'This book is a must for anyone involved in organizational coaching' Adrian Moorhouse, Managing Director, Lane4 & Olympic Gold Medallist Coaching the Team at Work 2 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.
South African Coaches Share their Theory and Practice
Author: Helena Dolny
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Category: Business & Economics
No company has ever succeeded simply because it has brilliant individuals in its ranks - in fact many have failed because they have not succeeded in getting great talent to work together as a team. Every single South African business lives or dies by its ability to get its people to work together, in constantly changing teams, towards achieving the common goals of the company. Team Coaching: Artists at Work shows how the right coaching interventions can build skills in individuals so that they can become effective team players in a variety of work situations. The book is, not surprisingly, a team effort. A group of top South African coaches got together to share everything they had used individually when coaching teams. This pooling of best practice was so exciting, the outcome so much more than anticipated, that they decided to write this book together. This is not a DIY manual, nor is it a bible. Corporate teams are often temporary and shifting in nature with continuous restructuring, promotions, new people moving in, others resigning. Flexibility and creativity are critical. That's precisely where team coaching interventions come in, to increase individual self-awareness, enhance people's ability to adapt to the styles of others, and create cohesion and commitment of how to work together. That's when the real people power of an organisation starts to make itself felt, when talented individuals become effective team members. Coaches are artists, who bring their facilitation talents and tools to the team to make this happen. This is a book for business and team leaders who would like to turn a collection of outstanding individuals into an unbeatable team. Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions and this book contributes to wider understanding of what potential coaching offers not only for business teams but also for societal transformation.
"Jennifer Britton has penned another winner! With From One to Many, Jennifer not only gives us a bird’s-eye-view perspective, but she also delves into the details we need to be successful as group and team coaches. I'm eager to incorporate this new material—not only into my course curriculum—but also into my own group coaching programs." —Jory H. Fisher, JD, www.JoryFisher.com “This remarkable resource gives coaches the necessary tools to expand their effectiveness and offer a group experience of connection and collaboration, providing an exceptional experience for many.” —Sandy Miller, MA, CPCC, ACC, www.revolutionizingdivorce.com "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 peer experiences, practical applications, and a comprehensive set of tools and resources to deliver another excellent book for professional coaches." —Janice LaVore-Fletcher, MMC, BCC, President, Christian Coach Institute Practical tips, tools, and insight on successful team and group coaching engagements As professional development budgets at many organizations remain flat or even shrink due to financial pressures, coaches and human resources leaders are looking for new ways to do more with less funding. Team coaching—which may span intact teams, project teams and virtual teams—and group coaching—spanning both organizational and public contexts—offer a solution to this developmental puzzle. Unfortunately, there are few practical resources available that address the best practices for team and group coaching. From One to Many fills that gap for coaches, leaders, and human resources professionals. The book explains how to integrate the practice into an organization and how to maximize it to full effect. One of the only books on the market that explores in-depth the related topics of team and group coaching Written by the founder of a performance improvement consultancy who is also a popular speaker on the subject Features new content specifically for practitioners in coaching, human resources, performance improvement and related fields
Building on the success of companion volume Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring, this new volume from coaching gurus David Clutterbuck and David Megginson is a practical, pragmatic guide to the knowledge and techniques you need for successful coaching and mentoring. Rather than adopting a particular school of coaching or mentoring, the authors pick the best from a range of models and frameworks that have developed since the first book published to help you enrich your practice. Further Techniques also features a new structure to make it more reader-friendly, with Part 1 putting the techniques into context, Part 2 covering the frameworks in eight contributed chapters and Part 3 including broader chapters that focus in on techniques for the client, techniques for the coach/mentor and techniques for working on the relationship between coach/mentor and client. A selection of leading figures in the field contribute their techniques and models to the framework chapters in Part 2, taking you through the necessary principles and offering practical advice for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike. Offering a wide portfolio of approaches for helping and developing others, this book is an invaluable resource for all coaches and mentors and a must read for anyone wanting to learn more about one-to-one coaching and mentoring. Edited by David Megginson and David Clutterbuck. Contributors: Gladeana McMahon, Marion Gillie, Daniel Doherty, Megan Reitz, Alan Sieler, John Groom and Vivien Whitaker.
