LOCATION4th Floor
Call No. KF300 .S29 2014
Author Scallen, Eileen A., author.
Title Working together in Law : teamwork and small group skills for legal professionals / Eileen Scallen, Sophie Sparrow, Cliff Zimmerman.
Location Volume/Copy Barcode Status
 4th Floor  KF300 .S29 2014    3500501423271X  DUE 07-21-14 OVERDUE+
 Prefaceix
 Acknowledgmentsxiii
ch. 1 Lawyers as Leaders in the 21st Century3
1.1.The Myth of the Legal "Lone Ranger"3
1.2.Working in Teams: Barriers and Benefits6
1.3.Our Focus and Approach to Teaching Collaborative Skills10
ch. 2 Individual Groundwork for Working in Teams15
2.1.Motivation for Team Work15
2.2.Awareness of Personality, Preferences, and Difference: Yours and Theirs16
2.3.Effective Listening: Not as Easy as It Sounds30
2.4.Giving and Receiving Feedback34
2.4.1.Guidelines for Giving Effective Feedback36
2.4.2.Guidelines for Receiving Effective Feedback40
ch. 3 Group and Team Dynamics43
3.1.Introduction to Styles of Leadership43
3.2.A Practical Approach to Leadership for Lawyers46
3.3.Moving from Good Group Member to Effective Team52
3.3.1.An Effective Team Has at Least One Shared SMART Goal53
3.3.2.An Effective Team Possesses Strategically Diverse Skills, Abilities, Experience, and Perspectives58
3.3.3.An Effective Team Recognizes and Appreciates the Different Roles of Its Members60
3.3.4.An Effective Team Respects the Team Members' Interdependence62
3.3.5.An Effective Team Accepts Joint Accountability64
3.4.The Qualities of "Super-Teams"64
3.5.The Stages of Legal Teams65
ch. 4 Conflict Management in Legal Teams71
4.1.Understanding Conflict71
4.2.Sources of Conflict75
4.3.Conflict Styles77
4.4.Conflict and Cultural and Gender Differences83
4.5.Using Conflict as a Tool84
4.6.Managing Conflict86
4.7.Coping with Dominators, Free-Riders, Social Loafers, and Other Destructive Behaviors89
ch. 5 Making Decisions in Groups and Teams95
5.1.The Importance of Deciding How to Decide95
5.2.Getting Started with Dewey's Reflective Thinking Process: The Standard Agenda98
5.3.Generating Criteria and Ideas for Possible Solutions99
5.3.1.Generating Criteria for Solutions: Questions of Applicability, Practicality, and Desirability100
5.3.2.Generating Ideas for Possible Solutions102
 Preparing for Brainstorming103
 Guidelines for Conducting a Brainstorming Session104
 Variations on Basic Brainstorming Sessions105
5.4.Evaluating and Selecting the Best Ideas or Solutions107
 Methods for Choosing among Alternatives109
 Implementing, Testing and Refining the Solution114
ch. 6 The Logistics of Working Together123
6.1.Planning Matters123
6.2.Individual Ethos, Organizational Space, and Technology124
6.3.Effective Group Meetings127
6.3.1.Navigating the Task Dimension127
6.3.2.Navigating the Relationship Dimension130
6.3.3.Bringing Task and Relationship Together132
6.4.Writing in Teams134
6.5.The Special Challenges of Virtual Teams135
6.5.1.A Closer Look at Virtual Team Challenges136
6.5.2.Starting Right: Build Trust and Rapport138
6.5.3.Starting Strong: Making Technology Work for You139
6.5.4.Managing Culture and Communication Issues on Virtual Teams140
ch. 7 Working Together, Now and Beyond143
 Help Us to Continue the Dialogue144
 References145
 Index153
Published Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2014]
Copyright ©2014
Description xiv, 156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-152) and index.
Contents Lawyers as leaders in the 21st century -- Individual groundwork for working in teams -- Group and team dynamics -- Conflict management in legal teams -- Making decisions in groups and teams -- The logistics of working together -- Working together, now and beyond.
Subject Practice of law -- United States.
Teams in the workplace -- United States.
Added Author Sparrow, Sophie, author.
Zimmerman, Cliff, author.
ISBN 9781594605918 (alk. paper)
1594605912 (alk. paper)
OCLC No. or Control No. 843037512