Here at Sheridan Resolutions, we’ve been very excited for some time about our 2019 Breakfast Summit Series aimed at HR thought leaders and senior business decision-makers. The first of these, earlier in April, dealt with Team Coaching, particularly focusing on helping senior teams to work more effectively together. This subject is clearly emerging as major source of interest for clients.
The excellent speaker at the event was Ty Francis, an expert on the concept of systemic team coaching. Ty pointed out that one of the issues in this emerging field related definition. The latest research from Henley Business School has identified 15 different definitions of team coaching by leaders in this field – flagging difference in the purpose, objectives, scope, application and orientation of team coaching, as well as differences in understanding the coach’s remit, focus and required capabilities.
It’s also important to understand the difference between team coaching and systemic team coaching. The former is a process of raising a team’s level of awareness of its functioning, while equipping the team to change its behaviours in a way that is more focused collectively, in service of higher performance. The latter addresses the connections between teams, helping to develop collective leadership to more effectively engage all stakeholders in the joint transformation of the business.
The breakfast went into depth on the growing importance of team coaching and received excellent feedback from those who attended for a clear understanding and set of ideas as to next steps. We want to share this knowledge for this and future events, so for each event in the Sheridan Resolutions Breakfast Summit Series we will also produce a Thought Leadership Paper to help reinforce key learnings, as well as using it to stimulate wider discussion on each topic.
The “Team Coaching” paper will become available in the coming weeks so keep looking at our blogs, LinkedIn and twitter for more details. And don’t forget to Sign up Here for the Sheridan Weekly. It’s free and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Caroline Sheridan, Chair, Workplace and Employment CMC group and Founder of Sheridan Resolutions