Mentee Resources | Leading Teams

Leading Teams

Explore valuable resources for diverse perspectives on Leading Teams – a top-requested skill development area among Menttium mentees. Inspire, motivate, and guide others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently encourage and facilitate collaboration within teams and across the organization.


Leverage these conversation starter examples as questions to ask yourself and others to gain insight on the topic of Leading Teams.


Leadership Skills at All Levels

Servant Leadership

Understand the differences needed to be a leader of others, a leader of leaders, and an enterprise leader.

Roz Tsai

Perspective on how servant leadership and positive reinforcement creates highly successful teams.

Artie Lynnworth

Leading from a Macro and Micro Perspective

Leading Across Cultures

Leadership is about influencing, connecting and inspiring individuals. Be visible, available and connected.

Al Johnson
Vice President, Sales Strategy

Insights into the importance of clarifying understanding, especially when working across cultures.

Gerardo Soula
Strategic Partner

TED Talks

Confessions of a recovering micromanager

If we know that micromanagement isn’t effective, why do we still do it ? In this talk, Chieh shares his personal perspective as CEO of a rapidly growing company to resist micromanaging.

Why Good Leaders Make your Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

This is what makes employees happy at work

Only 40% of workers report being happy at work. In this unique format, Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, a global analytics first, shows how happy employees are good for business and how to improve happiness at work. The way people are treated by leaders and each other is the biggest influencer of happiness at work.


Krish R


Krish Ramakrishnan, VP of Client Engagement at FICO, highlights his process for creating a work environment where people think for themselves, freely share ideas and opinions, and collaborate and innovate.

Eboni Adams


Eboni Adams Monk is a successful executive and the author of “Leading Wise: Inspirational Reflections for Corporate Leaders”. She shares learnings from her cross-cultural research, including the importance of creating a sense of wholeness and belonging. She highlights the impact leaders can have when they focus on translating these elements into the workplace.

Tom Schlick


Thomas Schlick, a former executive and author, shares his insights and stories which highlight the timeless importance of people and culture. Tom also shares what he’s found essential to success when working on global and virtual teams.



Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. “Officers eat last,” he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What’s symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort–even their own survival–for the good of those in their care.


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has been engaging audiences with a page-turning, realistic fable that follows the travails of Kathryn Petersen, DecisionTech’s CEO, as she faces the ultimate leadership crisis. She must unite a team in such disarray that it threatens to derail the entire company. Equal parts leadership fable and business handbook, this definitive source on teamwork by Patrick Lencioni reveals the five behavioral tendencies that go to the heart of why even the best teams struggle. He offers a powerful model and step-by-step guide for overcoming those dysfunctions and getting every one rowing in the same direction.


Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations

Boundaries exist, whether among cultures or across physical distances. What matters most is how you work to bridge these divides to leverage their team’s wide-ranging talents and abilities to deliver value. Powered by data from the Leadership Across Differences project, a global research initiative of The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Boundary Spanning Leadership provides a world of vital guidance, tools, and knowledge that lets you resolve conflicts, eliminate miscommunication, and foster collaboration among diverse teams.


Bringing Out the Best in People

Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement, presents Aubrey Daniels’ proven strategies that have been successfully adopted by hundreds of organizations worldwide―ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies―and delivers step-by-step instruction and positive practices to help you implement and sustain positive change.