How do the unconscious dynamics of a team impact its ultimate performance? What are some practical ways that team coaches can enable the secret life of groups to support rather than thwart team effectiveness? Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and guest Christine Thornton--author of "Group and Team Coaching: The Secret Life of Groups"-- for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to discover the answer to these and other important questions!
Themes explored in the episode include:
-Christine's journey into group analysis and group and team coaching
-The origins of group analysis
-6 practice elements from Group Analysis that inform team coaching (1. Attending to the Individual; 2. Nuances of Interpersonal Communication; 3. Attention to Context; 4. the Value of Multiple Perspectives; 5. Creative Incorporation of Difference; 6. Anxiety and Leadership Projections)
-A case example involving a leadership team
-Christine's book "Group and Team Coaching: The Secret Life of Groups" (2nd Edition)
-Christine's training programs and supervision groups for group and team coaches and more
All team coaches need a basic understanding of group dynamics in order to be able to "hold" a group for learning and performance to unfold. Dive in today and begin your journey into discovering the secret life of groups!
Why do some team coaching engagements seem to get traction and create magic while others peter out and fail to produce results? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast with Host Dr. Krister Lowe and special guest Dr. Richard Boyatzis to discover the answer to this important question.
Dr. Richard Boyatzis is the H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business, a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a Distinguished University University Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Using his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, Richard Boyatzis, PhD, has continued to research how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change. The theory predicts how changes occur in different groups of human organizations, including team, community, country and global change. Ongoing research supporting this theory includes developing new and better measures of an individual’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence as well as studies that demonstrate the relationship between these abilities and performance. His latest research includes fMRI studies to establish neuro-endocrine arousal of coaching to the Positive Emotional Attractor and resonant leadership.
In this episode, laden with "value bombs," Dr. Boyatzis outlines his more than 50 year journey in the area of coaching and how this led to his seminal work on Intentional Change Theory. Some of the themes covered in the episode include: why training fails to create change; what is required for coaching to be effective at create sustainable change in individuals, teams and systems; the role of purpose, learning, emotion, strengths and relationships in the change process; why team coaching engagements get or don't get traction; what coaches should focus on in a coaching session; the 5 discoveries of ICT; the positive and negative emotional attractor and how the balance drives or inhibits change; peer coaching as the main form of learning and team coaching in the future and more.
Dr. Boyatzis also shares a rich list of resources where listeners can further their learning on his important work. This is truly an episode that team coaches will listen to repeatedly and is chock full of wisdom and insights that will take your team coaching practice to the next level. Enjoy! For show notes for this episode go to: www.TeamCoachingZone.com