There are some real gems in the book, particularly the sections on how to handle difficult people and assessing organisational culture. This is a must read for all, providing a good foundation for understanding team dynamics and how managers can use Team Role theory to enhance the effectiveness of both individuals and teams in the workplace.
– Elwyn Thomas – Arup Associate Director
The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work makes the perfect accompaniment to any team building or self-development course. If you would like an easy-to-read introduction to the Team Roles, with practical help on how to use them, this should keep your attendees interested and engaged with Belbin long after the course is finished.
How will it help me?
How you behave can make all the difference between success and failure. To succeed at work you need to be able to identify where your strengths lie, and how to present them so that everyone else notices!
By using the language of Belbin Team Roles, The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work helps you to understand yourself, and how to project your behaviour to your advantage. It also explains why some work relationships are easier than others and why some people are just difficult! Learning how to deal with others at work and the culture of the organisation are key elements to getting noticed and getting the recognition you feel you deserve.
Whether you are in your first job or are looking at ways to get that next promotion, The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work will help you understand how to start making a difference and start climbing that ladder.
It also contains so much common sense on managing stress and dealing with difficult people that it should be available on prescription.
– Training and Coaching Today – July/August 2008
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(R Meredith Belbin, The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work (Belbin Associates, 2012) ISBN: 0 9552 9795 8)