Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak
The Successful Team-Building Workbook helps discover why some people are excellent team members while others cannot function effectively in this environment. It includes two powerful psychological tools for team building: self-assessment and journaling. Professionals will find the workbook consists of ready-to-use materials to enhance the level of achievement of all team members.
Team building refers to establishing and developing a sense of collaboration, open communication, and trust among team members. The five sections of the workbook help participants recognize the unique strengths and weaknesses of themselves and their team members. They will learn skills for building, maintaining, and motivating a cohesive team.
These sections serve as avenues for individual self-reflection and group experiences revolving around identified topics of importance. Each assessment includes directions for easy administration, scoring, and interpretation. Sections include exploratory activities, reflective journaling exercises, and educational handouts to help participants discover their habitual, ineffective efforts as team members and to explore new ways to contribute to team success.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Successful Team-Building Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
What are some of the settings in which teams can be found?
How can team leaders use the skills and personality characteristics of members to benefit the team?
How can you show positive regard for other team member’s strengths, weaknesses, experiences, talents, and unique contributions?