This page provides team performance resources including books, assessments, team activities and website links.

Team Development Book List

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization

by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team

by John C. Maxwell

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

by Jon Gordon

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

by Erin Meyer

The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate

by Jon Gordon

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants

by John C. Maxwell

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

by Peter Hawkins

Mastering Virtual Teams: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques That Succeed 3rd Edition

by Deborah L. Duarte and Nancy Tennant Snyder

Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others 1st Edition

by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright

Why Teams Don’t Work: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right

by Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick Lencioni

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

by Patrick Lencioni

Team Activities

Out-of-the Box Experiential Activities Idea Book

by Bennett Knerr, Tim Buividas

Team-Building Activities for Every Group

by Alanna Jones

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

by Brian Cole Miller

The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do

by John Newstrom and Edward Scannell

The Team-Building Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace

by Deborah Mackin and Deborah Harrington-Mackin

Website Links

60+ Team Building Activities

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don’t Suck

Published by Emily Bonnie

An Epic List of Great Team Building Games

Training Wheels – A Creative Resource for Building Teams

Trainers Warehouse

Project Adventure

Team Development Assessments 

DISC Profile

“DiSC is a personal assessment used to improve team performance and communication.


“The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment (The Myers & Briggs Foundation, 2016).”


“The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®) tool is the world’s best-selling tool for helping people understand how different conflict-handling styles affect interpersonal and group dynamics—and for empowering them to choose the appropriate style for any situation. The TKI tool assesses an individual’s typical behavior in conflict situations and describes it along two dimensions: assertiveness and cooperativeness. It provides detailed information about how that individual can effectively use five different conflict-handling modes, or styles (CPP LLC, 2016).”

Team Dimensions Profile

Team Dimensions Profile assessment is tool that explores different team roles people that play.

Team Assess

“The Team Essentials Assessment measures 7 Key Success Factors of Team Performance and provides tangible outcome based items to work on to improve team performance. When used with multiple teams that data can be rolled up to provide an Organizational Essentials Assessment which is a far better alternative to typical Engagement or Culture surveys (Team Assessment, 2016).”

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