Leadership roles by Dr.Meredith Belbin

  1. Driver : Controls team direction at detailed, tactical level. Defines things, steers and shapes group discussion and activities.
  2. Coordinator  : Controls team direction at the highest strategic level. Moves the problem solving forward by recognizing strengths and weakness by making the best use of human and other resources
  3. Originator : Provides leadership in ideas, innovating and inventing ideas and strategies, especially on major issues
  4. Monitor : Analyze problems from a practical point of view and evaluates ideas and suggestions so that the team can make balanced decision
  5. Implementer :  Converts concepts and plans into work procedure and carries out group plans efficiently as agreed.
  6. Supporter : Builds on team member strengths and underpins their shortcomings. Provides emotional leadership and fosters team spirit. Improves communications among team members
  7. Investigator : Explores and reports on ideas, developments and resources outside the group. Creats external contacts that may be useful to the group
  8. Finisher : Ensures that all necessary work is completed in all details. Seeks work that needs greater than average attention to detail and maintains the groups focus and sense of urgency

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  2. 2 S.Karthikeyan September 25, 2006 at 8:49 am

    Hi Dave

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I agree with you that the traits explained by Belbin are not personality based. Rather it is based on situation. I think one should groom to don any one of the roles mentioned by Belbin and take the lead.

  3. 3 Dave Bull September 24, 2006 at 10:34 am

    It’s important to remember that Belbin himself states that these are not personality types, the are jobs to be done within a strategic senior management team.

    Many people take the (pirated) Belbin “test” and start saying “I’m a Shaper” or “I’m an Implementer”. Belbin says there are people who don’t fit any of these roles, and that there are effective combinations of roles that do not include all 8.

    Like any academic model we have to use it as a starting point and take it with a pinch of salt!

    All the best,


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