Vadim Kotelnikov    

Team Building and Teamwork

Why, What, Who and How


Business e-Coach     


 '1+1+1=3' is the arithmetics of a group.
The arithmetics of a team is '1+1+1=111'.


9 Roles of a Team Leader Stretch Goals Creating an Inspiring Vision Shared Values Building Trust Winning Team (free micro-course) Vadim Kotelnikov Inspirational e-Coach 10 Tips for Winning in Life and Business Harnessing Diversity Team Winning Team Key Elements, Team Building, Teamwork - Shared  Values, Inspiring Vision, Synergy




5 Characteristics of a Winning Team

  • Shared Values:  Team members are looking for a "values fit" with their team. Without it, they won't give the team their best. Team members should participate in establishing shared values and values-based common goals if you wish them to live these values, be committed to these goals, and have a feeling of interdependence and ownership for their jobs and unit... More

17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

  • The Law of the Chain: The Strength of the Team Is Impacted by Its Weakest Link... More

7 Characteristics of a Winning Sports Team

  • have a great many winners in them; most of the players poised and confident, and although they may well be 'stars' in their own right they allow others to shine in order to hold a 'star team' together.

  • Develop both mental and physical energy to withstand adversity... More


A Model of a Team Leader

  • Support them with tasks whenever they have a problem giving them another resource or working with them... More

Problem Solving Strategies: 4 Levels  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book


12 Effective Leadership Roles

  • Use team approach; facilitate cooperation; involve everyone; trust your group; rely on their judgment... More  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

Poor Teamwork: no organizational commitment to team culture; lack of shared and worthwhile goals; weak team leaders; team members who don't want to play as part of a team are tolerated; teams are too large; lack of shared rewards... More

Why Team Building?

Teamwork is essential for competing in today's global arena, where individual perfection is not as desirable as a high level of collective performance. In knowledge based enterprises, teams are the norm rather than the exception. A critical feature of these teams is that they have a significant degree of empowerment, or decision-making authority.

There are many different kinds of teams: top management teams, focused task forces, self-directed teams, concurrent engineering teams, product/service development and/or launch teams, quality improvement teams, and so on.



Team Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book vs. Group

"It's possible to achieve almost anything as long as you are not worried about who gets the credit." ~ Harry S. Truman

Not all groups in organizations are teams, but all teams are groups. The difference between a team and a group is that a team is interdependent for overall performance. A group qualifies as a team only if its members focus on helping one another to accomplish organizational objectives... More

Synergistic Team

The value created by a high performance team  is greater than the sum of individual contributions by its members... More

Cross-Functional Teams

To face today's complex challenges, you need to incorporate a wide range of styles, skills, and perspectives... More

Managing Systemic Innovation by Cross-Functional Teams

In the new era of Systemic Innovation Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, it is more important for an organization to be cross-functionally excellent than functionally excellent. Firms which are successful in realizing the full returns from their technologies and innovations are able to match their technological developments with complementary expertise in other areas of their business, such as manufacturing, distribution, human resources, marketing, and customer relationships. To lead these expertise development efforts, cross-functional teams, either formal or informal, need to be formed. These teams can also find new businesses in white spaces between existing business units... More

Leadership-Management Synergy Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Leaders: Inspire. Managers: Coordinate.

Resulting  synergy:: Teamwork

Success Stories Best Business Practices Team Culture at Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

The IEHP Team Culture supports a system to provide the best health care possible to people who need IEHP's collective support. Below are the highlights that create and maintain the IEHP Team Culture... More

Winning Corporate Culture

Success Stories Best Business Practices GE

At GE, Jack Welch required all managers should learn to become team players and coaches. He also took steps against those managers who wouldn't learn to become team players by cutting the bottom 10% every year. "One of the surest ways to raise the level of a team is to cut from the bottom and add to the top,"3 advised Welch... More

25 Lessons from Jack Welch  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book







  1. The Wisdom of Teams, John Katzenbach and Douglas Smith

  2. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  3. The Cycles of Leadership, Noel M. Tichy

  4. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, John C. Maxwell

  5. Winner Win and Losers Lose, Nick Thornely and Dan Lees

  6. Companies Don't Succeed People Do!, Graham Roberts-Phelps

  7. The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley

  8. Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger?, Jessica Lipnack, at al

  9. Modern Management, Ninth Edition, Samuel C. Certo

  10. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  11. Model of a Team Leader, Richard Winfield, Brefi Group

  12. Teambuilding That Gets Results, Linda Diamond and Harriet Diamond

  13. Team vs Group, Ten3 NZ Ltd