Building a winning team

23 May 2017

Building a Winning Team book coverThe development of technical leadership capabilities is often overlooked as a training requirement in organisations but skills such as critical thinking and knowing when and how to exert your influence are key to business success.

Building a Winning Team by Prof. Brian Sutton and Dr Robina Chatham explains five management techniques to help you develop your leadership capabilities and build a winning team:

  • Help your team to see your value to them as a leader
  • Increase your circle of organisational influence
  • Delegate work for maximum impact
  • Deal with poor performance
  • Behave with a true sense of urgency

With real life examples, tips and mini exercises, this book is aimed at new managers and busy executives alike to help boost their soft skills and steer their teams to success.

Anthony Sutcliffe, MSc CCI, MBCS says: ''The book offers excellent advice; based upon solid managerial best practice promoted by top leaders and institutions within the field of management, highlighting how the newly promoted IT Manager might go about the task of turning a group of individuals into a well-functioning should be on every new manager’s purchase wish list.''

Pat Brans, Business and Technology Journalist, Business School Professor and author of Master the Moment, adds: ‘An easy read, this covers all the important points on how to step into a leadership role - especially if you work in IT. Just because you have strong technical skills, doesn’t mean you know how to lead a group of technical people. This book will show you the way.’

Future releases in the Technical Leadership Capabilities mini-series will include Delivering Benefit (due August 2017) and Growing Yourself as a Leader (due December 2017).

About the authors

Prof. Brian Sutton has over 40 years of management and leadership experience. He has developed comprehensive information systems strategies, conducted large-scale re-engineering initiatives and led major organisational change.

Dr Robina Chatham has over 35 years of experience in IT. She specialises in management development and executive coaching and is the author of a number of books including The Art of IT Management.

About the book

ISBN: 9781780173894
Format: Paperback
Publication date: May 2017
Price - UK: £9.99; EU: €12.99; US/ROW: $14.99