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Coaching

How sure are you that you are Coaching your team rather than strongly encouraging them to do things your way? Check out Myles Downey’s spectrum of Coaching and see where you fit. Now ask your team where you fit. Read on if you need some tools to help you coach.

Coaching at the first level requires nothing more than great questioning and listening skills.  Need some advice on that? Keep an eye out for next months blog that takes us back to basics on questioning and listening skills. We gave you some models including the GROW model and the Perceptual Positions Model in our June Newsletter. Here are two more models for you to try to allow you to continue to grow your coaching skills (excuse the pun).  

Well-Formed Outcomes

A well-formed outcome is a term originating in neuro-linguistic programming for an outcome one wishes to achieve, ...

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Building High Performance Teams

Successful teams all give themselves the time to learn to be a team.” (Katzenbach and Smith, 2001) Whether you are a team member or a team leader you have a role in building your team to high performance.

Tannenbaum and Schmidt (1958)

In 1958 Tannenbaum and Schmidt gave us a continuum that is a simple model of leadership theory which shows the relationship between the level of freedom that a manager chooses to give to a team, and the level of authority used by the manager. You can see that as the team's freedom is increased, the manager's authority decreases. This is a positive way for both teams and managers to develop. This is a useful continuum for us to explore

if we are a team member or a leader. How much freedom are we taking as a team member? How much freedom are we encouraging as a leader? It would be interesting to gain your whole teams view on this and discuss everyone’s viewpoint.

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