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The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation

This book develops John Adair's classic theory on Team, Task and Individual, and summarises all his thoughts and writing on leadership and motivation and getting the best from people.


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"Teambuilding and motivational skills are of crucial importance in business and the leadership role in particular."

Described as "without doubt one of the foremost thinkers on the subject in the world" (Sir John Harvey-Jones), leadership expert John Adair combines depth and insight with hard-edged, practical techniques.

Managers and leaders must be effective team builders and motivators to achieve their business aims and get the best out of people. The skills needed should be practiced and improved upon on a constant basis.

This book encapsulates John Adair's writing on these critical elements of any truly successful organisation. It develops his classic theory on Team, Task and Individual, and summarises all his writing on leadership and motivation.

John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. You will find this book equally valuable, whether you are beginning your career in management or looking for an expert refresher course.

This training course is part of our collection of Leadership & Management Training Courses which focus on leadership, innovation, strategy, communication, finance, problem solving and conflict management, to name a few key areas.


A super little book that lives up to the promise Adair’s name evokes.’

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  • Understanding teams and their structures
  • Team roles and team member functions
  • The individual within the team
  • The overlapping needs of task, team and individual Teams
  • Teams
  • The leader
  • Selecting the team members
  • Group processes and procedures
  • Maintaining your team
  • A checklist for team leaders
  • Adair's 8 rules in motivating people
  • Needs and motivation
  • The three circles model
  • Managers/leaders and motivation
  • Getting the best from people


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John Adair

John Adair is internationally acknowledged as having had a significant influence on management and leadership development in both the business and military spheres. He has seen military service, lectured at Sandhurst, worked extensively as a consultant, held professorships in Leadership Studies and authored critically acclaimed management and leadership books which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. He has lectured at conferences all over the world.

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Neil Thomas

Neil Thomas is Chairman of the Falconbury group of companies that comprises, Falconbury Ltd (, Management Forum ( and Thorogood Publishing Ltd ( He has been involved in publishing and seminars/training for most of his business life.

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ISBN 9781854189271
134 pages

  • GBP 9.99

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ISBN 9781854189288

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