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About Roger M. Schwarz
Consistent with his values of transparency, accountability and informed choice, Roger certifies that he has neither solicited or paid for, nor asked anyone to solicit or pay for any positive review of his books.
To learn more about Roger and the work he does with clients, visit: www.SchwarzAssociates.com
Roger Schwarz is a recognized thought leader in Team Leadership and improving Team Effectiveness. He is a sought after advisor to global companies, federal government agencies and international nonprofit organizations. He is the author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams and the best selling, The Skilled Facilitator. he is President and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates.
Through his work and writing, Roger's mission is to help create leadership teams and organizations that are innovative, successful, and that honor the best of who we are as human beings. He accomplishes this by helping leaders change the way they think and how they work so that they can raise and resolve the tough issues, work with their teams to get unstuck and get better results.
For more than 30 years, Roger has consulted, taught, facilitated, coached and spoken with groups on how to create more effective leadership teams. Prior to founding Roger Schwarz & Associates, Roger served as tenured Associate Professor of Public Management and Government and Assistant Director at the Institute of Government at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his B.S. degree in psychology from Tufts University, A.M and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from The University of Michigan, and his M.Ed. degree from Harvard University.
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The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, and Coaches, Third Edition is a fundamental resource for consultants, facilitators, coaches, trainers, and anyone who helps groups realize their creative and problem-solving potential. This new edition includes updated content based on the latest research and revised models of group effectiveness and mutual learning. Roger M. Schwarz shows how to use the Skilled Facilitator approach to: boost improvement processes such as Six Sigma and Lean, create a psychologically safe learning environment for training, and help coaches work with teams and individuals in real-time. This edition features a new chapter that explains how to facilitate virtual teams using conferencing technology.
Facilitation skills are essential in many kinds of work, and if you are looking to bring your skills up to date it is critical that you rely on trusted information like the knowledge offered in this go-to reference.
- Develop the facilitative mentality and skills that enable you to help groups get better results, even in the most challenging situations
- Help groups achieve greater performances, stronger working relationships, and higher levels of individual well-being
- Quickly develop productive and trusting work relationships with the groups you help
- Establish the functions of your facilitative role
- Implement a research-based, systematic approach to diagnose and intervene in groups and improve their performance and results
The Skilled Facilitator is a practical resource for corporate, government, non-profit, and educational practitioners, as well as graduate students in group-focused programs. This edition contains up-to-date material, based on recent studies, to help facilitators move beyond arbitrary tactics to utilize cutting edge, research-based strategies that improve group processes, relationships, mindsets, and outcomes.
More than ever, effective leadership requires us to work as a team, but many leaders struggle to get the results they need. When stakes are high, you can't get great results by just changing what you do. You also need to change how you think. Organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Roger Schwarz applies his 30+ years of experience working with leadership teams to reveal how leaders can drastically improve results by changing their individual and team mindset.
- Provides practical guidance to help teams increase decision quality, decrease implementation time, foster innovation, get commitment, reduce costs and increase trust
- Outlines 5 core values leadership teams can adopt to exponentially improve results
- Author of The Skilled Facilitator and The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook
Get the results you and your team need. Start by applying the practical wisdom of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.