Team Leadership for Results

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More and more organisations are coming round to the benefits of team coaching, but many still don’t exploit its full potential. Sue Weekes interviews John O’ Boyle of Belbin and finds out how to use team coaching to create a…

INNOVATION- It is about people in our VUCA world.

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By John O’Boyle Creativity underpins innovation; innovation underpins enterprise. In the business world it is people and teams within enterprises, not ideas, processes or products on their own, that make money. Much attention is given to new product development and…

Why Belbin Team Roles for Students?

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Self- awareness more important that academic results in the long term Have you noticed the pattern – the Leaving Cert, CAO, college and all that it entails or alternative careers, dominate our media in August and September. Whatever happens  they…

How Understanding Team Roles Can Improve Team Performance

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Dr Meredith Belbin studied team-work for many years, and he famously observed that people in teams tend to assume different “team roles.” He defined a team role as “a tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular…

Teamwork and Leadership

In leadership training programmes, I often ask participants to define teamwork. Working in different teams, their definitions are often similar. A typical definition is: ‘A group of people, contributing their individual knowledge and skills but working together to achieve a…