Teaming with ideas


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Teaming with ideas is a refreshing look at personal and team-work effectiveness. It is a Head and Heart guide, for life, as relevant for a parent, parkrunner or president.

Do you know that no one can be who you are, and that the only game you can win is when you are being true to yourself?

If so, your sole focus ought to be on what you can do to improve. The leading question you should be asking is – how do I become a better version of myself? This is the game; it is the only game, because in the arena of life it’s the game that will matter most to you and your team.

  • Publisher : Tim Shaw (March 14, 2021)
  • Publication date : March 14, 2021
  • Language : English
  • File size : 5030 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 310 pages
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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

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