Leading Unstoppable Teams!

The Best of "Two Minute Training"

by Maria Simpson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/20/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781452064161
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781449092191

About the Book

Since 2003, Dr. Maria Simpson’s weekly eColumn, Two Minute Training, has been a welcomed source of information on leadership and team development for a select group of readers.


Now, the first collection of these columns is available to the public in Leading Unstoppable Teams! Written for the organizational practitioner and based on her experience as consultant, executive coach, and mediator, these tips and ideas provide important information on how to encourage a team to higher performance and how to develop the skills necessary to become an effective team leader.


Leading Unstoppable Teams! is a handy reference for managers when a quick update or answer is needed, and can serve as the basis of management and leadership training programs. Short and focused on a single idea, each of the 57 articles provides the quick, practical answers to questions that pop up in today’s organizations. Its style and approach match the specific needs of today’s leaders and managers and those who are preparing to take on leadership roles in the future.


         Readers’ responses are enthusiastic.

. . . these communication tips are timely and frankly they have begun to feel like an essential part of my personal growth. I hope you know what a difference you make in . . .  people’s lives!


         I wanted to thank you once again for your wisdom . . . and for taking the time to show genuine, positive regard for those who have had contact with you. . . Each time I read the newsletter. . .  I trust that I am on the right track. Please continue to enlighten and educate, it is a gift that is appreciated and honored. Sacred work is never easy but you do that work with grace.


         Brilliant. Simply Brilliant.

About the Author

After becoming a mediator almost 20 years ago, Maria Simpson, Ph.D. decided to make it her mission to bring the skills and techniques of mediation into the workplace, knowing that if everyone learned just five mediation techniques, they could create workplace environments where conflict is a creative and productive force, and where teams collaborate to do their most effective work.


Since then, she has worked with leaders and their teams as executive coach, trainer, and consultant on broad organizational change projects, training and development programs, and survey projects, among other assignments, all of which included conflict resolution and mediation techniques. She has written extensively on organizational communications for the past six years in a weekly eColumn called “Two Minute Training” and on organizational culture and communications in a paper called "Is This a Good Fit?" She is also a prolific speaker, presenting at organizations such as the Association for Conflict Resolution, the California Association for Adult Day Services, and the Southern California Mediation Association.


Dr. Simpson has held senior management positions at The Conference Board, the New York Academy of Sciences, the New School University, and the City University of New York, and consulted with Bank of America, Easter Seals Southern California, Kaiser Permenente, HealthView, Inc., and Premiera Care, Inc. among others. She has also conducted executive coaching and organizational surveys for city governments in Southern California. She serves on the board of directors for the South Bay Mediation Center and for NEAS: Western, a provider of EAP services. She is also a mediator for the LA County Superior Court.


Dr. Simpson received her doctorate from New York University and her mediation certificate from the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She teaches conflict resolution at CSU Dominguez Hills in the graduate program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.