Group and Team Coaching
Author: Christine Thornton
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. Christine Thornton 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.
Group and Team Coaching
Author: Christine Thornton
This book offers a new perspective on the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate with each other in groups. Describing these processes in the context of modern organisational life, it provides practical advice about how to do group and team coaching. Introducing key concepts from psychology, group analysis and systems theory, Group and Team Coaching gives practical guidance on core areas of group coaching: team coaching, group supervision, action learning sets and other learning groups. Casting new light on the ‘secret life’ of groups and teams, it discusses: the invisible processes of group dynamics pitfalls of group coaching and how to avoid them how to design coaching interventions common dilemmas ethics and supervision With many vignettes and case studies, Group and Team Coaching is essential reading for coaches who work with groups and teams.
Leadership Team Coaching
Author: Peter Hawkins
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Organizations are most effective when the teams responsible for their success function to the best of their ability. When the relationships within the team work well and all members have a clear focus, the team is able to achieve goals more easily. Leadership Team Coaching is a roadmap for those who have the responsibility of developing a leadership team. It provides a thorough explanation of the key elements of team coaching and is filled with practical tools and techniques to facilitate optimum performance across virtual teams, international teams, executive boards and other teams. The fully updated 3rd edition of Leadership Team Coaching brings together the latest research in leadership teams and team coaching along with numerous examples to illustrate how to develop people from disparate groups into a high-performing team. With new international case studies throughout as well as a new chapter on systemic coaching, the book covers the five disciplines of team performance, how to select team members, how the relationship of the coach and the team develops through stages, how CEOs can foster effective teams with shared leadership, how to choose the best team coach and more to facilitate effective leadership teams.
"High Performance Team Coaching (HPTC) is a fantastic resource and a 'must read' for all Team Leaders and Coaches. The authors demystify the concepts of creating and sustaining high performance teams and how to lead and coach them. Built upon solid research and investigation along with practical and relevant action steps, it is a resource that will help move your team from average or good, to high performance in any context." - Lillas Marie Hatala and Richard Hatala, Co-authors of Integrative Leadership: Building a Foundation for Personal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Success "With a combination of systematic field research and an intense scrutiny of the literature, Peters and Carr have developed a system of high performance team coaching that is fit-for-purpose and accessible for practitioners but with an appropriate and transparent evidence base. It provides the framework and underpinning that will allow this much needed [team coaching] modality to achieve its potential." - Dr. Annette Fillery-Travis, M/DProf Programme Coordinator, Middlesex University Member of the Steering Group of the International Centre for the Study of Coaching "High Performance Team Coaching advances the field of coaching by filling the gap for a practical, yet thoroughly evidence-based model to guide team coaching practice. Drawing on the authors' considerable experience and their recent empirical research this clearly written, well-documented text provides actionable guidelines and practical strategies for working with teams and makes a genuine and important contribution to the field." - Dr. Elaine Cox, Editor: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring Director of Postgraduate Coaching & Mentoring Programmes, Oxford Brookes University
Author: Ginger Cockerham, MCC
My longtime colleague Ginger Cockerham has provided a must-have/must-read blueprint for all coaches who want to launch and thrive in a group coaching practice. Even those considering their options would do well to consult this step-by-step model, complete with a rich set of examples and case studies. It’s all here, presented with a clear and engaging approach. —JUDY FELD, MCC, MS, AUTHOR OF SMARTMATCH ALLIANCES, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION, COFOUNDER, EXECUTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL COACHING PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS Ginger is the definitive expert and master of this realm of coaching. Her book reflects her commitment to learning, impact, and excellence in group coaching. —GARRY SCHLEIFER, PCC, ICF VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER AND CEO, CHOICE THE MAGAZINE OF PROFESSIONAL COACHING Ginger has designed a clear blueprint for enrolling and coaching groups of like-minded or positioned people. When I reviewed the manuscript I thought aloud, “I wish I had written this!” —DARELYN DJ MITSCH, MCC, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION, AND AUTHOR OF TEAM ADVANTAGE, THE COMPLETE COACHING GUIDE FOR TEAM TRANSFORMATION, PFEIFFER/WILEY 2010 Ginger has done a magnificent job in creating a practical and up-to-date approach to successfully coaching groups. Not only has she provided