TALKING TEAMS: THE VITAL ROLE OF LEADERSHIP

Successful team coaching relies on a number of proven factors but if the team’s leaders lack focus, your work may collapse. Georgina Woudstra explains When I first started coaching teams I was very specific about the ingredients needed for it to be effective: clear purpose, collective goals, agreed norms, good understanding of each other and […]

TALKING TEAMS: IS YOUR TEAM COACH-READY?

Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching. This issue: two frameworks to gauge team readiness Imagine this scenario: you get a call from Sue, the HR director of a firm whose managing director has asked her to find a coach for his team. The team has 14 members, comprising […]

TALKING TEAMS: THE ROLE OF THE TEAM COACH

Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching. This issue: are you clear on your role? In our first Talking Teams, we looked at ‘What makes a team?’ (vol 12.6) and in the second, ‘What is team coaching?’ (vol 13.1). Answering these questions for ourselves is critically important to working […]

TALKING TEAMS: WHAT IS TEAM COACHING?

This new column by Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching In the 22 years since the International Coach Federation was founded, individual coaching has become robustly defined, grounded on a clear ethos and core coaching competencies. Organisations around the world have created schools based on this grounding, often […]

TALKING TEAMS: SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

This new column by Georgina Woudstra seeks to stimulate thinking around the growing landscape of team coaching There is a growing need for team coaching. The 6th Ridler Report (www.Ridlerandco.com) forecasts that 76% of organisations expect to increase their use of team coaching over the next two years. Yet it is still in its infancy […]