The Heartbeat Model – a secret for team speed

By Gavin Simpson

As I’m writing this, I’m realising the Heartbeat Model is at the centre (or the heart ?) of the Team Effectiveness approach we described as being like a Team SatNav, and I feel like I’m giving away a secret.

Because leadership teams that implement the […]


red10 ‘s Gavin Simpson shares a recent case study here for a Team Tool that clients request to use almost every time we work with an in-flight team: Feedback-on-a-Page™.

The situation

A leader approached me about working with his leadership team. The department and his team were struggling. He had been recently employed to […]

2021-05-11T10:44:45+01:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: People Management, Team Effectiveness, Team Tool|Tags: |0 Comments


Anyone who has ever worked with red10 knows how much we encourage equal air time…there’s many ways to do this and If you’re tired of Creeping Death maybe it’s time to give Popcorn a whirl!

Creeping death?
That bit in the meeting when everyone responds in turn; around the table. Whether it be introductions, […]

2021-05-11T10:44:49+01:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Team Effectiveness, Team Tool|Tags: |0 Comments

Controlled Clusters

red10‘s Gavin Simpson shares a great facilitation team tool for creating themes from many ideas – building understanding, alignment and ownership.

So many great ideas…

We often ask teams to brainstorm using sticky notes. One sticky note for one idea. The teams we work with are wonderfully creative and healthily competitive; with a team of […]

2021-05-11T10:44:53+01:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: People Management, Team Effectiveness, Team Tool|Tags: |0 Comments

Workload prioritisation when everything is equally important and urgent

The department had delivered great work, and were growing to meet increased demand.

Quite rightly, the leadership team were planning ahead and were concerned about becoming a bottleneck.

But how do you prioritise when everything is equally important and urgent?

If you haven’t tried it before, why not try this Team Tool using peer permission to enable prioritisation?

Great […]

2021-05-11T10:42:44+01:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Team Effectiveness, Team Tool|Tags: |0 Comments

Thumbnails – a getting to know each other tool

Most of them hadn’t worked together before.

They were planning their team start-up and wanted something simple yet effective at helping them get to know each other’s preferences.

We considered psychometrics like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI) or Gallup’s StrengthsFinder and decided that they’d be of more use when we […]

2021-05-11T10:42:58+01:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Coaching, Team Effectiveness, Team Tool|Tags: |0 Comments
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