Tried and Tested Tools and Resources for Optimum Coaching Results
Author: Jennifer J. Britton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Group coaching is rapidly becoming the preferred coaching option for businesses and individuals. Effective Group Coaching is a practical, resource rich, hands-on guide for the group coaching facilitator in one of the fastest growing new disciplines. Organizations, community groups and individuals are discovering that group coaching is an exciting and sustainable model and process for learning and growth. Written for internal and external coaches, HR professionals, trainers and facilitators wanting to expand their work into this area, this book provides tested methodologies and tools and tips. Both new and seasoned coaches will find the book a practical roadmap and go-to guide when designing, implementing and marketing their own group coaching programs. Case studies highlight how group coaching programs are being delivered globally through corporate and public prgrams, virtually and in person. Also, the author's dedicated web site offers resources and articles available for downloading.
A Practical Guide to Optimizing Collective Talent in Any Organization
Author: Ro Gorell
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Group Coaching is everything you need to run successful coaching sessions effectively. Based on 20 years of HR, consulting and practical coaching experience, this book offers tools, tips, ideas, different perspectives and easy-to-use templates. Group coaching on its own is a powerful tool and when linked to your talent strategy becomes the means to optimize collective talent in any organization.
Group and Team Coaching offers a new perspective on the ‘secret life of groups’, the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate in groups and teams. Updated with new research and including a wealth of vignettes and case studies, it will be essential reading for coaches who work with groups and teams as well as leaders commissioning coaching; the second edition features new guidance for leaders and managers, an updated introduction and new expanded practical sections on working with teams, working on the phone, and supervising and being supervised. The author uses key concepts from psychology, group analysis and systems theory as well as her own extensive experience to give practical advice, including: The invisible processes of group dynamics Pitfalls of team coaching and how to avoid them How to design coaching interventions Common dilemmas Ethics and supervision.
"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
My favorite coach is John Wooden. During his time coaching college basketball with the UCLA Bruins, Wooden won ten NCAA titles, including seven in a row from 1967 to 1973. His UCLA teams also had a record winning streak of eighty-eight games, four perfect 30-0 seasons, and won thirty-eight straight games in NCAA Tournaments. Yet, Wooden wasn't overly focused on winning basketball games. He was more concerned about building character in his players. He stimulated his players to be successful in their school studies, attitudes, and behavior, ultimately resulted in success on the basketball court. And Wooden lived the life that he asked his players to follow. Wooden was an amazing coach because he built into the lives of his players and developed their character. Coaching small group leaders has similar characteristics. The goal of Christian coaches is to move people toward Jesus Christ. The Christian coach strives to lead people forward to conformity with Jesus Christ, knowing that the ultimate crown is the one that will last forever (1 Corinthians 9:25). While Christ-like character is most important, a small group coach also equips leaders with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to develop themselves and become more effective in small group ministry. A cell coach encourages, nourishes, and challenges cell leaders to grow and multiply their cell groups. The word coach is descriptive of the role a person plays as he or she supports cell leaders under his or her care. It is not a sacred term. In fact, churches use many terms to identify the role played by the cell group coach: supervisor, section leader, G-12 leader, cell overseer, cell sponsor, even L (which is the roman numeral for 50). This book provides step by step instructions on how to coach a small group leader from the initial stages of leading the group all the way to giving birth to a new one. Those who have never coached before will receive clear information on how to take the small group leader to the next level. And someone who is already coaching a small group leader will also find the eight lessons in this book invaluable to empower others to lead fruitful groups. I have another, more-in-depth book on coaching called How to be a Great Cell Group Coach. Some of the same concepts are covered in both books, but the major difference is that this book is a hands-on-training manual to prepare someone to be a coach of small group leaders. My other book How to be a Great Cell Group Coach would be a great reference manual to use alongside this book.
