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Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Here is a list of the best Team Building books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes (2015)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfBetween workplace personnel being more culturally diverse than ever before, a generation of employees being raised attached to their smartphones and apart from human interaction, and an ever-increasing culture of competitiveness that is constantly raising tensions between cubicles, it has become absolutely essential for managers to focus more on camaraderie and building team spirit.
Author(s): Brian Miller

The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do (1997)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDid you know that games can be a terrifically effective way to build team spirit, communication, and trust among people who work together day in and day out? Now you can spark morale in any work group by choosing from 70 stimulating games and activities specifically designed for the manager who’s looking to raise sagging morale in a department, liven up boring staff meetings, enable team members to collaborate smoothly and effectively, and much more!
Author(s): John W Newstrom, Edward E. Scannell

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t (2017)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfImagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.
Author(s): Simon Sinek

Team Building: Proven Strategies for Improving Team Performance (2013)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNow in its fifth edition, Team Building is a classic in the field of organization development. In this new edition, the authors strengthen the Four Cs framework that was introduced in the fourth edition and add a wealth of new illustrative examples, a chapter on the challenges of managing cross-functional teams, and a chapter on leading innovative teams in a competitive environment.
Author(s): Dyer Jr., W. Gibb, Jeffrey H. Dyer, et al.

101 Training Activities and How to Run Them: Icebreakers, Energizers and Team Building (2018)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf254 pages in glorious color!If you are a people manager, trainer, coach or just someone who has to engage people this book is for you.This book of 101 activities, energizers, icebreakers and stories has been designed with over 30 years joint training experience by two corporate trainers who know how hard it can be to keep teams and groups engaged.Whether you are looking to spice up your training courses, energise your team meetings, raise team morale or simply have some fun with your teams this…
Author(s): Derek Good, Craig McFadyen

Build your Dream Team: Leadership based on a passion for people (2017)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfYou recently started a new job as a team leader. You were very excited in the beginning, but it has been a tough week. Your team members don't seem too happy with you, people have been skipping meetings, you've been drowning in emails and requests, two of your teammates are not even talking to each other and your new boss wants you to present your team's plans for the year when you have barely a plan for next week.
Author(s): Iglesias Chiesa, Candela

The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools (2016)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures—and there’s no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively.
Author(s): Elena Aguilar

Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity (2005)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfTeam Challenges 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity by Bordessa, Kris. Published by Chicago Review Press,2005, Binding: Paperback
Author(s): Kris Bordessa

Team-Building Activities for Every Group (2000)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis book is filled with fun and interactive group games to help groups bond and get to know one another at a deeper level! You can use the activities to lead a group through the stages of team-building that every group must flow through when bonding. Group members learn about one another using the get to know you games in the Mix It Up chapter.
Author(s): Alanna Jones

The Big Book of Team-Motivating Games: Spirit-Building, Problem-Solving and Communication Games for Every Group (Big Book Series) (2009)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfTeamwork can be fun! Games that improve team cooperation, communication, and spirit Did you know that games can: Raise sagging morale Liven up boring staff meetings Increase interaction among staff members Promote a culture of harmony and cooperation Create an atmosphere of fun for your team Keeping your team motivated and challenged, especially during tough economic times, can be difficult.
Author(s): Mary Scannell, Edward E. Scannell

More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 New Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes (2007)

 Best Team Building Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMost managers, supervisors, and team leaders realize the importance of team-building, but just can’t seem to find the time in their busy schedules. More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers provides the solution!
Author(s): Brian Miller

Best Team Building Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some team building books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Unbreakable: Building and Leading Resilient Teams

Author(s): Bradley L. Kirkman, Adam Stoverink
ID: 3591971, Publisher: Stanford Business Books, Year: 2023, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Building Micro-Frontends: Scaling Teams and Projects, Empowering Developers

Author(s): Luca Mezzalira
ID: 3230475, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

The New Managers: Mastering the Big 3 Principles of Effective Management—Leadership, Communication, and Team Building

Author(s): Paul Falcone
ID: 3385198, Publisher: Harpercollins Leadership, Year: 2022, Size: 509 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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