Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances July 24, 2015 | This book, written for leaders and team members, provides a comprehensive treatment of how to design and lead teams. It draws on five decades of teams research to illustrate the handful of conditions, which, when present, increase the chances of having great teamwork—and how to get those conditions in place for any kind of team. View the Resource Hackman, J.Richard (2002). Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.