Team Leadership Development


Games Teams Play

Games Teams Play
In 1964 psychiatrist Dr. Eric Berne published a wonderful book Games people play in which he identified the different games people play, often unwittingly, in social situations based on his concept of transaction analysis. People in teams play games too including Freeloader, Pseudo-engager, Chase-me, Senior Partner, Inquisitor, Stop-Starter, Overcommunicator, Email Fixater and Attachmentitis.

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How Do I Motivate My Team? The Three-Step Turbocharging Method

How Do I Motivate My Team? The Three-Step Turbocharging Method
It is far too easy for teams to lose focus in today's fast paced collaborative virtual workplace. When your team starts falling behind and can no longer see just how mission critical their work is to the project, it is time for you to help the team focus, and in turn, turbo-charge their effectiveness. Ken Thompson and Robin Good suggest how you can re-kindle the team's fire.

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Why teams dont work and why bioteams do

Why teams dont work and why bioteams do
A short 6 minute audio visual presentation summarising how the thoughtful application of 3 basic bioteaming principles can fix the 3 most common problems people have with organisational teams and collaboration today.

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Organizational Intelligence is key to workplace collaboration

Organizational Intelligence is key to workplace collaboration
Harvard Professor, David Perkins, in his latest book, King Arthur's Round Table, discusses the importance of "organisational Intelligence" and how its absence leads to coblaboration rather than collaboration.

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Seven tips for a perfect team meeting

Seven tips for a perfect team meeting
Operational meetings are the engine of organisational and project governance however often their success is left totally to chance. Heres my 7 tips for making them more effective

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Fix dysfunctional teams by bioteaming

Fix dysfunctional teams by bioteaming

There are many ways to diagnose dysfunctional teams: lack of shared objectives, poor co-operative working practices, weak leadership etc. However taking a purely biological perspective opens up exciting possibilities for significantly improving dysfunctional team performance.


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Leading teams without authority

Leading teams without authority

Lateral leadership skills are what you need to get the job done when you are not the boss of the team


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Teams: only neurotics and character disordered should apply

Teams: only neurotics and character disordered should apply

One of the main dilemmas for team leaders and members is the thorny issue of responsibility. We often fixate on the problem of members (or leaders) not taking enough but Dr Scott Peck, renowned psychiatrist, reminds us they can also do damage if they try to take too much!


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Is defining collaboration useful

Is defining collaboration useful

OK so you may be able to define collaboration, but will it help you achieve it?


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Effective team leading without authority

Effective team leading without authority

Roger Fisher, the world's leading expert on win-win negotiation, describes the power of having Lateral Leadership skills which let you get the job done when you are not the boss.


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