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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!

1. 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. Now in its second edition, Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers addresses the problems that drag down group productivity and helps teams: • Collaborate successfully•…
Author(s): Brian Miller

2. 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

3. 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. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?The answer became…
Author(s): Simon Sinek

4. 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. To complement the text, the authors have developed two online assessments: one designed for use in the classroom with student teams and one designed for teams within organizations. For more information, please visit…
Author(s): Dyer Jr., W. Gibb, Jeffrey H. Dyer, et al.

5. Teambuilding With Teens: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, and Group Success (2007)

Best Team Building Books that Should be on Your BookshelfRare book…
Author(s): MacGregor M.S., Mariam G.

6. 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 book will help you achieve that.Each activity has a consistent format and…
Author(s): Derek Good, Craig McFadyen

7. 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. You are realizing Sure, you're great at what you do, and you've been a great team player. But     a.    You have just started as a team leader…
Author(s): Iglesias Chiesa, Candela

8. 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. You’ll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you’ll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you’ll explore what…
Author(s): Elena Aguilar

9. 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

10. 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. The Stir It Up chapter contains fun activities that help loosen the group up with icebreaker games. The Team Up chapter of the book is filled with 65 team-building activities and games that require group members to use teamwork to be successful. Once a team has gone…
Author(s): Alanna Jones

11. 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. But this collection of high-energy, play-anywhere games, from bestselling authors and trainers Ed and Mary Scannell, provides you with all the fun, inspiring material you need to build team spirit, communication, and trust…
Author(s): Mary Scannell, Edward E. Scannell

12. 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! The book contains 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Each activity is presented in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all…
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 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.

Effective Virtual Project Teams: A Design Science Approach to Building a Strategic Momentum

Author(s): Raymond Opdenakker, Carin Cuypers
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408776

Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams

Author(s): Gary Santorella
Publisher: Productivity Press, Year: 2017, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2139610

Building High Performance Agile Teams

Author(s): coll.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: djvu
ID: 2186326

Sell Like a Team: The Blueprint for Building Teams that Win Big at High-Stakes Meetings

Author(s): Michael S. Dalis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2214212

Building a winning team: technical leadership capabilities

Author(s): Chatham, Robina; Sutton, Brian
Publisher: BCS, Year: 2017, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350344

Building Software Teams: Ten Best Practices for Effective Software Development

Author(s): Joost Visser, Sylvan Rigal, Gijs Wijnholds, Zeeger Lubsen
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Year: 2016, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1608380

Transforming teams: tips for improving collaboration and building trust

Author(s): St. John, Claudia
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629816

Soccer: The 6-Week Plan: The Guide to Building a Successful Team

Author(s): Toto Schmugge
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport, Year: 2016, Size: 40 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1630004

The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team

Author(s): Miller, Sam; Lindbergh, Ben
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2085029

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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