We use a combination of team workshops and individual coaching to achieve dramatic improvements in leadership team effectiveness and collaboration. Team effectiveness relies on having a shared purpose, trust, enabling robust conversations, commitment and accountability. This can only be put in place through working with the group as a whole.
In particular, our coaching for leadership teams is well-suited to addressing the following issues:
- Working effectively as a leadership team
- Balancing strategic and operational focus
- Improving collaboration and trust
- Enabling robust discussions in the team
- Using effective decision making strategies
We start any business leadership team coaching process with 1-on-1 interviews with all team members so that we can establish trust before going into the group workshops. We sometimes use a team effectiveness survey to collect confidential data before the initial workshop to work through the current issues and to build the commitment required for the follow-up interventions that will lead to successful behaviour change in the long term.
We normally combine the team workshops with individual coaching of all or selected executive team members. As with our approach to individual coaching, we work with 2 coaches in the room at all times. We are prepared to call inappropriate or ineffective behaviours in the moment and work with the group or individuals through the underlying issues. At the same time, we will never open a ‘can of worms’ that we can’t close.
Leadership team coaching is business outcome focused and is based on our extensive experience in working with executive leadership team teams in fast-growing businesses and medium sized enterprise. To learn more about how we can tailor an intervention to your needs, Contact Us today.