This is an A to Z guide and resource book of the best models for teams currently available for trainers and managers. Line managers interested in the further development of their staff will find the book of particular interest when helping groups reach their full potential. A total of 8 models are covered. The models range from Belbin’s Team Roles to the Team Development Model. In between you will encounter many other models, some of which are critical to a good understanding of teams. Acronyms have been used throughout the text as a memory aid to make some of the models more memorable. Each model is accompanied by an illustrative diagram and appropriate quotation. The acronyms and diagrams will help users to grasp the key concepts behind the models quickly and easily.
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer, moderator, examiner and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and worldwide on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and gone into second editions. His most recent book (2014) is titled Awaken the Genius Within – A Guide to Lifelong Learning Skills (Glasnevin Publishing, Dublin). He has a M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).