Book News: October 29th, 2009

By Geoffrey M. Bellman and Kathleen D. Ryan

The authors present a new approach to help teams nurture extraordinary experiences and to excel.

Some groups inspire people to describe them is such terms as “powerful” or simply “wow.” But why are some teams described in such exceptional terms, while most are not? Bellman and Ryan argue that an extraordinary group emerges when a group experience satisfies two or more core needs that members intuitively bring to any group they join.

Based on extensive research, the book presents the Group Needs Model to help anyone nurture extraordinary experiences in their groups and achieve outstanding results. The book introduces a new approach for creating extraordinary experiences and results in teams. It identifies the key characteristics that define exceptional teams.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-40481-2. US $18.45