How to Build Winning Teams Trilogy

The first series of handbooks to explain the psychology, principles and road maps behind team success.

Who is the trilogy for?

People who are serious about leading, building and regenerating great teams.

Why is it needed?

Until now, we’ve had no widely understood theory explaining teams’ hidden psychological blocks nor a convincing action model for addressing them. This trilogy of handbooks changes that. For the first time, you have the chance to grasp the psychology, principles and road maps to team success.

What the trilogy will give you

Book One concentrates on what you need to know: the psychology of teams and other essential basics. You’ll learn:

  • The hidden traps facing your team and why team building takes effort.
  • About the Team Progression Curve.
  • Why you need to grasp the contrast between performance groups and real teams.
  • Why so few senior management groups have become genuine teams (until now).
  • The three psychological challenges your team faces in climbing the curve.
  • How to recognise which of the three challenges – Commit, Combust or Combine – are affecting your team most. 

Book Two explains what you need to do in building and regenerating teams. It offers a seven-principle (7P) action model that nails the psychological issues discussed in Book One while giving you practical tips. For example, you’ll learn what to do in:

  • Crafting a motivating team goal with your teammates.
  • Growing yourself as a team leader.
  • Creating group unity (including the much-talked-about psychological safety).
  • Finding out and attending to what makes your teammates “tick”.
  • Delivering task progress and results.
  • Handling moments when the team feels “stuck”.

Book Three goes beyond mere intellectual understanding by explaining how to apply the second book successfully. It’s the “how to” companion to Book Two. It shows how to:

  • Diagnose what’s happening in your team using the TeamFixer® tool.
  • Figure out which of the seven principles to concentrate on.
  • Sequence your actions to best effect in three scenarios:
    1. a new team;
    2. an existing team that’s doing okay but could do better;
    3. a team with serious problems.
  • Coach teams with the C-C-C and 7P models.

Book Three also has an FAQs chapter. There I answer 40 practical questions asked by people like you – people who lead or work in teams.

Available now in Print and as a Kindle eBook