Join Dr. Krister Lowe and today's interview guest Dr. Trexler Proffitt for this special episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast. Trexler Proffitt, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Organization and Management at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. He is also the CEO of Team Diagnostics, LLC.--the provider of The Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS), a scientifically validated and reliable instrument that assesses teams on 6 essential conditions that drive effectiveness. Dr. Proffitt holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, a M.S. from Northwestern University and a B.A from Yale University. He is a passionate and innovative teacher with a range of experiences in: strategic management, organization behavior, negotiation, social responsibility, and entrepreneurship. He is grounded in rigorous academic training while focused on fostering socially responsible leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. He also values being a team player and is comitted to teaching a variety of courses and meeting students where they are in their learning path.
In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Proffitt provides an overview of the origins of The Team Diagnostic Survey at Harvard University with the late Dr. Richard Hackman as well as a team of researchers including among others Dr. Ruth Wageman. He shares insights into the academic as well as applied purposes of the instrument. Trexler walks listeners through two sets of factors that comprise the model and instrument. The first set--The Essentials--looks at 1) Real Team, 2) Compelling Direction, and 3) Right People. The second set--The Enablers--looks at 4) Sound Structure, 5) Supportive Context, and 6) Expert Coaching. Throughout the episode Trexler provides rich examples that provide context to the instrument and how it can be used to help teams increase their effectiveness and performance.
The episode provides listeners with an excellent overview of the essential factors that drive team effectiveness and also with a tool that may be an essential addition to every team coaches toolkit!
Join Dr. Krister Lowe and today's show guest and pioneering innovator, consultant and coach- Barry Jentz--on this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast. Barry is an Owner and Partner at Learning & Leadership, Inc., and an innovator, author and practitioner in the area of leadership, team and organizational intervention. His career spans more than 40 years. Barry holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and a MA from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Barry's experience spans a range of industries and sectors including: newspaper publishing, media, finance, nuclear power, architectural design, construction, real estate development, international management consulting, engineering, and high tech start ups; as well as private schools and universities, community colleges, town governments, state education organizations, school boards/committees, public school professional organizations, non-profits, law firms, and doctors associations. He is the author of "Talk Sense: Communicating to Lead and Learn," of "The EntryPlan Approach: How to Start a Leadership Position Successfully," and "Leadership and Learning: Personal Change in a Professional Setting." He has also pioneered a number of consulting and coaching methodologies.
In this episode of the podcast, Barry shares highlights from his 40 year career. Themes explored in the interview include: getting counseling as a prerequisite for consultants and coaches; Barry's experience at NTL; the role of discrepancies and Barry's video feedback model for coaching leaders and teams; psychological safety; the role of infrastructure in teaming; the Predict, Plan and Preclude framework; The PlayBook Offsite methodology; the Stop Start Continue team feedback model, using the MBTI and more. Barry also shares some great stories coaching leaders and teams in the education, nuclear power, and high rise construction industries.
This is yet another wonderful opportunity for team coaches to learn from another legend in the field. Barry drops a lot of value bombs in this episode and it is surely one you will not want to miss!