Discover how psychological safety, constructive conflict, and actionable learning create a powerful triple helix to transform teams! In this ground-breaking resource, three experts in the field of education and teamwork each present one of three strands that, when woven together, support teamwork and forge collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working. You’ll learn approaches, processes and tools to overcome common obstacles to team effectiveness such as feelings of futility, anxiety, and poor morale. Drawing on research and practical experience the authors identify strategies and tools that show how to:  • Build psychological safety, where teams work towards resilient interpersonal relationships  • Use constructive conflict as a powerful catalyst for team learning and transformation  • Inquire into problems of practice to transform capabilities and produce actionable learning Acquire ways to develop mindful, thoughtful, and constructive teams where authentic communication drives group awareness and clear processes and goals.

Introduction
Introduction
Diane P. Zimmerman
Teamwork Can Transform Lives

Be careful what you ask for; it just might change your life—it certainly did ours.

None of us ever thought of ourselves as authors, and yet after working together for over 30 years, here we are writing books. For the most part, our writing has been in collaboration. We are not alone in this bid; many others, who joined us in the journey to develop Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, and Habits of Mind, have also written and published articles and books. This unusual accomplishment is a remarkable story and serves to introduce why we are writing a book about transforming teamwork. We believe that we have learned to operate differently. We consistently obtain high-quality interactions with ...

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