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The Team Coaching Zone Podcast: Coaching | Teams | Leadership

Join Carissa Bub--Host of Season 2 of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast--and today's leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches as we explore the art and science of team coaching in communities and organizations. Discover how team coaching can accelerate team development and performance, can foster the development of leadership cultures, can drive organizational change and more. Tune in for interviews with team coaching experts. Hear stories of "hits and misses" and essential lessons learned from conducting real team coaching engagements. Discover practical tools and resources to support your internal or external team coaching practice. The podcast is for new and experienced coaches, human resources and learning and development professionals, as well as leaders and managers of teams. Enter The Team Coaching Zone today!
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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 28, 2017

How is work changing and how do we design organizations to be fit for purpose in the knowledge and collaboration economy? How do we form and equip teams to balance capability with infinite demand? How do we coach teams for emergence?

Tune in this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe explores these and other compelling questions with featured guest Gabe Abella--an Organizational Coach and Vice President in Global Technology at JP Morgan Chase and an accredited Kanban trainer.

Themes covered in the podcast include:

• Gabe’s journey from project and program manager to organizational coach

• Fundamental shifts occurring in how we approach and organize work in the knowledge and collaboration economy

• Understanding 3 Natures: 1) the nature of the work the team is doing, 2) the nature of the organization, 3) the nature of the environment/market

• The infinite backlog and the finite team: balancing capability with demand

• Kanban – Lean; visual management system; seeing the flow of work; “look at the board” or signal card; an improvement method

• Problem-solving as a biological process: iterative cycles and learning

• The invisibility of knowledge work

• Collocated vs. distributed teams

• Team formation for organizational realignments

• Skills vs. roles and motivation in team formation

• Being invisible as a team coach

• Use of simulation prior to engaging in real work in order to reduce learning anxiety

• Fitness for Purpose Framework

• Diffusion of Innovation

• Flow Lab – experiential simulation to overcome efficiency mindset and more

• Reflections on the ongoing coaching of teams and scaling agile

• Implications of agile coaching for non-software teams

• Coaching for emergence

• Tons of great resources for team coaches and more!

The Agile movement is disrupting organizations and our approaches to working, learning and teaming. All team coaches need to increase their own agility and to be fit for purpose themselves in order to compete in the knowledge and collaboration economy. Tune in to this episode and let Gabe Abella help you elevate your team coaching game today!

Sep 21, 2017

How does arts-based learning rapidly transform culture and performance in teams and organizations? What is the relationship between creative thinking, collaboration and innovation? What research evidence exists to support incorporating arts-based learning in teams? How can these processes be scaled up in organizations?

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews special guest Harvey Seifter to explore these and other compelling topics.  Harvey Seifter is Founder and Director of Art of Science Learning (www.artofsciencelearning.org) and Principal Investigator of its two National Science Foundation grants and is one of the world’s leading authorities on organizational creativity and arts‐based learning.

Themes explored in the podcast include:

  • Harvey’s journey from classically trained musician to author to Founder of the Art of Science Learning
  • Harvey’s experience at the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and his 2001 book Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World’s Only Conductorless Orchestra
  • Convening the field of arts-based learning in business
  • Metaforming (symbolic modelling)
  • 2012 $2.8 million grant from National Science Foundation exploring arts-based learning, innovation and business
  • -The development of an arts-based innovation process and curriculum
  • The creation of 3 innovation incubators: San Diego, Chicago, Worcester
  • Teaching innovation through doing it: research on 29 cross-disciplinary teams; 22 teams after 1 year went to market (products, processes, services)
  • The core skills of innovation as well as phases
  • Approaches to infusing arts-based approaches: music, improv, movement, conducting, drawing, sketching
  • Wicked problems as failures of imagination
  • Experimental research: randomized and controlled study of arts-based learning and innovation in teams:
  • 2 phases of innovation: 1) what is the problem and 2) how do we solve it: each with a converge and diverge component
  • The linkage between divergent thinking, convergent thinking, business results and culture change
  • Using research and data to bring arts from the fringes into the center of business processes
  • A story of applying arts-based learning to foster creativity with 22 startups within a Fortune 500 organization
  • The future of innovation, arts-based learning and wicked problems

This is an episode that truly all teams, team leaders, and team coaches cannot afford to miss!  For show notes and more great information and resources on team coaching go to: http://www.teamcoachingzone.com/

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