Can team coaching help address gender inequity in our societies? What role do women's leadership teams have in transforming our society and in building sustainable peace? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to explore these questions and more with special guest Dr. Susan Coleman!
Dr. Susan Coleman is the Host of The Peacebuilding Podcast, an internationally recognized mediator, and a team and systems coach with more than three decades of experience. She specializes in the field of peace building, conflict resolution and strategies to build common ground. Her recent focus is on women's leadership development.
In this episode of the TCZ podcast, Susan shares her journey from a corporate attorney working on litigation to discovering the world of integrative negotiation at the Program on Negotiation, to pioneering work in the field of intercultural negotiation and conflict resolution training at Columbia University and the United Nations, to developing as a systems intervener blending a range of methods including training, coaching, consulting, mediation and facilitation; to developing as a Gesltalt-based practitioner and ICF certified coach; to her current focus on supporting women's leadership development as well as being the Host of The Peacebuilding Podcast. Susan also shares a recent powerful team coaching case study working with senior women leaders in the Afghan government as a consultant for UN Women and team of other coaches and consultants. Themes covered in the episode include: self-management as a team coach; blending a range of methods in team coaching interventions; the role of vulnerability in team coaching; women's collective leadership development; embodiment in team coaching; team coaching in peacebuilding settings and more.
This is an inspiring episode that reveals the value that team coaches can play at even the highest levels of society and government as well as the need for team coaching at the leadership level in our countries. The is an episode that you will surely not want to miss!
How can organizations upgrade their operating models to adapt more effectively in an increasingly VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world? Tune in to this week's episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast with guest Olivier Compagne of HolacracyOne to find out. Olivier is a Partner at HolacracyOne as well as a seasoned consultant and coach with years of experience supporting companies transitioning to Holacracy.
In this episode of the podcast learn about Olivier's journey from his homeland in France to coming to the US to pursue a Master’s in Psychology with a focus on adult development, to his study of various conflict-resolution practices from Non-Violent Communication to mediation, and to his discovery of Holacracy.
Themes explored in the episode include: the need to upgrade our organizational operating models to be fit for the 21st century; the trends and movements that inspired Holacracy; defining Holacracy; self-managing organizations; the role of teams and circles in Holacracy; distributed authority and the governance process; the iterative process of updating the organizational structure; moving away from job descriptions to roles; how teams link up to each other as part of larger wholes; conflict resolution and decision making in the system; the role of coaching in Holacracy; how to introduce Holacracy into organizations; the book by Brian Robertson "Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World;" and more.
Olivier also shares some stories of companies that have implemented Holacracy as well as how consultants and coaches can become trained in the system.
This is an episode that all team coaches cannot afford to miss!
Does building a high performing team require knowledge of rocket science? Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to discover the answer with guest Dr. Gordon Curphy--the Managing Partner of Curphy Leadership Solutions. Dr. Curphy is the author of 19 books including The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams released in 2012. He is also the creator of Team Assessment Survey (TAS-II) based on the Rocket Model. Dr. Curphy has 30 years of experience working with more than 1500+ leaders, 200+ teams and consulting to a long list of leading organizations in a diverse array of industries and sectors.
Themes explored in the podcast include: Gordon’s journey from being a professor in the United States Armed Forces, to joining PDI, to working with the Blandin Foundation and then to setting up Curphy Leadership Solutions; Gordon’s 2012 book The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams; why high performing teams tend to be more the exception than the rule; the importance of having a team model; a compelling story about two ship-wrecked crews in the Antarctic; 8 elements and 3 stages of the rocket model: 1) Context, 2) Mission, 3) Talent, 4) Norms, 5) Buy-in, 6) Power, 7) Morale, 8) Results; the Team Assessment Survey (TAS-II); using the Rocket Model and TAS in team coaching and in leadership development programs; a story coaching a leadership team in a $billion retail organization facing a critical turnaround; lessons learned about when team coaching fails; resources for extending learning on the Rocket Model and utilizing the TAS-II; certification in the TAS-II; thoughts on future trends in teaming and more.
This is a rich episode laden with “value bombs” that all team leaders, team members and team coaches will surely not want to miss!