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TEAM COACHING: CLAIMING AND LETTING GO

Presence is a tricky problem for team coaches, notes Erik de Haan. You want to help the team reflect, but you also want it to be in charge   Obviously, as a team coach you want to help a team to reflect more deeply, to innovate and become stronger at addressing and resolving issues. Team […]

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TALKING TEAMS: DIVERGENT THINKING

Team coaches must enquire in order to be practitioners of transformative enquiry, suggests Allard de Jong, Georgina Woudstra’s guest writer this issue   Please allow me to suggest another way of speaking about what we do as team coaches. Not because I’m naïve enough to think that I will change the way a billion dollar […]

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THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION: A PROFILE OF TIM DENCH

Working hard, having fun and remaining curious have been the guiding principles of Tim Dench’s career. They’ve helped him take coaching and mentoring from a small pilot at Euroclear to a successful company-wide initiative across 11 countries. Liz Hall reports   Eight or so years ago, Tim Dench, Euroclear’s head of coaching and mentoring, was […]

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TALKING TEAMS: PREPARATIONS FOR A JOURNEY

Team coaches cannot turn around dysfunctional teams in a day. It takes longer and the path to it is just as important. Georgina Woudstra offers 10 waypoints Individual coaching is often described as a journey. There’s a start, a middle and an end and they each emerge through regular sessions and the passing of time. […]

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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 […]

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PULLING TOGETHER

Team coaching helped one council team become more goal-focused, more cohesive and more reflective, with greater organisational confidence in its ability to lead with the future in mind. Georgina Woudstra reports I was brought in to coach the senior leadership board by a council CEO who’d been in post for one year. His view was […]

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TRIED AND TESTED: THE ‘PERILLS’ OF COACHING

David Clutterbuck shares PERILL: a pragmatic model of team function and dysfunction for use in team coaching Over the past 10 years, I have introduced a stream of trainee team coaches across the world to two models in particular: Lencioni’s (2002) and Hawkins’ (2011). In their feedback and presentations on practice, it’s clear that clients and […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: DREAM TEAMS

Team coaching is on the rise. But is it all adoption rather than adaptation? And who is leading the demand – coaches or their clients? In this indepth report, Liz Hall examines the state of play in team coaching applications 2018 may well turn out to be the year team coaching truly took off. Increasing […]

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RESEARCH MATTERS: TEAM COACHING – TRIALS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Judie Gannon and Sue Fontannaz from the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University reflect on the academic and practitioner debates around team coaching While team coaching continues to receive more attention in the practitioner media, the empirical evidence for this area of coaching remains relatively thin. Team coaching is […]

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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 […]

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