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Team Coaching – “…is an interactive process through which a team coach both supports as well as challenges a team to accelerate its development and performance over a given period of time (e.g. 4 to 12 months). Team coaching can be leveraged to increase results, to enhance employee engagement, to drive organizational change, to foster the development of leadership cultures, and more.” – Krister Lowe, PhD, Host of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast
THIS WEEK’S FEATURED TCZ PODCAST!
What is it that sets team coaching apart from other modalities, and what makes this way of working so powerful? Alexander Caillet—Founder and CEO of Corentus—has a clear point of view: team coaching focuses on real work, in real time, for real results.
Over the past 20+ years, Alexander has worked with more than 150 teams in more than 30 countries across five continents. In addition to his client work, he also conducts intensive team coaching training, through both Georgetown University and the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program. In this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast, Alexander shares his journey into team coaching and his perceptions of the possibilities and promise of this growing field.
Themes explored on the podcast include:
- The impact of coaching teams in real time, on real business issues
- Limits of traditional team development approaches
- Several different hats team coaches may wear
- The need for practical team tools
- Factors influencing the demand for team coaching engagements
- Structure of team coaching engagements
- Using sociograms for data gathering
- Self-coaching within teams
- What it takes to achieve sustainable change in teams
- Critical considerations for coaching a team leader
- Team coaching presence and mindset
- and more.
Alexander relates stories from his own experience—both failures and successes—and highlights the lessons he’s learned about what it takes to practice effectively and responsibly as a team coach. He also shares a variety of resources for aspiring team coaches and current practitioners—ranging from self-guided learning tools to the 9-month Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program to the 2017 Team Coaching Toolbox Gathering. (More information is available at www.corentus.com.)
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an influential pioneer and thought leader in the team coaching field!
Team Coaching Resources (Part 1): Five Team-Level Assessments
by Krister Lowe, PhD
Since launching The Team Coaching Zone Podcast–-an interview show that explores the art & science of coaching teams in organizations–back in January of 2015, I’ve interviewed some great pioneers, thought leaders and practitioners in the field. The insights that I have gleaned from the interviews have transformed my approach to team coaching as well as my business. When listeners of the show reach out to me I’m often asked for recommendations on team coaching resources. Specifically they revolve around three themes:
- What team coaching assessments are available?
- What are some of the main books on team coaching?
- What team coach training programs should I consider exploring?
Recently a listener suggested that I pull together a consumer reports type episode or blog post series to review some of the resources that I’ve come across. So voila here we go with the first in a 3-part blog post series on Team Coaching Resources! Read more…
Team Coaching Resources (Part 2): Five Books on Team Coaching
by Krister Lowe, PhD
My relationship with books has resembled a tumultuous love affair. Utterly enraptured one moment only to be followed by a crash and burn falling out the next. In college I majored in English Literature. The crushing number of books I had to read beat the love for reading out of me by the time I graduated. While pursuing my Master’s Degree in Social-Organizational Psychology some 6 years later I had recovered and rediscovered my passion for books. But this time they were more practical and scientific and revolved around themes such as leadership, teams, conflict resolution, organization change, and the like. By the time I was waist-deep into my doctoral training (also in Social-Organizational Psychology) a few years later, books had been replaced with an explosion of articles that distilled the latest insights from theory, research and practice down into 10 to 20 pages for rapid and mass consumption. And so now after a long drought (and a second recovery!) I’m back to reading books but this time they tend to revolve around the specific theme of team coaching.
In this second in a three-part article series on Team Coaching Resources, I’m going to be providing a brief overview of 5 books that I recommend on the topic of coaching teams in organizations. Read more…
Team Coaching Resources (Part 3): Five Books Team Coach Training Programs
by Krister Lowe, PhD
This the final installment of a three part round-up series on team coaching resources. In Part 1 we looked at 5 team-level assessments geared towards team coaching. In Part 2 we looked at 5 books on team coaching. In this post, Part 3, we are going to be looking at 5 team coach training programs. You can also listen to podcast episodes covering similar content here on iTunes if you prefer the spoken vs. written word 🙂
I want to start off this post by making a few comments about training as a learning vehicle. This is a topic that I’m very familiar with. Two years ago I decided to niche down in one area—team coaching. But before that I was more of a generalist in Learning and Development. I was a consultant, a mediator, a facilitator and most of all a trainer. I spent more than 15 years running 100’s of training workshops all over the world on all kinds of topics: performance management, conflict resolution, leadership and management development, coaching for managers, diversity, ethics and more. Read more…
Join The Team Coaching Zone and Dr. Ruth Wageman for a special 3-day intensive certification training this Fall in New York City: Diagnosing and Coaching Teams Using the Team Diagnostic SurveyTM. Participants will walk away with: 1) an evidence-based framework of high performing teams; 2) practical tools for coaching team leaders and teams for high performance and learning; 3) certification in one of the most well-researched team performance and coaching instruments—The Team Diagnostic SurveyTM. Dr. Wageman is a Leading Scholar, Advisor, and Educator in Organizational Behavior and Collaborative Leadership. She is the lead author of the essential book Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes To Make Them Great and the author of numerous articles including “A Theory of Team Coaching” in the Academy of Management Review as well as ”Team Diagnostic Survey: Development of an Instrument” in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences. She is a co-creator of the Team Diagnostic Survey—among the most rigorously researched and well- validated team assessment and coaching instruments. Dr. Wageman is currently a Director at ReThink Health and an Associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
November 9-11, 2016
Cornell Club, New York City
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