How can leaders, teams and organizations bring human spirit and engagement back to the world of work? Tune in to this week's special Halloween episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews DJ Mitsch the Founder and Chief Coaching Officer of the Pyramid Resource Group and the Author of "Zombies to Zealots: Reawaken the Human Spirit at Work."
DJ Mitsch was featured back in Episode #009 of the TCZ podcast where she introduced listeners to the Team Advantage team coaching approach and to some stories that illustrate the transformative potential of team coaching in organizations.
In this episode DJ takes us into the journey of how we can move from being "zombies" at work into become "zealots." Themes explored in show include: the impetus for the book; the cause of low engagement in organizations; paying attention to the language we use at work and in particular to how we refer to people; a new consciousness trying to emerge in today's organizations; reclaiming the mind, heart, body and soul in our work; 4 pathways back to the light:
DJ also shares linkages of the book to team leadership and to team coaching.
This is an inspiring episode that all team coaches will surely not want to miss! Tune in today and get ready to come back to life!
What is it that sets team coaching apart from other modalities, and what makes this way of working so powerful? Alexander Caillet—Founder and CEO of Corentus—has a clear point of view: team coaching focuses on real work, in real time, for real results.
Over the past 20+ years, Alexander has worked with more than 150 teams in more than 30 countries across five continents. In addition to his client work, he also conducts intensive team coaching training, through both Georgetown University and the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program. In this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast, Alexander shares his journey into team coaching and his perceptions of the possibilities and promise of this growing field.
Themes explored on the podcast include:
Alexander relates stories from his own experience—both failures and successes—and highlights the lessons he’s learned about what it takes to practice effectively and responsibly as a team coach. He also shares a variety of resources for aspiring team coaches and current practitioners—ranging from self-guided learning tools to the 9-month Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program to the 2017 Team Coaching Toolbox Gathering. (More information is available at www.corentus.com.)
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an influential pioneer and thought leader in the team coaching field!
Join host Dr. Krister Lowe and today's featured guest Karin Zastrow--an innovator in the field of leadership and management development--for this week's episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast! Karin is the Founder and CEO of the Zastrow company based in Copenhagen Denmark. She is the author of the book and training program "Direct Leadership: The New Narrative of Every Day Leadership."
In this episode of the podcast, Karin shares her personal journey from conducting staff satisfaction surveys to delivering leadership training programs to creating the Direct Leadership program. Themes explored in the podcast include: the gap that Karin perceived in the leadership development field that led to creating Direct Leadership; 7 essential roles for leader-managers (Strategy Developer, Organization Developer, Knowledge Manager, Team Builder, Decision Enabler, Career Developer, Performance Generator); 4 behaviors that help enact the roles (Catcher, Initiator, Coach, Referee); the leader-manager as team coach; how many leadership development programs focus on the human dimension yet fail to equip leaders with the every day practical skills that actually lead to results; the problem of promoting leader-managers who have not been equipped properly and more. Karin shares some stories of team leaders and organizations that have applied the Direct Leadership approach. She also discusses some of the resources and training programs she offers that team coaches may find useful to explore.
Leadership and team coaches looking for practical tools and frameworks that can help team leaders succeed will find this episode right up their alley! This is yet another episode that you will surely not want to miss!
How can organizations leverage and scale the agile and nimble nature of small high performing teams at the enterprise level? Tune in to this week's featured Team Coaching Zone podcast with David Silverman--Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrossLead--to discover some insights and answers to this fundamental question of our times.
In this episode David shares his life-long journey being on and working with high performing teams beginning with an early interest in competitive swimming and water polo; to becoming a Navy SEAL officer where he served on numerous combat deployments over 12 years with distinction; to bringing back insights learned from transforming the US counter-terrorism effort against Al-Qaeda that could then be applied in the business world; to co-authoring the book "Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World" with General Stanley McChrystal, Chris Fussell, and Tantum Collins; and to founding the firm CrossLead in 2016 that provides an enterprise solution combining a proven framework, software and services to empower organizations to thrive in today's complex environment.
Additional themes explored in the episode include: the shift from the industrial age to the knowledge age and now to the digital age; the disruptive forces and adaptive challenges faced by today's organizations and how they can be overcome through scaling nimble agile teams on an enterprise level; some of the elements of successful teaming gleaned from the 10,000+ hours in becoming a Navy SEAL and working on the SEAL teams; the CrossLead framework, software and services and how they are being applied in organizations; and more.
David shares a number of stories and lessons learned throughout the podcast that apply to all organizations at this time of disruption that brings both great challenge as well as opportunity. This is an episode that all team coaches will surely not want to miss!