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Coaching the Team at Work by David Clutterbuck

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CHAPTER FIVEManaging team coaching

“If coaching individuals has its difficulties and complexities, then these are multiplied when coaching teams.” I Myles Downey, Effective Coaching1

This chapter has no core theme, but it does have a core rationale. The effective team coach needs to be able to respond appropriately and often without much time for preparation to a whole range of issues. This is not an easy role for someone who has trouble thinking on their feet.

The areas I have selected as being of particular value and importance fall into three broad categories: managing interpersonal dynamics, temporal issues and managing key processes.

Managing interpersonal dynamics is about helping the team develop the internal capability to surface and ...

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