The Team Building Directory

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John Adair’s Action-Centred Leadership Model

John Adair’s Action-Centred Leadership model has been hugely influential. It’s an ideal blueprint for leadership and management that can be adjusted around any team, group, or organisation. It’s simple enough to understand, easy to remember, and relatively simple to apply or adapt on the fly, so all strong managers and leaders should understand this model….

Ethical Leadership: Why People Beat Processes

Leadership is something you know when you see it, but it’s a curiously tricky thing to understand. The path to effective leadership is strewn with misinterpretation, confusion, and outright falsehood, and it’s easy to wander from the right path if you aren’t careful. The most widespread misunderstanding is that leadership is about driving from the…

Teams in 21st Century: how do we define their role?

Meredith Belbin takes a look at the nature of teamwork today and offers an optimistic outlook.

Ten Styles of Leadership

Leadership is often assumed to be a single skill, something you have either got or you haven’t got.

Resolving Conflict in Work Teams

Abstract As organisations continue to restructure work teams, the need for training in conflict resolution will grow. Conflict arises from differences, and when individuals come together in teams, their differences in terms of power, values, and attitudes contribute to the creation of conflict. To avoid the negative consequences that can result from disagreements, most methods…

Basic Team Working

What is a team anyway?   A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable

Benefits of Teambuilding

The term “team building” has become a buzzword in recent years, and has many connotations. In terms of corporate development, team-building exercises are important not for the immediate experience of the activities performed by the team, but also for the group skills, communication and bonding that result.