Posts Tagged: leadership strategies

3 Essentials for the Leader Coach – 2 – Challenge and Support

  Last week we looked at the importance of Trust and a Strong Relationship  for Leaders who want to coach effectively. Essential Number 2 This week we are going to focus on the importance of challenge and support. In my experience, challenge and support (and challenge WITH support) are essential to good coaching.  Coaching is… Read more »

Ten Truths for Leaders who Coach

A coaching approach is simply a focused conversation which helps your team member to grow in confidence and competence; take purposeful action and continually improve.’ Here are ten truths about coaching and what it is there to do:

Coaching in the real world – WHAT WORKS NOW

    Getting everything done with fewer and fewer resources and limited time in challenging circumstances… this is a common theme with almost every leader I know.  Many of you will have read in previous blog posts about my own challenges dealing with overwhelm and lack of focus and trying to work through them. I’ve learned… Read more »

The Transformational Team – At last!

Over the last few weeks I’ve written about the seriously dysfunctional team, the resistant team, the mediocre team and the high potential team Transformational teams are in the Premier League.  But as we know, it takes work and commitment to stay there. Transformational teams are teams which have worked to develop the self-awareness of the team to a very high… Read more »

The High Potential Team

Over the last few weeks I’ve written about the seriously dysfunctional team, the resistant team and the mediocre team.  This week, we’re going to focus on the High Potential team.  These teams are good teams which recognise they could be better, and have an appetite for the changes which will make them great. These teams have energy and commitment and really want… Read more »

The Mediocre Team – Losing the will to live

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve written about the Seriously Dysfunctional Team and the Resistant Team. This week we’re looking at the Mediocre Team. As Jim Collins famously said… ‘good is the enemy of great’. A team that is good enough but not striving to be better very quickly becomes mediocre. Mediocre teams fear… Read more »

The Resistant Team

Last week I wrote about the Seriously Dysfunctional team and this week we’re looking at the Resistant Team. Resistant teams are not yet in the seriously dysfunctional bracket but are coming close to it. These teams resent what they often see as forced change. The reasons differ: sometimes a new leader is appointed who might have… Read more »

What type of team are you in?

Many of you have asked me to share more information on ‘all things to do with teams’ so over  the next few weeks I would like to share with you our thoughts and experiences of the different types of team that exist in organisations and the behavioural characteristics of each. These descriptions, put together by… Read more »