Definition and context
Leadership Team Coaching helps organizations enhance their teamwork and effectiveness to achieve their performance goals.
As Leadership Team Coaches, we are called on to do the following:
- Enhance teamwork, team effectiveness, and performance.
- Instill trust and engagement between team members.
- Align the organization’s vision, mission, values, and strategy since most have forgotten them or don’t buy into them, or worse, don’t understand their relevance.
- Mediate dissention between members and deal with conflict.
- Help adapt to a multicultural team.
Why is Leadership Team Coaching important?
Team leaders often try many angles to pull the team together and because they’re so involved, they miss some obvious dynamics.
“We all need each other” a Team Leader said after working with his team for a few months. While we don’t win awards for coming up with such platitudes, in that moment it resonated. We could all feel that “click”; we all recognized the moment that positively kickstarted the team effectiveness journey!
At its core, the benefits of Leadership Team Coaching are communicating, understanding each other, accepting our skills and differences, and yes, we all need each other. When the team comes to a similar realization, this paves the way for instilling trust, engaging more, and winning as a team, rather than as individuals.
As companies are under pressure to perform, a frequent question is how long does it take? There’s no simple answer. It’s not telling you to take two pain pills and call in the morning if you’re not feeling better.
If the team is dealing with conflict, a lack of accountability or lack of performance due to incongruent goals, a two-day team effectiveness outing will have limited success. Team issues normally have deep roots. And we are creatures of habit. We may feel good for two days only to come back to work with the same habits.
Brené Brown, author of Dare to Lead, said,
“Leaders must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behavior.”
Now, Brené is not a Team Coach but the time she suggests dealing with fears and feeling applies to Leadership Team Coaching as well.
There are different methodologies to properly lead a team through a successful coaching journey. We have multiple tools to address team leadership issues given your team culture, budget, and constraints. At Renaud, we are trained in and have successfully implemented the following team coaching methodologies:
- Peter Hawkins’ Systemic Team Coaching where stakeholders are at the center of focus therefore enhancing the team’s effort.
- The Team Diagnostic Survey, a framework that identifies the six conditions that can be designed into a team and that, together, create an environment where great teamwork will emerge.
- The Patrick Lencioni Model
- Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™), an innovative and powerful coaching modelbased on Relationship Systems Intelligence.
While no two team effectiveness journeys are identical, there are some logical steps:
- The Team Coach meets with the Team Leader to assess the needs.
- The Coach then interviews the team.
- After the interviews, the Coach briefs the Team Leader on their findings.
- The process beings using the recommended methodology.
- In addition to half-day or full-day sessions, the Team Coach may participate in team meetings to ensure that the team is honoring commitments made.
Like any significant undertaking, Leadership Team Coaching is an investment.
Call us to discuss how we can help you drive high performance and effectiveness in your leadership team using some of the best practices on the market.
MEET THE TEAM
Organizational Psychologist & Managing Partner
Maria is an integral part of the Paul Renaud Leadership Team Coaching solutions acting as consultant and project manager. Her unique skills in Organizational Psychology lend themselves well when working with teams to improve team effectiveness.
Maria equally is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in media productions and was Lifestyle director with magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Beau Monde, Burda, Eve or Psychology. As a Media Producer & Artistic Director she has worked with teams of well-known brands, on the local and international market. Maria brings great EQ, empathy and has been instrumental in picking up what is not being said in a room to help teams prosper. Maria’s hobbies include travel, History of art and History.
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