Belbin Team Roles and Leadership

Belbin Leadership: Strengths-Based, Context-Driven Interventions Towards Authentic, Purposeful Leadership.

Self-awareness and authentic leadership

So, what does being an authentic leader really mean?

Leaders need a grasp of the so-called ‘triad of awareness’ – an inward focus, a focus on others, and an outward focus. The first two help to cultivate emotional intelligence, while the third improves a leader’s ability to strategize, innovate and manage the organization.

Emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness, or listening to your inner voice. Leaders who hone this skill are able to make better decisions and lead more authentically.

What Team Roles do you need to be a great leader?

Our Focus on Others Allows us to be empathetic leaders and build strong relationships

How do Belbin Reports Help?

Belbin Individual report

Finding out how you see yourself, and how others see you, is the first step towards self-awareness. 

The Belbin report identifies a number of preferred or natural ways of working – these form the basis of our Team Roles leadership styles. But there are also a number of manageable roles: hidden assets that we take for granted and can cultivate with a little effort. These are the ‘Ferrari in the garage.’Or, to use another metaphor, our hidden leadership superpowers.

Observer Assessments

Discovering your leadership superpowers

Situating leadership in a team context

Moving beyond 'command and control:' solo vs team leadership

Entrepreneurial Leaders

Leadership Styles

What's Next?

Become Belbin Accredited

Perhaps you know where you want to start, and that’s by becoming a Belbin expert.

Becoming Belbin Accredited gives you the knowledge and practical know-how to start using Belbin reports and to help your leaders.


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Lindsay Lalla

Lindsay Lalla is the VP of Marketing and Client Support for Belbin North America. Most recently, she has been spearheading the introduction of the Belbin Team Role methodology into North America. Lindsay is a skilled facilitator, and also runs the Belbin Accreditation classes where she certifies others in the Belbin method.
Lindsay’s formal education is in instruction and performance. Combined with her 17 years of adult education experience, she brings a depth of understanding in how to deliver the highly experiential workshops that are a hallmark of the Belbin North America approach to education and organizational development.

Patrick Ballin

Patrick offers more than 25 years of experience with some of the most successful businesses in Europe as a consultant, change manager and executive coach.

He has helped many well-known organisations to get their ideas and projects off the ground by working with business leaders and their teams to optimise interaction, strategy and execution.
Patrick was Global Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Development for The Body Shop, an international retailer of ethical health and beauty products, and managed its change programme across 52 countries. In 2009, he set up the national redundancy coaching service, Rework, for the UK industry charity, Retail Trust. Patrick spent his earlier career with ACWL Group, one of the pioneering UK Apple Centres, where he was a divisional Director.
He holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, is a Visiting Lecturer for Brighton Business School, a Fellow of the RSA and coach for social enterprise incubator On Purpose.

Max Isaac

Max is the CEO of 3Circle Partners. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience from his career in general management and consulting in North America, England, Europe and Asia.
Max has assisted CEOs and senior leaders within client organizations with the design and implementation of Interaction Planning processes, team based organizational development programs and Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
Prior to moving into the field of organizational development, Max was the CFO for the Retail Division within The Molson’s Organization, where he took a lead role in growing the business to over $1 billion in revenues, doubling its size in four years through acquisitions and internal growth.
Max is co-author of Close The Interaction Gap, The Third Circle – Interactions That Drive Results, Setting Teams Up for Success and A Guide to Team Roles. He is also the contributing author of the Organizational Change sections of Mike George’s books Lean Six Sigma published in May 2002 and Lean Six Sigma for Service published in June 2003. Max is a registered CPA, CA in Canada. His undergraduate degree was earned at Witwatersrand University, South Africa.