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Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams

In his new book, Roger Schwarz addresses a critical question for many organizations: Why does a group of smart leaders so often create a less-than-smart team?

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The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

by Roger Schwarz The recently published third edition of the widely acclaimed, best-selling book that shows you how to apply the Mutual Learning approach to help teams change their mindset and behavior to get better results.

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“Everyone wants to be a facilitator: consultants, managers, even teachers. What is desperately needed is a common, practical reference for understanding facilitation in diverse professional settings. No one has done a better job than Roger Schwarz of synthesizing the major theoretical underpinnings and translating them into clear, usable guidelines for practitioners.” 
Peter M. Senge
Author, “The Fifth Discipline”

“The Skilled Facilitator has many good tips and practical suggestions to help everybody be a better facilitator, which is the task for all of us.” 
Peter Block
Author, “Flawless Consulting and Stewardship”

“…a rich, enticing, and extensive treasure-trove of everything you need to know about facilitating the growth and awareness of clients. Filled with creative suggestions and practices for the coaching relationship.” 
Dr. Paula Green
Director, Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
Professor, School for International Training

“The Skilled Facilitator has always been an outstanding resource for new and seasoned facilitators, managers, and organizational leaders. The additions and enhancements in the revised edition make this well-written book a must for anyone who works with groups. Roger is an exceptional consultant and inspirational teacher who walks his talk.”
Nadine Bell
Certified Professional Facilitator
Past chair of the International Association of Facilitators

 

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods

by Roger Schwarz, Anne Davidson, Peg Carlson and Sue McKinney Consultants, facilitators, managers, trainers, and coaches around the world are using the Skilled Facilitator approach to develop effective teams and organizations and generate open, honest and productive working relationships. Buy The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook

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“This is one of the best field books I have ever read. The advice is derived from sound research and theory, and it is crafted in a clear-cut, concrete, detailed, and highly useful way. It focuses on the important everyday skills of practice, including some of the most difficult issues that challenge the user.”
Chris Argyris
James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior, emeritus, Harvard University
Author,
“Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits of Organizational Knowledge”

“Roger Schwarz and his coauthors are meticulous in their guidance for facilitators, consultants, coaches, and leaders everywhere. They dissect our encounters with each other and help us recognize what works, what doesn’t, and what we might do about it. This is a book to return to again and again.”
Geoff Bellman
Author
, “The Consultant’s Calling and Your Signature Path”

“Anyone who strives to lead more effectively will find this book a treasure trove of tips and tools. Whether you’re an executive or small team leader, a parent or a politician, The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook will be the reference you reach for to increase your capacity to lead.”
Karen Thomas-Smith
Global Training and Development Director, SAS

Facilitative Coaching Toolkit

Facilitative Coaching Toolkit

by Dale Schwarz and Anne Davidson Facilitative Coaching is a dynamic resource that offers coaches, leaders, facilitators, and consultants a guide for expanding their repertoire and helping those they coach achieve lasting results. It shows coaches how to employ a full range of creative methods to help themselves and those they coach get unstuck to overcome challenges. Buy The Facilitative Coaching Toolkit

Eight Behaviors for Smarter Teams

Eight Behaviors for Smarter Teams

This article by Roger Schwarz describes eight behaviors (Mutual Learning behaviors) and how team members can use them to increase their effectiveness.

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How to Hire a Team Facilitator

How to Hire a Team Facilitator

This article by Roger Schwarz describes the criteria a team should consider when choosing to work with a facilitator.

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