“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 ...