High-Impact Tools for Teams

By Stefano Mastrogiacomo and Alex Osterwalder. Wiley, 2021. 

#1 release in project management and business communication
Featured book 2021
Best 25 books on innovation for 2022
Listed in 30 books all managers need

Foreword by Amy Edmondson

― Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School.

"This book injects new energy – and new tools – into the quest to build teams that can thrive in the 21st century."


"If you are leading a team – or plan to anytime soon – you’ll want to keep this book close at hand."


"Stefano and Alex demystify the quest for a healthy team culture – and walk us through how to create it." 


INTRO: Essentials
What makes teams underperform and how to get better results


PART 1: Discover the Team Alignment Map
What it is and how it works

1.1 Getting Started: The Four Pillars of the Team Alignment Map

1.2 Planning Who Does What with the Team Alignment Map (Planning Mode) 

1.3 Keeping Team Members on Track (Assessment Mode) 


PART 2: Put the Map Into Action
How to use the Team Alignment Map

2.1 The Team Alignment Map for Meetings 

2.2 The Team Alignment Map for Projects 

2.3 The Team Alignment Map for Organizational Alignment 


PART 3: Trust Among Team Members
Four tools to create a high-trust climate and increased psychological safety

3.1 The Team Contract 

3.2 The Fact Finder 

3.3 The Respect Card 

3.4 The Nonviolent Request Guide


PART 4: Dive Deeper
Discover the science behind the tools and the book

4.1 Mutual Understanding and Common Ground 

4.2 Trust and Psychological Safety 

4.3 Relationship Types 

4.4 Face and Politeness 


Lead Author

Stefano Mastrogiacomo


Alex Osterwalder

Creative Lead

Alan Smith

Design Lead

Trish Papadakos


Chris White


Severine Assous


Bernard Granger (BlexBolex)


Richard Narramore

Currently available in:

Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski


Available soon (2022):

中文(简体), ελληνικά, україньска, 本語, русский


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