Conflict naturally exists in most organizations--even in those that never make waves. In the case of the more subdued teams, author Brian Miller explains that there's a much deeper problem going on: the conflict doesn't go away, but instead it manifests itself in passive-aggression, mediocrity, and a molasses-like inability to get anything done. Nice Teams Finish Last provides the antidote to this all-too-common tendency, giving managers, team leaders and members, and facilitators the practical support they need to battle "the nice trap" and start getting results. Readers will learn how to hone skills such as constructive criticism and honest communication, and discover how to lean in to the kind of conflict that drives innovation and quality without hurting feelings or creating enemies.Clear, sharp feedback, and constructive challenges are just what teams need to go from NICE to BOLD and reap all of the benefits that come with that radical transformation--including more satisfaction with your workplace culture (not less). Complete with helpful team assessments and easy-to-use planning sheets, this book provides the eye-opening tools teams need to achieve very nice results!