Team Coaching for Organisational Development Team, Leader, Organisation, Coach and Supervision Perspectives
Working with teams, leading teams and being a member of a team is part of everyday working life for most of us. Through the lens of a team coaching case study, this book considers the development journey of a team and system influences over a three-year period.
Readers are invited to walk in the shoes of the team, the team leader, the organisation, the team coach and the coach’s supervision and support networks, providing a unique insight into team coaching and development that goes beyond the traditional focus on the coach’s perspective. Helen Zink uses her considerable experience as a leadership and team growth coach, and leader to illustrate how team coaching interventions can be combined with other disciplines such as positive psychology, change management and strategic implementation in effective ways. The book takes a pracademic approach, showing how theories, models and best practice are applied to a real case and highlighting both the successes and challenges experienced to offer an example for all those involved in team, leadership and organisational development.
With it widely recognised that collective leadership and teamwork is needed to deal with the rapidly changing environment organisations find themselves in, this is a timely and important resource for coaches, team coaches, coach supervisors, team leaders, team members, organisational development specialists, change managers, academics and consultants.
Section A – Background
Section B - Five Perspectives
4. Team perspective
5. Leader perspective
6. Function and Organisation perspective
7. Coach perspective
8. Supervision and Other Support perspective
Section C – Insights
9. Comparing perspectives – Similarities
10. Comparing perspectives – Differences
11. The future
'Helen Zink provides a fascinating story that shows how team coaching not only transforms the teams relationship to itself but impacts the wider organization and their stakeholders. She helps the reader look at the work through many different perspectives. A great addition to the team coaching literature.'
Professor Peter Hawkins, Ph.D., Chairman of Renewal Associates International, Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Global thought leader and author in Systemic Team Coaching
'Helen Zink offers a unique insight into team coaching in this single case study. By diving deep into a single case, the book is able to offer insights as the team develops over time and also offers multiple perspectives, giving voice to different characters. This is team coaching under the microscope, which gives the reader a richer, deeper and fuller experience of the complexities and intricacies of coaching a team.'
Professor Jonathan Passmore, Ph.D., Director of Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School, UK, and Senior Vice President CoachHub
'This book is courageous, unique, insightful and a must read for anyone interested in teams. It is fascinating to read five different and illuminating viewpoints, told in their own words and to pick up on some of the, at times, unspoken tensions. This "warts and all" story shows honesty, integrity and vulnerability of the author and other contributors, and I applaud, admire and respect the unique scope this affords us as readers.'
Eve Turner, Master Executive Coach, coach supervisor, researcher and author, past chair APECS (Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision), founder of the Global Supervisors’ Network and co-founder Climate Coaching Alliance
'The concept of this book is an interesting one. It offers a multi-dimensional perspective on team coaching over three years using perspectives from different participants…The book offers a comprehensive and unique insight into coaching a team for performance. It applies team coaching theories, models and best practice along with successes, failures and insights gained…This book offers valuable insights, based on a longitudinal case study, of the challenges and rewards of coaching and how HR can have an influence over strategy and make a significant contribution to organisational performance.'
This review is by Lynne Allison, an industrial and organisational psychologist, and was written as part of hrnz.magazine’s - Summer 2023 issue (Volume 28 No 4). Read the full review here: https://issuu.com/hrnz.magazine/docs/hrm-0004_hrnz_magazine_summer_2023_issuu