excellent tools, but she also shares case studies that bring the tools to life. This book is a must-have for anyone that is considering coaching groups. —PAMELA RICHARDE, MCC, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING, COACHINC.COM, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION When it comes to group coaching, Ginger Cockerham is the master. She knows the powerful formula for turning a group of people into big results. In her new book, Group Coaching: A Comprehensive Blueprint, you can tap into this magic formula for your own coaching groups” —KAY CANNON, MBA, MCC, PAST PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION If you want to be a great coach either in private practice or as a team leader in an organization, then you must study and live this book on group coaching by Coach Ginger. With this book you will learn, step-by-step, how to create vibrant winning environments for people through the group coaching experience. With these tools you will attract the right players to your team, create a deep sense of community and provide a forum for shared wisdom, full self-expression, and extraordinary results. Read it. Live it. Share it. —COACH DAVE BUCK, MBA, MCC, CEO COACHVILLE AND LIFEVILLE Whether you want to become a coach or just want to improve your coaching skills, Group Coaching can help you create a successful and sustainable business helping individuals, companies, and organizations achieve their objectives. Ginger Cockerham, an executive coach with an international group coaching business, shares how to build and hone your coaching skills. You’ll learn • differences between group coaching and traditional methods of leading and facilitating; • skills, tools, and processes for developing and enhancing your expertise; • marketing strategies to attract ongoing groups to coach. As you explore multiple group coaching case studies and models from experienced coaches and coach teams, you’ll discover how to create an environment of collaboration. This, in turn, helps your clients enhance their creativity and success. Get insider information on what works well and what to avoid in group coaching with this detailed guidebook. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to excel as a coach with Group Coaching: A Comprehensive Blueprint.
Author: Jaap Hollander
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
A fresh wind is blowing through the worlds of coaching and psychotherapy! Provocative coaching: a unique new cocktail of humour, warmth and psychological provocation. Coaches and therapists everywhere are throwing off the shackles of humming and nodding! Not only can provocative coaching be highly effective - especially with the so called 'impossible' clients - but it liberates professionals as well as their clients!
Traditional approaches to coaching fail to account for the way organizations really work. Attempts to enhance leadership capability one person at a time, through private one-to-one coaching sessions, are unlikely to succeed by themselves. Coaching in Three Dimensions: Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World offers a more connected, systemic approach, aligning coaching with the realities and challenges of organizations operating in an ever more complex world. Coaching in Three Dimensions is structured around a central model: the three dimensions of coaching. Using stories and case studies, the book enables readers to: Consider their current and desired approach to coaching: is it traditional, dialogic, or systemic? Identify which areas of practice they work in and wish to work in: one-to-one coaching, group/team coaching, and/or organizational coaching? Think about stretching their development as a coach in terms of competence, capability, and perspective: how do you enhance your capacity to manage the challenges of increasing complexity? The book explains complexity using simple language and easy-to-recognize examples, and suggests pragmatic approaches going forwards. Coaches will learn how to expand their scope and impact, and to navigate the new and difficult challenges posed by contemporary businesses. Clients wishing to use coaching in complex change work will learn what to look out for in prospective coaches and how to best deploy them in their organizations. Coaching in Three Dimensions will appeal greatly to all coaches, including those working with organisations, students and those in training, as well as HR and OD professionals and senior leaders.
Systemic Coaching and Constellations offers a refreshingly uncomplicated path into a potentially complex subject, demonstrating how this approach can provide access to systems and deliver enduring benefits for coaching clients. This new edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the principles that sustain systems, real world descriptions of what systemic coaching is and how it can be useful as well as a step-by-step guide to integrating the principles and practices into coaching. Highly practical, Systemic Coaching and Constellations includes a wide range of exercises for application with individuals and teams. It also includes a brand new chapter on Belonging, fully updated case studies from coaches who have taken part in John's trainings, a joint ICF/EMCC constellation workshop and examples from coaches around the world, including Australia, Mexico, France, Spain, US and the Netherlands. Whether used in an initial selection meeting or to underpin all your coaching conversations and interventions, Systemic Coaching and Constellations offers an accessible, practical starting point to transform your coaching practice.
