SOURCE: Hogan Assessments

Hogan Assessments

May 29, 2012 11:00 ET

New Book Unlocks the Secrets of High Performing Teams

'The Rocket Model' Offers Practical Tips on Improving Group Dynamics

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - High-performing teams can achieve superior results. Unfortunately, teams are also susceptible to countless forms of dysfunction. If poorly managed, even the most talented groups can fall flat.

Although teamwork is integral to success in the modern marketplace, academia and business analysts alike have failed to produce a practical, effective model for developing and maintaining high-performing teams. To meet this challenge, Hogan Assessments, a global leader in personality research and leadership development, today announced the release of The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams, a new book by renowned industrial-organizational psychologists Gordon Curphy and Robert Hogan.

The Rocket Model draws on the authors' experience working with hundreds of public and private sector teams to develop a practical model for successful team building. The book explains how the model can be used to immediately and profoundly improve the effectiveness of existing teams and shares specific recommendations for how leaders can launch new teams that are successful from the beginning.

"Leaders often struggle to develop cohesive and high-performing teams," said Curphy. "In The Rocket Model, Robert and I share the key structures and processes most critical to the development of an effective group and explain how leaders can use this understanding to see real results in their organizations."

Business leaders are already raving about The Rocket Model.

"I use the model outlined in this book to assess and build my teams and reassess them to evaluate performance and make improvements," said Mark Roellig, executive vice president at MassMutual Financial Group. "The exceptional results we have been able to achieve speak for themselves."

"I have used the Rocket Model several times in my career; working with teams located in 11 different offices spread over three continents, five countries, and a maximum time lag of 11 and a half hours," said Quest Software Senior Vice President Walter Angerer. "The model is straightforward and the results predictable. I can highly recommend it to everyone who manages teams in competitive environments."

The Rocket Model is available for purchase from the Hogan Bookstore and Amazon

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