Belbin Team Roles and Self-awareness

Belbin is a data-driven, people-centred framework for celebrating your strengths, discovering hidden talents and devising your personal development strategy.

Belbin enhances self-awareness by helping you to reflect on your own behaviors in different scenarios, and then inviting those you work with to provide observations of your contributions in the team.

The Belbin questionnaires are carefully composed to analyze your strengths, and to filter out social desirability and other influencing factors. When it comes to your others’ views of you, our algorithms ensure that feedback is discerning, balanced and constructive, and that one person is not allowed to influence your results unduly.

Your Belbin Individual report collates all this data, comparing your strengths according to your self-perception and to the contributions that others see. This tailored report offers unique insights into your Team Role strengths, which can help you to clearly define your preferred working styles, better understand how others experience your behavior, and create a personal development strategy to align the two.

How can Belbin help self-awareness?

Belbin Individual reports

Identifying our behavioral styles is the first step towards increasing self-understanding and building more effective working practices. Each individual needs to understand their key strengths and how to articulate how they prefer to work.

Why Observer feedback matters

To learn and understand ourselves better, we need to broaden our perspective – to look at ourselves through a new lens. It may sound obvious, but we need to move beyond what we already know. It’s important that we’re open to receiving new information; that we look for this information in the right places, and that we interpret it correctly, so we can act on it.

What is self-awareness?

Why we use Belbin

The benefits of self-awareness

How do I become more self-aware?

The self-awareness gap and the limitations of self-reporting

Strengthen your strengths: why strengths-based feedback works with our wiring

Belbin is a strengths-based tool

There’s a 'me' in team: team-centred personal development

Belbin’s democratic, evidence-based approach puts the focus on behavior

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.