"It is amazing what you can accomplish
if you do not care who gets the credit."


Winning Team: 7 Elements


Project Management: 2 Approaches


Business Synergies Approach to Project Management


10 Key Project Leader Skills


Stages of Project Team Development


The team first comes together; discovering "Why? What? Who? When?". Conflicts have not begin to emerge yet


Disagreements arise about what needs to be done and who will do it. People merge their individual perceptions of how the work should be done and mold a group perception.

Same Reality, Different Perceptions

4 NLP Perceptual Positions

Having a strong common goal is one of the most important driving forces to resolving conflicts. This is a necessary and useful stage is you want to create, alignment and ownership.

How To Solve People Problems


The goals, roles, and boundaries have been clarified and accepted by team members. They have taken ownership and accountability for getting the work done. Regular team meetings are required at this stage so that team members can monitor progress and solve problems as they arise.

4 Types of Problems

Problem Solving Strategies: 4 Levels  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Creative Problem Solving


The team becomes a true team, working in unison, supporting one another. The team, not the leader, manages the project.

9 Roles of a Team Leader  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Team members make adjustments to keep the deliverables on track; they monitor progress and manage change.

How To Overcome Resistance to Change: Kore 10 Tips

The team takes full ownership and accountability, not only for the work to be done, but for the team dynamics as well.




Team Assessment

Adapted from "Project Management", by P.Martin and K.Tate

Complete the following team assessment, using a 1 to 5 scale:

1 = never

2 = sometimes

3 = half the time

4 = most of the time

5 = all of the time

  1. Team member goals are aligned with the organization's/project's goals

  2. The team is focused on interdependent actions  >>>

  3. Team members participate in the planning and monitoring/control processes

  4. Major decisions are made primarily by consensus

  5. The organization/project leader and team members own the work/project plan and its execution

  6. Team members are empowered

  7. Conflicts arise and are resolved collaboratively

  8. People on the team feel listened to and supported

  9. Individual style differences are honored  >>>

  10. Individual needs are of concern to the team




Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo Coaching by Example

Synergistic Project Team of eMuromets




is a breakthrough web-based business incubator that helps 

physically challenged people

to become successful

solo interpreneurs and/or freelancers
as well as to work in virtual teams.. 


Project Team: 1-minute video-pitch

This brief video presentations was prepared for the Building Global Innovators (BGI) contests organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and  the University of Lisbon.


See also

Founding Team of Cimcoin & CimJoy



1. "The Wisdom of Teams", Katzenbach & Smith

2. "Relentless Growth", Christopher Meyer

3. "The Cycles of Leadership", Noel M. Tichy

4. "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork", John C. Maxwell