“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” - Patrick Lencioni, 2002
The performance and effectiveness of teams are a major consideration for most organisations today. However, organisations often take teaming for granted, putting leadership teams together without the appropriate support being made available. Our experience of coaching leadership teams over the past 12 years has shown us the importance and effectiveness of a team coaching development intervention in unlocking the potential of a senior team.
We distinguish team coaching from other team development methods through the identification of four themes. These are that team coaching takes place in the team’s business context; it is focused on enhancing business performance; it deals with emotional intelligence; and is a long-term development intervention.
Our research has also shown us that team coaching is complex and as a result is not widely utilised within UK organisations. Similar to the debate of coaching vs mentoring, team coaching is not consistently defined or understood.
In view of this context, we are pleased to offer you a place on our next free webinar: 'Coaching Teams'. This webinar will be delivered by our partner Chris Sheepshanks and during this session he will provide you with an introduction to this field of work. This will include an outline of some of the key approaches and models we use to deliver an effective team coaching intervention. This session will be of interest to leaders and coaches interested in moving into working with groups and teams.
- To develop an understanding of the application of coaching skills to teams
- To understand the complexities in coaching teams
- To provide an introduction to a variety of tools and strategies to effectively coach teams.