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Career development

New Year, but who are you?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 02 Jan 2019

The New Year offers an ideal opportunity to take stock and invest time and attention in ourselves and our goals. How do we ensure that we are setting realistic goals to instil long-lasting changes?

Teams

Project Planning the Christmas Party

by The Belbin Team, 13 Dec 2018

It’s party time and everyone has a role to play. Can you spot yourself and your colleagues?

Recruitment

Why your purple squirrel could become the elephant in the room

by The Belbin Team , 11 Dec 2018

In recruitment, a purple squirrel is someone who has the right education, set of experience and range of qualifications to fit a job’s requirements. Sounds pretty perfect, so why doesn’t it work?

Management

Distrust, politics, infighting and gossip

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 05 Dec 2018

Companies are paying the price for avoiding feedback. We might think we’re dodging a bullet by using self-reporting personality tests. But avoiding candid feedback can spell disaster for teams.

Teams

Belbin Christmas Shopping

by The Belbin Team, 05 Dec 2018

There’s no avoiding it. The advent calendars are open and Michael Bublé is telling you that it’s beginning to look a lot like… Christmas! The question is – have you done your shopping yet?

Career development

5 ways Belbin helps cultivate a growth mindset

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 28 Nov 2018

Does our culture rely too heavily on the idea of “innate talent” as a measure of potential, discouraging people from making the effort – and the mistakes – needed to learn and grow?

Teams

Belbin and Project Teams

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 20 Nov 2018

How do you break the ice and establish rapport quickly? How do you create a collaborative, engaged atmosphere and work towards psychological safety while ensuring the work stays on schedule?

Management

Anxiety at work - a force for good?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 13 Nov 2018

Have you experienced the impact of anxiety in your team? How does it affect the team's performance? Who in your team is likely to be driven by anxiety? How is this managed, so that it is beneficial?

Management

Promoted to incompetence

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 05 Nov 2018

The hidden dangers of rewarding performance with managerial responsibility