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Task or relationship? Discovering your leadership style with Belbin

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 25 Apr 2019

Leaders who can successfully identify – and work with – the shape of their leadership style, stand a greater chance of improving engagement and harnessing the potential of those they lead.

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How to Handle Difficult People

by The Belbin Team, 08 Apr 2019

Personal factors figure very strongly in some situations. Clashes of personality occur when two people have divergent approaches. Here opposite Team Role patterns might provide a clue to the problem.

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Solo vs. Team Leadership

by The Belbin Team, 20 Mar 2019

In the past our concepts and experience of leadership have revolved round the solo leader. The leader, familiar to us, is the one with ardent followers who unhesitatingly takes on any role and assumes…

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Making the theoretical relevant

by The Belbin Team, 14 Mar 2019

“I’ve done Belbin with the team – what do I do now?” Of course, this is a question without a stock answer as there are so many variables. We really need to back up a level.

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What if we’ve been approaching negotiation all wrong?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 07 Mar 2019

Negotiations are opportunities for collaboration. Going in with a pre-determined agenda of points sets up expectations that the process will be protracted and painstaking

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Breaking Cultural Stereotypes

by The Belbin Team | Tom Robson, 14 Feb 2019

Using Team Roles as a means of understanding the diversity of contributions required in effective teams.

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Team Roles and Organisational Culture

by The Belbin Team, 29 Jan 2019

When you find the recipe for success with an individual or group, it’s tempting to try and reproduce those characteristics. But what are the implications?

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Under pressure: how well do you cope with challenging situations?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 24 Jan 2019

Pressure. Some people thrive on it; others buckle. But how can we predict someone’s reaction? And if we have an idea of what this reaction will be, how can we help people to develop?

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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.