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  1. Latest Team Thoughts

    We’ve been discussing using Belbin and other team concepts over at our other blog, on our 3Circle Partners website. We have been talking about how to speed up team results, become a more effective team leader, ideal team size, and working with virtual teams. To read what we’ve been discussing: click here for our latest […]

  2. An Interview with Meredith Belbin

    Below is an interview from 2008 with the team and management expert, Dr Meredith Belbin. The interview is taken from the Belbin DVD Fire, Toast and Teamwork. In this clip, the interviewer (Nigel Belbin, Meredith’s son) asks questions, such as: What is the ideal size of team? Do we need all 9 Team Roles present […]

  3. Belbin Case Study: Leadership Development

    I would like to welcome to the blog: guest author, Marsha Egbert. Marsha is manager of Organization Development at ALLDATA and has consulted with 3Circle Partners. She has more than 25 years of experience aligning human capital with business needs for profitability, serving as a Human Resources Director, an organization development specialist, and HR generalist […]

  4. How Can I Use Belbin to Assign Work?

    I’d like to welcome to the blog: guest author Andy Piotrowksi. Andy is one of our instructors, and has more than 30 years of experience in leading operational and cultural change initiatives within large North American companies. He is a Lean Master, focused on applying Lean principles and tools. Applying Belbin Team Role Theory to […]

  5. Why Do Team Roles Change? (And What Can I Do About It?)

    One of the questions we often hear at Belbin North America, is: “If I did my Belbin Team Roles Report over again, would it be different?”

    The answer is “Yes, and no.”

    The Belbin Team Role Report measures behavior, not personality. Behavior can change over time, in response to a number of factors, including personality, the work environment, experience, and one’s current values and motivations.

  6. Integrating Self-perception and Feedback: The First Step to Self-awareness

    I’d like to welcome back to the blog one of our guest bloggers, Nicola Naddi. Nicola returns to discuss increasing one’s self-awareness through the information contained in a Belbin Team Role Report. Nicola is one of our instructors, and has fifteen years of international experience in the fields of leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, coaching and […]

  7. Xerox: Using Belbin to Improve Overall Efficiencies

    For the last five years, Xerox has been using Belbin Team Role Theory as a critical component of their Lean Six Sigma strategy. Through the Belbin component of 3Circle Partners Team Accelerator Workshops, team members have been learning how to identify individuals’ strengths and weaknesses in order to create highly effective teams.

  8. Branding Yourself with Belbin

    At the 2008 Belbin Conference in Cambridge, Thebe Ikalafeng, director of Brand Leadership Ltd, discussed using Belbin and positive branding on an individual level to promote our individual identity.

  9. The Limitations of Belbin

    We know that Belbin can help to improve team performance. But can one use Belbin Team Role Theory in all situations?

  10. Team Tactics at the Tour de France

    As I write this, the riders in the Tour de France cycling race are climbing the last big mountain of the race: Mont Ventoux. There has been a very interesting team dynamic within the Astana team. The team has two contenders for the overall race winner: Lance Armstrong, and Alberto Contador.

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