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MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MGMT 6130 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Addressing employee performance problems: 7 steps to success. (2010, January). HR Specialist: New York Employment Law, 5(1), 6.

Amabile, T. M., & Khaire, M. (2008). Creativity and the role of the leader. Harvard Business Review, 86(10), 100–109.

Amabile, T. M., & Kramer, S. (2007). Inner work life. Harvard Business Review, 85(5), 72–83.

Bagley, C. E. (2008). Winning legally: The value of legal astuteness. Academy of Management Review, 33(2), 378–390.

Banaji, M. R., Bazerman, M. H., & Chugh, D. (2003). How (un)ethical are you? Harvard Business Review, 81(12), 56–64.

Cannon, M. D., & Witherspoon, R. (2005). Actionable feedback: Unlocking the power of learning and performance improvement. Academy of Management Executive, 19(2), 120–134.
Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46–51.

Collins, J. (2005). Level 5 leadership: The triumph of humility and fierce resolve. Harvard Business Review, 83(7/8), 136–146.

Coutu, D., & Beschloss, M. (2009). Why teams DON’T work. Harvard Business Review, 87(5), 98–105.

Daniel, L. J., & Davis, C. R. (2009). What makes high-performance teams excel? Research Technology Management, 52(4), 40–45.

DeRosa, D. (2009). Virtual success: The keys to effectiveness in leading from a distance. Leadership in Action, 28(6), 9–11.

Edmondson, A., & Smith, D. (2006). Too hot to handle? How to manage relationship conflict. California Management Review, 49(1), 6–31.

Epstein, M. J., Buhovac, A. R., & Yuthas, K. (2010). Implementing sustainability: The role of leadership and organizational culture. Strategic Finance, 91(10), 41–47.

Flanagan, T., & Runde, C. (2010). Conflict-competent teams. Sales & Service Excellence, 10(9), 7.

Gibson, C. B., & Gibbs, J. L. (2006). Unpacking the concept of virtuality: The effects of geographic dispersion, electronic dependence, dynamic structure and national diversity on team innovation. Administrative Science Quarterly, 51(3), 451–495.

Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., & McKee, A. (2001). Primal leadership: The hidden driver of great performance. Harvard Business Review, 79(11), 42–51.

Gratton, L., & Erickson, T. J. (2007). Eight ways to build collaborative teams. Harvard Business Review, 85(11) 100–109.

Green, S., Schrage, M., Walker, C. A., & Muller, P. (2009). Is the rookie ready? Harvard Business Review, 87(12), 33–40.

Hackman, J. R., & Wageman, R. (2005). A theory of team coaching. Academy of Management Review, 30(2), 269–287.

Hall, B. (2010). Five traits of effective learning teams. Chief Learning Officer, 9(5), 16.

Herzberg, F. (2003). One more time: How do you motivate employees? Harvard Business Review, 81(1), 86–96.

Jeffrey, S. (2009). Are you killing creativity? Sales & Service Excellence, 9(5), 5.

Lawler, E. E., III, Pringle, A., Branham, F. L., Cornelius, J., & Martin, J. (2008). Why are we losing all our good people? Harvard Business Review, 86(6), 41–51.

Lencioni, P. M. (2003). The trouble with teamwork, Leader to Leader, 2003(29), 35–40.

Lencioni, P. (2009). Teamwork, leadership and suffering. Focus: Teams, 6(1), 8.

Lencioni, P. (2006). Silos, politics, turf wars, Leadership Excellence, 23(2), 3–4.

Lencioni, P. (2008). Team dysfunction, Sales & Service Excellence, 8(4), 6.

Leveraging HR and knowledge management in a challenging economy. (2009, June). HR Magazine, 54(9), 1–9.

Mumford, T. V., & Mattson, M. (2009). Will teams work? How the nature of work drives synergy in autonomous team designs. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1–6.

Pannoni, R., & Ricketts, G. (2010). A new taxonomy for learning. Chief Learning Officer, 9(8), 32–35.

Pfeffer, J., & Veiga, J. (1999). Putting people first for organizational success. Academy of Management Executive, 13(2), 37–48.

Playing favorites: How to avoid unintended partiality in decisions, reviews. (2010, January). HR Specialist: New York Employment Law, 5(1), 6.

Pless, N. M., & Maak, T. (2005). Relational intelligence for leading responsibly in a connected world. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1–16.

Saunders, D. (2007). Create an open climate for communication.  American Salesman, 52(11) 25–29.
Weeks, H. (2001). Taking the stress out of stressful conversations. Harvard Business Review, 79(7), 112–119.
Wellington, P., & Foster, N. (2009). 21st century teamwork. Engineering & Technology, 4(18), 72–75.

Zigarmi, D., Houson, D., Diehl, J., & Witt, D. (2010). Employee work passion: A new look at engagement. Chief Learning Officer, 9(6), 32–35.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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