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X-Teams: Revised and Updated: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed

In this updated, streamlined edition, with a new preface and practical tools, the authors describe an externally focused team model - the x-team - that is even more relevant today than when it was first introduced. With their distinctively flexible membership and leadership structure, x-teams continuously reach outward to fuel the innovation process. With new examples and research from organizations such as Microsoft, Takeda, and the Museum of Modern Art, the authors show you how to build x-teams that: Keep pace with shifts in markets, technologies, cultures, and your competition; Innovate by moving quickly from generating ideas to executing and diffusing them throughout your organization; Employ "distributed leadership" to unlock crucial information, expertise, and new ways of working together - wherever these qualities reside, whether within or outside your company. In an increasingly complex and ever-changing world, where adaptability and creativity are paramount to an enterprise's success-and even its survival - "X-Teams" is your handbook for winning.

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour