Much has been written about coaching individuals, yet there has been little investigation of coaching teams at work. Even in organisations that have made strides towards becoming coaching cultures, the focus has been on the individual, not the team. This failure is now a serious weakness in the abilities of managers at all levels. In this book, David Clutterbuck bridges the gap between what is known about team learning and coaching and the practical experience of managers and team coaches. He answers such questions as how team coaching differs from individual coaching, what skills underpin effective team coaching, and how team coaching can be made a sustainable, automatic process.
'This book is a must for anyone involved in organizational coaching' Adrian Moorhouse, Managing Director, Lane4 & Olympic Gold Medallist Coaching the Team at Work, 4e is the result of research over 20 years with practising team coaches and with major corporations around the world. It recognises that in a complex and constantly evolving business and social environment, teams can only keep up if they adapt frequently. But to adapt, they must have clarity about their internal and external systems and how these contribute to or undermine performance. There are multiple aspects of team function that underpins performance - and each influences and is influenced by the others. This revised edition explores the six most significant aspects: * Purpose and motivation * Systems and processes relating to external stakeholders * Relationships, especially within the team * Systems and processes relating to internal functions (such as quality and decision-making) * Learning (how the team adapts to keep up with the pace of change) * Leadership (how the functions of leadership are exercised within the team) When these aspects are aligned, a team can perform at its best; but when any one or more of the aspects is malfunctioning, the result is underperformance. This book helps team coaches develop their skills to support teams in understanding these complex dynamics and, as a result, in developing more effective ways of working together.
Leadership Coaching examines the models and techniques used to develop leadership in others through a coaching relationship. Looking at specific models, each contributor reviews the research which supports the model and then explores how the model can be of help in a coaching relationship. The book includes chapters on well known models such as Porter's Strategy model and Goleman's model of leadership styles. It also draws on work from both the western view of leadership, as well as other traditions such as using ancient writers of Sun Tzu and African myths.
The world’s challenges are becoming more and more complex and adapting to those challenges will increasingly come from teams of people innovating together. The Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching provides a dedicated and systematic guide to some of the most fundamental issues concerning the practice of team coaching. It seeks to enhance practice through illustrating and exploring an array of contextual issues and complexities entrenched in it. The aim of the volume is to provide a comprehensive overview of the field and, furthermore, to enhance the understanding and practice of team coaching. To do so, the editorial team presents, synthesizes and integrates relevant theories, research and practices that comprise and undergird team coaching. This book is, therefore, an invaluable specialist tool for team coaches of all levels; from novice to seasoned practitioners. With team coaching assuming an even more prominent place in institutional and organizational contexts nowadays, the book is bound to become an indispensable resource for any coaching training course, as well as a continuing professional development tool. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in coaching, in both practice and educational settings. It will be of use not only for professional coaches, but also for leaders, managers, HR professionals, learners and educators, in the business, public, independent and voluntary sectors.
A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of coaching and mentoring. Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover theoretical models, efficacy, ethics, training, the influence of emerging fields such as neuroscience and mindfulness, virtual coaching and mentoring and more Contributors include Anthony Grant, David Clutterbuck, Susan David, Robert Garvey, Stephen Palmer, Reinhard Stelter, Robert Lee, David Lane, Tatiana Bachkirova and Carol Kauffman With a Foreword by Sir John Whitmore
"Jennifer Britton has penned another winner! With From One toMany, Jennifer not only gives us a bird’s-eye-viewperspective, but she also delves into the details we need to besuccessful as group and team coaches. I'm eager to incorporate thisnew material—not only into my course curriculum—butalso into my own group coaching programs." —Jory H. Fisher, JD, ahref="http://www.joryfisher.com/"www.JoryFisher.com/a “This remarkable resource gives coaches the necessarytools to expand their effectiveness and offer a group experience ofconnection and collaboration, providing an exceptional experiencefor many.” —Sandy Miller, MA, CPCC, ACC, ahref="http://www.revolutionizingdivorce.com/"target="_blank"www.revolutionizingdivorce.com/a "From One to Many is a must-read for coaches,whether experienced or new to group and team coaching. Jennifer combines extensive research, personal and peerexperiences, practical applications, and a comprehensive set oftools and resources to deliver another excellent book forprofessional coaches." —Janice LaVore-Fletcher, MMC, BCC, President, Christian CoachInstitute Practical tips, tools, and insight on successful team and groupcoaching engagements As professional development budgets at many organizations remainflat or even shrink due to financial pressures, coaches and humanresources leaders are looking for new ways to do more with lessfunding. Team coaching—which may span intact teams, projectteams and virtual teams—and group coaching—spanningboth organizational and public contexts—offer a solution tothis developmental puzzle. Unfortunately, there are few practicalresources available that address the best practices for team andgroup coaching. From One to Many fills that gap for coaches,leaders, and human resources professionals. The book explains howto integrate the practice into an organization and how to maximizeit to full effect. One of the only books on the market that explores in-depth therelated topics of team and group coaching Written by the founder of a performance improvement consultancywho is also a popular speaker on the subject Features new content specifically for practitioners incoaching, human resources, performance improvement and relatedfields
Employees have a set of needs as part of the 'psychological contract' of employment. However, organizations operate for a reason and they too have agendas and needs. It is how the two come together that determines the capacity for good human relations and optimum productivity. Employee Well-being Support is an edited collection of expert contributions that explores all key issues in this increasingly critical area.
Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You
Author: Max Landsberg
Publisher: Profile Books
The essence and success of The Tao of Coaching has always been its focus on the practical tips and techniques for making work more rewarding through the habit of coaching - and this philosophy continues to underpin this brand new reissue. The book's premise is simple: that to become an effective coach, managers and leaders need master only a few techniques, even though mastery obviously requires practice. Each chapter focuses on a specific technique - or Golden Rule - of coaching to help practice make perfect. Tried and tested by generations within and beyond the workplace, this succinct and engaging book gives readers the tools to: - create more time for themselves, by delegating well - build, and enjoy working with, effective teams - achieve better results - enhance their interpersonal skills. It demonstrates that coaching is not simply a matter of helping others and improving performance, but is also a powerful force for self-development and personal fulfilment.
Coaching has taken on a permanent role as a way of improving individual performance within an organization. This book is for people interested in becoming coaches within an organization and those already practicing. It explains the skill and competencies required to be an outstanding coach at work. The book clearly defines and explains the nature of coaching and how it works, outlining the different theories and models to present a balanced, objective perspective of the subject. The authors show that coaching is an on-going dialogue: a collaboration between two individuals that encourages learning, development and work performance improvement in the pursuit of skill development goals. It can be adopted at any level in the workplace, educational institution, sporting arena or personal life. The authors reveal what personal quallities are necessary in order to be a successful coach. They discuss coaching and communication skills, and show you how to set strategic goals and develop an action plan. The book also analyzes the contribution of coaching to the processes of change and learning, explaining the different styles of learning, the importance of establishing a learning culture within an organization, and the degree of self-exploration necessary for the individual to achieve sustained behavorial change. The authors also consider in greater detail three specific coaching areas: coaching in call centers, sales coaching, and career coaching, and explain the differences from other related occupations that are often associated with coaching, such as consulting, mentoring, training and counseling, and how all of othem work together.