Team Executive Coaching
Organizations around the world are using teams to improve productivity and performance. Building and managing teams can present many advantages and yield extraordinary results for the organization and its stakeholders. But, just because a group of people is labeled "team" does not make it one. Intentional investment in the team is the only real short cut to high performance and a team coach will make sure your investment is maximized to your team’s fullest advantage. Solid team coaching provides a team the ability to see itself in action, identify patterns, attitudes and behaviors that make the team successful, and those that detract from high performance. And, it’s done in the course of real meetings, so you can make progress on your initiative while your team makes progress on its performance.
What is the difference between Team Building and Team Development?
Team coaching focuses on team development, rather than team building. There’s a difference. In team development, the team is doing actual work with the coach present. The coach intervenes appropriately to build awareness, support the team’s growth and improve performance in real time. Team building involves team members in common experiences as a way of building trust, communication, etc. Team building is often a component of team development but is not a substitute for team development.
Would My Team Benefit From a Team Coach?
How would your team describe its effectiveness? How would you like to describe it? Team coaching is the answer for your team if you are collectively ready to be your own "dream team." You know--the kind of team against which you will judge all other team experiences in your career. Those teams don’t just happen on their own--they must be developed.
What is the Team Coaching Process?
Since a team is essentially individuals functioning together, we start by helping the team members understand themselves as leaders and contributors to the team. All team members experience learning from The Leadership Circle Profile©. Though this work is done privately, it ultimately fast tracks the whole team’s success. Then, we’ll get to know what the team wants to achieve and chart a path to achieve it. The path includes the basics like goals, roles, purpose, talent, accountability and trust, and it also includes the forces and dynamics that influence the team either consciously or unconsciously. The first team event is usually two to three days and is a launch towards your dream team. It is followed by periodic time with the coach, usually in one-day boosters doing real work, which helps keep the team on track. Additionally, if the inevitable obstacle creates an unplanned team development opportunity, your coach will be there to help you take full advantage of it.