The Discipline of Teams
Author: Jon R. Katzenbach, Douglas K. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An essential guide for any small group that must deliver team performance. With the demand for project-oriented work and faster, more nimble responses, successful small-group performance is more crucial than ever. Katzenbach and Smith, authors of the international bestseller The Wisdom of Teams, have again joined forces, revealing how to implement the disciplines, frameworks, tools, and techniques required for team- and small-group performance. Combining their insights and practical strategies, they offer concepts and pragmatic, doable exercises for team leaders and team members to deliver results. Hot topics covered include: why small-group performance demands expertise at two disciplines, team level and leader level, instead of one; virtual teams; and global teams. This book combines practical exercises with cutting-edge insights, and both authors are authorities on the subject. Attend a featured author workshop at the 13th International Conference on Work Teams: Collaborating for Competitive Advantage, September 23-25, 2002, in Dallas, TX. For information, contact the Center for the Study of Work Teams at 940 565 3096 or visit them online at www.workteams.unt.edu.
Reading the Room
Author: David Kantor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for Reading the Room "If you believe, as I do, that tackling our toughest problems in organizations and societies will require significant advances in the human domain of how we think and interact, then you will find this book a wonderful resource for a healthier future."—Peter Senge, senior lecturer, leadership and sustainability, MIT Sloan School of Management; and founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) "A must-read for anyone truly interested in gaining access to and managing their own actions/behavior as well as all those we work with, live with, and interact with. It will shift the way you, others, and the world occur for you."—Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, emeritus, Harvard Business School "David Kantor is one of the very few master innovators and theorists in organizational leadership. In this combined story and practice guide, Kantor helps leaders see the hidden dynamics of the groups they lead, and the personal and social factors that shape their relationships with those groups." —Art Kleiner, editor in chief, strategy+business "Kantor addresses the fundamental issue that leaders are surprisingly inept in conversation and in managing groups. Leaders and managers at all levels should be learning these concepts in order to improve their own ability to analyze what is going on and react appropriately."—Edgar H. Schein, professor emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management; and author, Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help "An exceptional book in the true sense of the word. It stands alone in its grasp of what it takes to succeed as a leader. It's not simply about mastering the five forces, milking cash cows, accelerating experience curves, or even spurring disruptive innovation. It's about reading the room. Leaders who gain mastery of what David Kantor has to teach in this book will achieve true success, not just as leaders, but as people." —Diana M. Smith, chief executive partner, New Profit Inc.; and author, The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations "There are only a few wise masters in the world when it comes to any real understanding of leader-ship, and even fewer who share their secrets. David Kantor is one of them, and in Reading the Room we have brilliantly laid out before us both a unique lens and a highly practical method that will change for good the way you lead, and more, the way you think. Not to be missed!" —William Isaacs, author, Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together; and senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
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.
Organizations are increasingly complex, requiring flexibility to implement significant, rapid change that goes beyond the ability of an individual leader or CEO. A high-performing and cohesive leadership team is critical for success. Leadership Team Coaching in Practice presents enlightening case studies on how leadership team coaching techniques have been applied internationally across a variety of team types and industries, including professional services, pharmaceuticals, airlines, healthcare and finance. With expert contributions from chief executives, team coaches, team leaders and consultants, this practical guide illustrates best practice tailored to the needs of each organization. This fully updated 2nd edition of Leadership Team Coaching in Practice includes new case studies and addresses hot topics in systemic leadership coaching theory. Answering questions such as how do you get the most from working across multiple teams? how should inter-team coaching be approached? and how do you coach millennials and tech start-ups?, it helps foster collective transformational leadership, whatever the business sector and type of team. Ideal for executive coaches, organizational development consultants (OD), HR leaders and aspiring managers, it shows how to develop leadership teams that can implement strategic change effectively and sustain competitive advantage.
Author: Michael A. West
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Updated to reflect the latest research evidence, the third edition of Effective Teamwork provides business managers with the necessary guidance and tools to build and maintain effective teamwork strategies. A new edition of a bestselling book on teamwork from an acknowledged leader in the field Offers a unique integration of rigorous research with practical guidance to develop effective leadership teams Features new chapters on virtual teams and top management teams, plus contemporary themes of ethics and values Utilizes research based on positive psychology techniques
There is an I in Team
Author: Mark de Rond
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Combining the latest social and psychological research with stories from world-class sports teams and high performance athletes, the book tests many of our most popular notions about teams and teaches a new way to view team potential as a path to business advantage.
Author: Michael K. Simpson
Publisher: Grand Harbor Pub
Provides a guide for executives seeking to coach and motivate their employees, explaining how to encourage and develop the talents of their staff to increase productivity, profitability, loyalty, and customer focus.