Team Coaching to Create High Value-Creating Teams
“A surprising finding from our research is that teams do not improve markedly even if all their members receive individual coaching to develop their personal capabilities. Individual coaching can indeed help executives become better leaders in their own right, but the team does not necessarily improve. Team development is not an additive function of individuals becoming more effective team players, but rather an entirely different capability.” – Wageman et al, Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make Them Great, Harvard Business School Press (2008).
What is Leadership Team Coaching?
Team coaching is currently one of the most significant trends in the coaching world. The dynamics of a team are complex, as they involve not only individual relationships but also the competing priorities of team members.
At Axiom Leadership, we specialize in Systemic Team Coaching, a certification obtained through professor Peter Hawkins of the UK. Professor Hawkins is renowned as one of the world’s experts on team coaching.
We believe that high-value creating teams consist of five essential components, as shown in the attached graphic at the bottom of the page. These components provide a solid foundation for team excellence.
Our Team Coaching Process
While each leadership team coaching assignment is unique, there are key elements that must be present in every team we work with.
- Firstly, a shared vision is crucial, defining what this particular team can achieve together.
- Secondly, team members need to understand how to show up and contribute to the team’s success as a whole. This includes supporting each other, challenging one another, and being accountable to their commitments.
- Thirdly, teams must possess the ability to learn together and adapt swiftly to changing conditions. Reflection on current successes and the ability to course-correct when things go off track are vital for sustained growth.
At Axiom, our executive team coaching approach ensures that leadership teams take ownership of their outcomes. We empower the team to succeed in the long run, minimizing their dependency on us. With our guidance and support, your executive team will develop the skills and mindset necessary for lasting success.
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To learn more about how Axiom’s team coaching services can benefit your team, please contact us for a consultation.