Book & Inventory by Geoffrey Bellman, Kevin Coray & Kathleen Ryan

Extraordinary GroupsExtraordinary Groups

How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results

Book & Inventory


Choose a handout that might be useful to your team and build a discussion around it.


Overview of Model and Key Concepts
This replicates page 209 in Extraordinary Groups and includes our definition for an extraordinary group.  There are many uses for this overview, including as a guide to observing group dynamics.  One page. [PDF]


Personal Reflections on Six Group Needs
Each of the six Group Needs is listed.  You are then asked to jot notes about when and how you might have observed each need surfacing or being met in a group experience.  One page. [PDF]


Exploring Questions about Group Needs
For each Group Need, thought-provoking questions are listed—for you to answer yourself or for your group to answer.  The intention is to build awareness of the Group Needs, increase understanding of how those needs show up for you personally or in your group, and explore what could happen in your group to meet those needs more intentionally.  Two pages. [PDF]


Seeing Through the Lens of the Group Needs
This checklist provides you with a way to better understand and observe Group Needs in action. This is a useful tool regardless of your role—leader, member, or facilitator of a group. For each Group Need, examples are provided of the types of related behavior—what one would see in a group if that particular need was being met. You are encouraged to assess the degree to which that behavior is present; there is also a space for you to take additional notes. Three pages. [PDF | also available as .doc