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November 21 · Issue #233 · View online

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Over the years I have collected and collated a long list of great references about how to go about building great teams. This is a summary of some of the better ones for those who might be interested. I love you to pass back any you have come across that I don’t have in here.
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The creation of lasting success, hinges to a large degree on the creation of great teams.
Google believes there are five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams (rework)
  1. Psychological safety: Can we take risks on this team without feeling insecure or embarrassed?
  2. Dependability: Can we count on each other to do high quality work on time?
  3. Structure & clarity: Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our team clear?
  4. Meaning of work: Are we working on something that is personally important for each of us?
  5. Impact of work: Do we fundamentally believe that the work we’re doing matters?
There are many great resources exploring the concepts of forming and sustaining great teams. This post provides a summary of the ones I have found most interesting and useful. To structure the review, I have split the resources into 5 broad categories.
  1. What is a great Team?
  2. Team, Change and leadership Theory
  3. Understanding personality’s and Team member capabilities
  4. Launch — getting the team up and running
  5. Tools, Systems and Artifacts
1. What is a Great Team?
2. Team, Change and Leadership Theory
3. Understanding personality’s and Building Team Member Capabilities
4. Launch — getting the team up and running
BOOK — The Power of Moments — Chip and Dan Heath
  1. Getting to know each other
5. Effective meetings — Agenda, Impact Filter, Minutes from meeting
5. Tools, Systems and Artifacts
Books that provide lots of good team building information
  • Drive — Dan Pink
  • 7 Habits of Highly effective people — Stephen Covey
  • Dream Teams — Working together without falling apart — Shane Snow
  • The Culture Code — Daniel Coyle
  • Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders — David Marquet
  • Slack — Tom Demarco
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself — Bill Walsh
  • Simple Habits for Complex Times- Powerful Practices for Leaders — Jennifer Garvey Berger, Keith Johnston -
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization: First Edition — Peter Senge
  • The Power of Moments — Chip and Dan Heath
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team — Patrick Lencoini
  • Drucker — The Effective Executive
  • Who Not How — Dan Sullivan
  • Practical Kanban: From Team Focus to Creating Value — Klaus Leopold
  • This is Lean — Resolving the Efficiency Paradox — Niklas Modig
  • Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results — Christina Wodtke
  • The Team that Managed Itself — Christina Wodtke
  • The Art of Action — how leaders close the gaps between plans, actions and results — Bungay Stephen
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution — Chris McChesney; Sean Covey; Jim Huling
  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration — Ed Catmull
  • Team of Teams- New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World — Stanley McChrystal
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