What to Ask When Choosing a Team Coach

My last blog post described the difference between Team Building and Team Coaching. So, now that you’ve decided that Team Coaching is right approach for you and your team, how do you go about choosing a great coach to partner with you? A frankly unnerving task and the risk is high! Here are some recommended…

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Distinguishing Team Coaching from Team Building

OK…so this image is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek metaphor for what team building sessions can become.  No disrespect intended.  I have led many a Team Building experience, which resulted in exactly what the client hoped to achieve. Team Building often involves a one-off shared experience away from the regular work environment.  The goal?  Typically…

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Getting The Issue Out In Front

What’s a relationship without an issue?! Relationships within our work teams; relationships with our customers and suppliers; relationships with our managers; and of course, our relationships in our personal lives all encounter issues. When we boil it down, we often end up pointing to a “lack of communication” as the source of the problem. And…

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In A Great Team, Everybody Leads

We often think of “leadership” in the sense of “managing, directing or making approval decisions.” But think of the times when you’ve been part of a team and a break-through idea came from an individual with a curious twist on how to solve the problem. This fresh perspective can spark an idea that others then…

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How is Your Intent Aligned with Your Impact?

“But I didn’t mean to hurt him!” Those of us who are parents have heard our children use these words all too often in the midst of rousing horseplay. Inevitably we respond with something like, “Of course you didn’t, but you still need to say you’re sorry”. With our children, we try to convey the…

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