The Team Coaching Toolkit Book
Question. How do you build a brilliant team?
Answer. Find the right tools to set the dynamics right at the start and then keep the team talking.
If you have ever been part of a great team, you will probably remember it as a life affirming and career changing event. Sadly most of our experience in work groups are less inspirational. The research on team success is quite clear. If you invest time and energy getting the behaviours right when the group first comes together, then the trust and collaborative communication that are essential to success are likely to follow.
Theory is one thing, but how do you make this work in practice? This book sets out 55 tools and techniques proven to get your team talking, connecting and collaborating. Each tool is set out with a step-by-step guide to implementation, as well as an explanation on the theory that underpins each exercise.
Whilst some of the tools and techniques are published on this website, the book contains a full portfolio of processes and routines that will help you get the best out of the people you are working with.
The team coaching toolkit book uses a model of team coaching designed to tackle the problems created by today’s complex work environment. Based on the latest research into team effectiveness, the book takes you through the full lifecycle of a team from inception, set up, delivery and ultimately disbanding.
I have a consuming interest in interpersonal dynamics and the effectiveness of people working in teams teams.
Originally training as a surveyor, I have spent over thirty years working on major construction projects. I now spend most of my time working with project leaders and their teams, as a coach, consultant, facilitator or trainer.
I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster where I run a Masters module on Developing Effective Project Teams.
I am a strong exponent of the need for teams to understand complexity and to spend time developing the behaviors that will allow a team to work through periods of change and pressure.