Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Big Book Of Leadership Games: Quick, Fun Activities To Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, And Bring Out The Best In Employees By Vasudha K. Deming

The Big Book of Leadership Games: Quick, Fun Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, and Bring Out the Best in Employees

The Big Book of Leadership Games: Quick, Fun Activities to Improve Communication, Increase Productivity, and Bring Out the Best in Employees
By Vasudha K. Deming

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Product Description

Dozens of engaging ways to forge good working relationships between managers and their staffs

This book offers managers 50 fun, illuminating experiential activities for building a positive, open, and productive relationship with the people they manage. Unlike ropes courses and other off-site management activities, The Big Book of Leadership Games features activities that can be used in the workplace during staff meetings, as a part of training sessions, or even in the course of daily work. This empowering guide shows leaders how to:

  • Tap employees' creativity and boost their self-confidence
  • Create and sustain a mutual trust with employees
  • Break down communication barriers and increase collaboration
  • Bring about a positive climate in the workplace
  • Encourage higher productivity
  • Solicit constructive feedback
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #241719 in Books
  • Published on: 2004-07-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .51" h x 7.26" w x 9.16" l, .68 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 250 pages
Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

A treasury of fun, simple games and activities to help you become a more effective leader and build a happier, more productive work environment

Whether you work in retail, high tech, manufacturing, health care, entertainment, or any other type of profit, nonprofit, or government organization, The Big Book of Leadership Games can help you become a more effective leader and have fun in the process. This book provides you with fifty games and activities to help you hone your management skills while forging better working relationships between you and your staff and among staff members themselves. You'll promote greater job satisfaction, increase employee loyalty, and ramp up productivity.

The unique games and activities in this book are designed for a busy workplace, and most can be accomplished in twenty minutes or less--during staff meetings, in training sessions, or even in the course of a regular work day.

These simple, illuminating activities are guaranteed to help you:

  • Create and sustain trust between you and your staff
  • Break down communication barriers
  • Establish a strong rapport with the people you manage
  • Increase collaboration among all staff members
  • Tap employees' creativity and innovation
  • Improve performance and productivity
  • Delegate responsibilities and empower employees
  • Reduce stress and create a more upbeat, congenial work environment
  • Gain powerful insights on leadership from your staff

About the Author

Vasudha K. Deming is a director at Impact Learning Systems, a California-based training and consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations master positive management techniques and core communication skills. She has been active in the field of training and development since 1992 as an instructional designer, author, trainer, and consultant.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
2Worth $1.99
By David McGraw
I am very disappointed in this book. I was looking for leadership games to share with my management class. Of the 50 games listed, only about 10 deal directly with leadership skills and traits. The rest are general ice-breakers, productivity boosters, and team-building games. And, in my opinion, none of the games are worth more than what you can find for free on the internet. For instance, one game encourages you to develop a slide presentation of photos and ask your group about first impressions of people. It is a good idea for a quick game but the book doesn't provide any photos. It took about 45 minutes to read the entire 160 page book. So, if you can pick up a used copy of this book for a couple of bucks, you may find a few useful ideas that you can adapt to your own work.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Some really good ideas here
By Allen J. Venezio
I bought this book for use with my high school band leadership camp. There are some great team building activities in here and it also includes some worksheets to copy and hand out. It is certainly not all-inclusive, but it is a great start when looking for activities to motivate a group of people who need to work together to work towards a common goal.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Productive and fun
By Jay S. Levenson
If you're searching for a book of group games that are productive and fun, then search no further. This book has a wide variety of exercises to meet almost any meeting goal.

I used several of the exercises in this book to facilitate a strategic planning session. The result was a productive and fun meeting in which the organization was engaged, producing a plan that was able to move the group towards greater success.

The book is well organized making it easy to find games which fit with the goals I was trying to achieve. The instructions were clear and complete. There are tips for maximizing the use of the games, also. I'll be using this book, often.

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