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Leading Teams - 10 Challenges : 10 Solutions

Leading Teams - 10 Challenges : 10 Solutions

Mandy Flint, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

Aug 2015, Paperback, 216 pages
ISBN13: 9781292083087
ISBN10: 1292083085
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Winner: Leadership category - 2016 Book Excellence Awards

Finalist: Business: Management & Leadership category - 2016 International Book Awards
Finalist: Business: Management & Leadership category - 2016 Best Book Awards

Bronze: Leadership category - 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards

Most of us work in or manage teams, but are we really getting the most out of the numerous benefits of effective teamwork? All too often there are roadblocks – ranging from a lack of engagement to clashing personalities – that are holding us back from achieving the results we need.

Leading Teams shows team leaders how to overcome the most common obstacles to team performance and drive outstanding results from their people.

Strong teamwork equals:

  • Better outcomes
  • Greater efficiency
  • Better ideas
  • Mutual support
  • A greater sense of accomplishment

Leading Teams is built on the authors’ experience of coaching 1,000+ team leaders in over 15 global corporations for the last 15 years, during which they discovered the 10 main issues holding teams back. Each challenge includes a common scenario and step-by-step solutions/behaviours to counter each one. There's also a framework for how to lead a team-enhancement workshop, plus supporting plans and templates on their website (



Chapter 1: How do you build trust?

Chapter 2: How do you overcome conflicts or tensions?

Chapter 3: How do you encourage everyone to share relevant information with each other?

Chapter 4: How do you create engagement?

Chapter 5: How do you create transparency and openness?

Chapter 6: How do you encourage long-term thinking?

Chapter 7: How do you create a team that delivers and is well perceived?

Chapter 8: How do you get a team to manage change effectively?

Chapter 9: How do you get a team working together, all for one and one for all?

Chapter 10: How do you get everyone going in the same direction?

Straight Talking Summary

Your Team Tool kit on how to run a team workshop

Additional resources


About the Authors

Mandy Flint is CEO of Excellence in Leadership, a global transformational change organisation. Her clients include: MasterCard, American Express, Virgin Atlantic & more. Elisabet Vinberg Hearn is CEO of Think Solutions UK Ltd, a leadership consultancy specializing in employee engagement & profitable corporate cultures. Her clients include: MasterCard, H&M, IKEA & more.