Achieving Practical Results Through Effective Engagement
Author: Peter J. A. Shaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The aim of this book is primarily to enable those wanting to invest in coaching to be able to do so in the most effective way whether they are doing this as an organisation or as an individual. It illustrates the impact coaching can have and identifies changes in leadership and management demands and expectations. We consider what a coachee gets out of coaching, different formats for coaching and its potential value at Board level, including for the Chief Executive Officer, and for other individuals or groups such as new recruits or those who have just been promoted. We look at the difference between coaching and mentoring and the potential benefits that both can have, especially in combination. We look at how coaching programmes can be introduced effectively and how a leader might introduce coaching in their organisation. We address the international dimension with many organisations looking to ensure that leadership is based on similar values throughout its global reach. This book is unashamedly about business coaching. Quality coaching engagement will impact into an individual's wider life priorities and use of time and energy. But the effective delivery of business priorities has to be at the basis of introducing business coaching. Chapter headings: Effective Engagement The Impact Coaching Can Have Coaching in Context: Changes in Leadership and Management Demands and Expectations What Makes a Good Coach What a Coachee Gets Out of Engaging with Coaching Different Formats for Coaching Coaching and the Chief Executive Different Focuses of Individual Coaching The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring Meeting Business Priorities Introducing Coaching Programmes in a Whole Organisation Running Coaching in Your Organisation The International Dimension
This text in ABL's new Educational Leadership series from Peabody College, shows students how to develop effective and highly functioning groups that will enhance school effectiveness. The text was developed by the leading scholars in educational leadership as part of a series from one of the leading Schools of Education in the world. It has a strong basis in current research, and easy-to-use, intuitive features, and strikes an effective balance between the informational and the pedagogical. It is perfectly suited to courses in education communications, psychology, business, and public administration. The case studies and interactive pedagogy make this a very practical text.
These activities provide stimulating exercises, realistic case studies, and creative role-plays that will enable your managers and supervisors to sharpen their skills in several key coaching roles - as team leader, facilitator, counselor, and director. Each fully reproducible activity is organized in a user-friendly format with detailed trainer's notes, clear objectives, and suggested variations for customizing the activity to meet your group's needs. Training Objectives: Introduce mentoring concepts and peer guidance techniques; Develop skills to express performance improvement goals clearly; Create open, trusting relationships; Refine managers' skills in providing constructive feedback Training Methods: Team games; Group discussions; Icebreakers; Role-plays; Questionnaires and written exercises Time Guidelines: 34 activities take 1 hour or less; 6 activities take between 1 and 2 hours
Take your program for English learners to the next level and learn to effectively implement the SIOP® Model with the guidance of Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short! “This book is an answer to so many of the questions that teachers have about how to enhance their teaching. This book is a welcome addition to our program and would be one of those books that teachers would keep and use for a long time.” —Julia S. Austin, University of Alabama at Birmingham Trusted by more than 350,000 educators, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP ® ) Model provides the key to best practices for teaching English learners. Now, in response to the overwhelming success of the SIOP ® Model, the renowned author team has crafted a fresh, indispensable resource for educators, Implementing the SIOP ® Model through Effective Professional Development and Coaching.This bookempowers teachers, professional development coordinators, coaches, and administrators with complete access to the “how” and “why” of the SIOP ® Model—from getting started to sustaining the program—all in one place to meet your professional development and coaching needs. Guidance every educator can use! Voices from the Field: Educators from sixteen U.S. school districts share their stories about the challenges and the successes in meeting the needs of their ELLs. Their suggestions include school and district-level SIOP ® implementation strategies for success. Models of SIOP ® Implementation: There is no one-size-fits-all approach; the authors offer a variety of models of implementation so you can find one that most closely matches your own school or district context. Coaching Do's and Don'ts: Current SIOP ® coaches tell how they have set up coaching programs and formed SIOP ® teams at their schools, and discuss what expertise SIOP ® coaches need and how their responsibilities may differ from those of other coaches. Classroom Implementation of the SIOP ® Model: Classroom teachers have the greatest responsibility for providing effective and appropriate instruction. This book offers specific recommendations for creating SIOP ® -based classrooms that truly promote academic literacy and content learning. Implementation Tools: You will find a wealth of resources from sample agendas for SIOP ® staff development and classroom observation checklists to lesson plan forms, self-assessment tools, and coaching tips—all to help you successfully implement the SIOP ® Model.
This edited text provides an international perspective on leadership and management roles and their relationship to improvement within educational institutions. The interactions of educational institutions are examined at local, national and global levels with case studies and examples being drawn from many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Two main themes are explored. The first is the move to site based management for educational institutions, linked to improvement. The second investigates the idea of learning for all and explores the ways in which leadership and management can contribute towards the development and enhancement of student learning, staff development and institutional growth. The authors, who are mainly drawn from the Institute of Education, University of London, make full use of the whole range of international literature relating to educational leadership, management and administration providing a textbook for masters-level students.
An examination of how literacy coaching can improve instructional practice. This work offers research-based strategies that can be used to create the professional and dynamic relationships needed for successful teacher - coach collaborations.