Powering your Team with Awareness, Responsibility and Trust
Author: Matt Somers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
"This book comes at a time when we are asking searching questions: How exactly do we earn the loyalty, trust and commitment of our people? How do we balance the needs of our organisations to do more with less with the need to create environments in which people can grow, develop and achieve their aspirations? The answers lie within each of those through whom so much can be achieved. This book is the key to unlocking them." --Gareth Ford, Training & Development Manager, Atkins "Perfect Timing! Amongst the vast selection of coaching literature, this book is powerful in 3 ways. * It has the potential to engage even the most ardent cynic to "have a go" * It releases a well-timed boost to existing passionate believers of coaching * It is invaluable to anyone with responsibility for managing, training and development, with well thought-out strategic and realistic approaches to creating and implementing a coaching culture in any business." --Fiona Green, Training Manager, ScS Upholstery plc "How much of your team's full potential do you see at work? 90%? 30%? 60%? Many of us simply don't know. In a world of relentless change is it any wonder that so much can interfere with how well we perform at work. In a practical approach Matt Somers explores how coaching can be used to release that potential. Matt recognises that the reaction in the work place to coaching can range from mild apathy to downright hostility. It is this firm grip on reality that considerably increases the reader's chances of becoming a successful coach. In today's business environment ignore the principles and ideas embodied in this book at your peril!" --Simon Hepinstall, Chief Executive, Storey Carpets Limited "This is an extremely practical book underpinned by a powerful coaching model that is carefully defined and applied throughout. Matt's candid and insightful approach provides accessible information for those new to coaching and those wanting to refine their coaching approach. There are number of coaching texts emerging onto the scene and it is refreshing to see a book so grounded in managerial and organizational reality." --Jane Turner, Programme Director - Coaching, Newcastle Business School,Northumbria University
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
Solution Focused Coaching in Practice is a practical ‘how-to’ guide that provides an invaluable overview of Solution Focused Coaching skills and techniques. Reflecting upon published research on the solution focused approach, Bill O’Connell, Stephen Palmer and Helen Williams bring their own experiences of Solution Focused Coaching together with others in the field to cover topics such as: the coach-coachee relationship the role of technology in coaching inclusive coaching group and team coaching practical issues and skills. Incorporating coachee case studies, worksheets, practice tips and discussion points, the skills, strategies and techniques in this book are straightforward to apply and can be used in most coaching settings. This practical book is essential reading for experienced personal or executive coaches, managers considering introducing a new and better coaching culture for their staff, and for those just starting out on their coaching journey.
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.
A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left? What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer? Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing? Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders? Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance? The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves.
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.
Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns... with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities
Successful management and leadership of teams is a top business priority. This guide to team development gives team leaders and coaches advice on: joining teams and being a successful team player; leading teams to enhanced performance; understanding the role and skill set of the professional team coach; and, more.
A Practical Guide to Organizational Transformation
Author: Michael A. West
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book gives managers and consultants practical guidance on how to build organizations that are structured around effective teamworking. This text focuses on how to build organizations that are structured around teams. Ideal for managers or consultants who are introducing team-based working into organizations. Examines the psychological and social processes that can facilitate or obstruct successful teamwork. Each chapter contains aims, activities, support materials and tools. Support materials can also be downloaded from an accompanying website. Based on evidence gathered by the authors over 20 years of practical management experience, research in organizations, and consultancy.
Daniel Meier shows you how to use the positive power of Solutions Focus to work with teams in business and organisations. Meets the needs of meets the needs of both the experienced coach and the manager looking for practical steps. Applying the positive power of Solutions Focus to working with teams, Daniel Meier shows you how to: Apply Solutions Focus methods with groups and teams Choose and use the eight steps of the SolutionCircle Become an effective team coach - as a manager or external resource Engage team members in finding useful action steps Use challenges and difficulties in the team to build progress.
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.
Decision science offers powerful insights and techniques that help people make better decisions to improve business and society. This new volume brings together the peer-reviewed papers that have been chosen as the "best of the best" by the field's leading organization, the Decision Sciences Institute. These papers, authored by respected decision science researchers and academics from around the world, will be presented at DSI's 45th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida in November 2014. The first book of papers ever assembled by DSI, this volume describes recent methods and approaches in the decision sciences, with a special focus on how accelerating technological innovation is driving change in the ways organizations and individuals make decisions. These papers offer actionable insights for decision-makers of all kinds, in business, public policy, non-profit organizations, and beyond. They also point to new research directions for academic researchers in decision science worldwide.
This book is filled with the concepts, ideas, and practical suggestions that are needed for any manager to have at hand if he or she is a member or creator of a committee, team, task-force, or any other activity involving collaboration among several people. The ideas are proven by several decades of experience and well-supported in the text with numerous examples.
Coaching is vital to developing talent in organizations, and it is an essential capability of effective leaders. The CCL Handbook of Coaching is based on a philosophy of leadership development that the Center for Creative Leadership has honed over thirty years with rigorous research and with long, rich experience in the practice of leadership coaching. The book uses a coaching framework to give a compass to leaders who are called to coach as a means of building sustainability and boosting performance in their organizations. The book explores the special considerations that leader coaches need to account for when coaching across differences and in special circumstances, describes advanced coaching techniques, and examines the systemic issues that arise when coaching moves from a one-to-one relationship to a developmental culture that embraces entire organizations.
The fun and easy way to coach youth hockey – no experience required! Hockey is growing in leaps and bounds around the world, but the demand for qualified coaches far outstrips availability. Moms and dads are being recruited to step in and assume the role of coach even with nothing more than feigned interest for credentials. Coaching Hockey For Dummies is ideally suited to meet these growing needs: its message is clear, the information thorough and user friendly, and it brings along a great attitude. For anyone new to coaching, Coaching Hockey For Dummies will provide an invaluable reference. Unlike other coaching books, which only cover what happens on the ice, Coaching Hockey For Dummies covers every aspect of hockey coaching, from what equipment a coach needs, to holding player-parent meetings, to the perfect drills to develop individual and team skills.