indeed, it is good additional reading for instructors working with Five Dysfunctions of a Team.   I’ve only had two students read it at this point.  One liked it, but the other preferred Leadership and Self Deception.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Lencioni, P. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2002.

Recommended by Kristin Janke, U of MN CoP

Star Rating: 4 (Really Liked It)

Review:  We’ve used this since 2007 in an elective leadership course.  It leads to good discussion of the factors that influence how functional a team is and the strategies that can be used to help teams to become more functional.  We supplement it with two, two hour workshops where students analyze teams they’ve participated on in relation to the concepts from the book.

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