A list of recommended reading for our Building Teams course

This is not an exhaustive list of the reading for this course, nor are you expected to cover all of the material. Use these sources for further investigation into topics you are intrigued by or are looking for clarification on. 


  • Birkinshaw, Julian M. (2010). Reinventing Management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print.
  • Belbin, R. M. (1993). Team Roles at Work. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1993. Print.
  • Belbin, R. M. (2010). Management Teams. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010. Print.
  • Briskin, Alan. (2009). The Power of Collective Wisdom and The Trap of Collective Folly. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009. Print.
  • Gratton, Lydna & Tamara J. Erickson. (2007). Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams. Harvard Business Review (November 2007).
  • Hanlan, Marc. (2004). High Performance Teams. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004. Print.
  • Katzenbach, Jon R, and Douglas K Smith. (1993). The Wisdom of Teams. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 1993. Print.
  • Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R. (2011). The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performing Teams. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 2011. Print.
  • Luft, J. and Ingham, H. (1955). The Johari window, a graphic model of interpersonal awareness. Proceedings of the western training laboratory in group development. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles.
  • McConnon, Shay, Margaret McConnon, and Shay McConnon. (2010) Managing Conflict In The Workplace. Oxford: How To Books, 2010. Print.
  • McGregor, D. (1960). The Human Side of Enterprise. New York. McGrawHill. 1960. Print.
  • Salas, E et al. (1999). The Effect of Team Building on Performance. Small Group Research. vol. 30 no. 3 309-329
  • Tibbetts, John et al. (1990). Team Learning. Washington D.C.: Pelavin Associates, 1990. Print.
  • Tuckman, Bruce W. (1965). Developmental sequence in small groups. Psychological Bulletin, 63, 384-399