HBR Guide to Leading Teams Ebook + Tools


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HBR Guide to Leading Teams Ebook and Tools

HBR Guide to Leading Teams Ebook and Tools is an enhanced Ebook version of the HBR Guide to Leading Teams that will help you take your leadership role to a whole new level. How often have you sat in team meetings complaining to yourself, 'What a colossal waste of time. Why does it take forever for this group to make a simple decision? What are we even trying to achieve here?' Dysfunctional teams are maddening--yet are a reality of organizational life. But as the team leader, you have the power to change things for the better. In this enhanced Ebook version of the 'HBR Guide to Leading Teams', expert Mary Shapiro offers step-by-step advice, drawing on time-tested principles, practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and examples from a range of industries and organizational settings. Whether you're a new professional or an experienced one this guide will help you take your leadership role to a whole new level. It includes downloadable tools and worksheets to help you get organized and produce results right away.

You’ll learn how to:

  • pick the right team members and cultivate their skills
  • set clear, smart goals
  • facilitate important discussions
  • foster camaraderie and cooperation
  • hold people accountable
  • address bad behavior before it gets out of hand
  • keep your team focused and motivated to the end

The downloadable tools provide you with clear instructions and customizable worksheets for exercises you can use throughout the lifecycle of your team. The worksheets encourage team members to communicate about their prior experiences, strengths and weaknesses, and hopes and concerns. The tools guide you as the leader to facilitate a conversation that will allow the team to develop a unified set of rules to stand by, and goals you’ll work towards together.


  • HBR Guide to Leading Teams Ebook
  • Leading Teams Manual
  • Leader's Inventory
  • Team Member Profile
  • Cultural Audit
  • Rules of Conduct Inventory
  • Team Contract
  • Team Formation Log
  • Team Formation Worksheet
  • Basic Peer Feedback
  • Continuous Improvement Plan
  • Continuous Improvement Worksheet
  • Advanced Peer Feedback Form
  • End of Project Team Evaluation Form
  • End of Project Team Evaluation Log
  • Final Self Reflection Form


Once you've purchased a copy, to download the Ebook and Tools you will need an Internet connection. Subsequent access to your local copies will not require an Internet connection. To download your Ebook and Tools, go to HBR.org and sign in. Click on the person icon in the upper right and select 'Purchases'

Click the 'Download Files' link for the order.


Click on the EPUB, MBI or PDF links to download the HBR Guide to Leading Teams Ebook. If you're not sure which of the three Ebook formats is best for your device, review our Ebook instructions.

Click the 'Download ZIP' link to download the downloadable tools and worksheets.

Once the ZIP file is downloaded, open it and click on the 'HBR Guide and Tools for Leading Teams' folder. Click on HBR_Leading Teams_Manual.

Next click on the 'Tools' folder.

Click on each of the files to download.

  • Sec1_Leader's_Inventory
  • Sec1_Member Profile
  • Sec2_Cultural Audit
  • Sec2_Rules of Conduct
  • Sec2_Team Contract
  • Sec2_Team Formation Log
  • Sec2_Team Formation_Worksheet
  • Sec3_Basic Peer Feedback
  • Sec3_Continuous_Improvement_Plan
  • Sec3_Continuous_Improvement_Wksht
  • Sec4_Advanced Peer Feedback Form
  • Sec4_End of Project Team Evaluation Form
  • Sec4_End of Project Team Log
  • Sec4_Final Self Reflection Form

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