In this book you will learn about:
- About the enduring fundamental characteristics applicable to every team to which you belong
- That a basic understanding of neuroscience will transform what you do
- How to discover your personal thumbprint and team ‘fit’
- That experiential learning, with reflection, is the most effective way to learn
- That parkrun, although unobvious, is one of the best vehicles to examine your ‘teaming’ prowess. It is free of constraints, other than those which are self-imposed
No ‘touchy feely’ bonding activities, only self-examined naked truths about yourself, your teams and your teaming contribution.
A snapshot for what you will find inside:
- Tactfully applying your mind – page 35
- Safety proofing your team environment – page 52
- Ten tips for a learning environment – page 61
- How to use the good-fit tool – page 92
- The purpose-centered model for strategic alignment – page 104
- The essence of teams – page 125
- Eastern Province cricket team history – page 131
- The sweet spot in your make-up – page 157
- Putting it all together – the parkrun teaming adventure with personal and team questioning, ideas and application – pages 163-301
I know I will be referring to Teaming with ideas for guidance and reassurance many times in the future as we continue to strive to build parkrun into a household name throughout Africa.
Bruce Fordyce – Comrades marathon runner and President of parkrun South Africa
This book resonated with me as one of the most exceptional portrayals of TEAM dynamics that I have read. It should be on every South African leader’s bookshelf as the trajectories of organizations, SOE’s, and this country, would be different – for the better.
Dave Wilson – Director, Euro Steel
I appreciate the fact that the book takes a more pragmatic learning approach – using the role of neuroscience as an anchor in experiential learning. I like the concept of self-examination first, in leading towards examining your own role in teams. This resonates with my beliefs on self-leadership and self-mastery.
Nomkhita Mona – CEO, NMB Business Chamber
Tim, who has worked with my teams over the past 8 years, has come up with a little gem. The book is informative and practical, a must read for all leaders and team players. Examples and associations mentioned throughout can be applied in a business and personal capacity within a team environment.
Philip Herselman – Regional General Manager, Atlas Copco Power Technique South East Asia
Teaming with ideas covers the full gambit from a crash course in neuroscience to a deeper understanding of the human mind, how this impacts us as individuals, and how it can be used to turn us into higher performing people and teams. I highly recommend this book not only from leaders or participants in high performance teams, in all walks of life, but also a personal guide on a journey on self-awareness, wholeness and improvement.
Werner Kapp – Chief Operating Officer: Dimension Data