"Creating Effective Teams by Susan Wheelan is the team development book that I’ve been waiting for. Easy to read and understand, it has something for everybody. For the manager, it clearly explains how teams actually work, what makes them productive and what the leader needs to do to help the team. It also includes tips on popular, but ineffective, steps to avoid."
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About the Author
Susan A. Wheelan, PhD, is president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She was professor of Psychological Studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Center at Temple University. She has worked in a number of school, hospital, and clinical settings. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Award in 1992. She is coeditor of The Lewin Legacy: Field Theory in Current Practice and Advances in Field Theory. She coauthored How to Discipline Without Feeling Guilty. Dr. Wheelan is the author of Facilitating Training Groups, Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective, The Handbook of Group Research and Practice, and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. She has written numerous articles for publication as well. Dr. Wheelan has provided consultation to a wide variety of organizations. She has led workshops and training seminars on such topics as Executive Development, The Role of the Internal Consultant, Working in Teams, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Dealing With Difficult Employees, Leadership, Conflict Management, and many more. She has been an invited speaker in Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Topics included group and organizational development, diversity, and conflict management.