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

https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Teams-Creating-High-Performance-Organization/dp/1633691063

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

by John C. Maxwell

https://www.amazon.com/17-Indisputable-Laws-Teamwork-Embrace/dp/1400204739

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

by Jon Gordon

https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Bus-Rules-Fuel-Positive/dp/0470100281

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

by Erin Meyer

https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Map-Breaking-Invisible-Boundaries/dp/1610392507

The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate

by Jon Gordon

https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Hat-Ways-Great-Teammate/dp/111912011X

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

by John C. Maxwell

https://www.amazon.com/17-Essential-Qualities-Team-Player/dp/0785288813

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

by Peter Hawkins

https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Team-Coaching-Developing-Transformational/dp/0749469706

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

by Deborah L. Duarte and Nancy Tennant Snyder

https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Virtual-Teams-Strategies-Techniques/dp/0787982806

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

by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman

https://www.amazon.com/Team-Geek-Software-Developers-Working/dp/1449302440

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

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

https://www.amazon.com/Tribal-Leadership-Leveraging-Thriving-Organization/dp/0061251321

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

by Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Teams-Dont-Work-Wrong/dp/1560797045

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick Lencioni

https://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756

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

by Patrick Lencioni

https://www.amazon.com/Ideal-Team-Player-Recognize-Cultivate/dp/1119209595

Team Activities

Out-of-the Box Experiential Activities Idea Book

by Bennett Knerr, Tim Buividas

https://www.amazon.com/Out-Experiential-Activities-Idea-Book-ebook/dp/B01K5IRB8U

Team-Building Activities for Every Group

by Alanna Jones

https://www.amazon.com/Team-Building-Activities-Every-Group-Alanna/dp/0966234162

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

by Brian Cole Miller

https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Team-Building-Activities-Busy-Managers/dp/0814436331

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

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Team-Building-Games-Trust-Building/dp/0070465134

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

by Deborah Mackin and Deborah Harrington-Mackin

https://www.amazon.com/The-Team-Building-Tool-Kit-Effective/dp/081447439X

Website Links

60+ Team Building Activities

http://www.ventureteambuilding.co.uk/team-building-activities

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don’t Suck

Published by Emily Bonnie

https://www.wrike.com/blog/ultimate-guide-team-building-activities

An Epic List of Great Team Building Games

https://wheniwork.com/blog/team-building-games

Training Wheels – A Creative Resource for Building Teams

http://www.training-wheels.com

Trainers Warehouse

http://www.trainerswarehouse.com

Project Adventure

http://www.pa.org

Team Development Assessments 

DISC Profile

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

MBTI

“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).”

TKI

“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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