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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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Jul 14, 2020

TCZ Episode #121: Alison Cameron: What Does It Really Take To Transform Teams?

In this episode Alison Cameron, an internationally acclaimed transformation strategist and I talk about what it takes to guide team leaders in enabling organisational evolution. I'm interested, how do we ourselves as team coaches, better understand what it takes to help our clients adapt their ways of working and worldview.

Alison's work has taken her from the boardrooms of large, multinational corporations working with leaders in business, politics and not-for-profit sectors, to leading social transformation initiatives around the world. She is the co-founder of Adaptive Cultures, a growing global community of leaders and culture practitioners working with many of the world’s most complex and influential organisations. Adaptive Cultures diagnostic instruments and methodologies have been endorsed and implemented by a number of teams going through significant transformations. We start our conversation talking about where she lives surrounded by mountains and a verdant tropical backdrop in Australia, and her own fascinating transformation journey which started in Alison's early teens and took her to be on stage with Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lamai and other respected world leaders. It's a moving story which she has never shared before and sets the tone for our conversation.

Here's what we talk about in addition to Alison's own story:

  • Awakening and being called to a higher purpose
  • Working with living systems as a leadership and team coach
  • The need to do the inner work as a practitioner
  • Developing adaptive capacity and agility in organisations
  • How to identify the different stages of cultural evolution
  • The critical importance of structure in nurturing potential
  • Tips for team coaches working inside organisations

You can find more on Alison and Adaptive Cultures here: *https://adaptivecultures.co

For show notes go to: http://teamcoachingzone.com/alisoncameron

Note: On the show notes page you can download the Stages of Cultural Evolution (see attached PDF) and the white paper on Adapting Organisations Through Leadership and Culture (see attached PDF)

Jul 14, 2020

TCZ Episode #120: Klaus Leopold: Reinventing Agile: Why High-Performing Teams Isn’t The Answer

Before, during and for sure post the immediate crisis of #Covid-19, organisations today are having to reinvent themselves faster than ever before. As a behaviour change expert working with senior teams, I tend to focus on the human system itself rather than operational systems and processes. Clearly both relationships and tasks need to be reimagined for companies to adapt and thrive.

Unpicking the spaghetti junction of a business’s operational system is not easily done, but Dr Klaus Leopold, CEO of Flight Levels Academy and Managing Partner of Leanability seems to have the knack for it. For those in the agile world, Klaus is a bit of a legend and it is his third book, Rethinking Agile that prompted me to invite him onto the Team Coaching Zone podcast to ask about how he goes about whole-systems change.

Here's some of what Klaus and I cover:

  • How he discovered and defines flight levels
  • Why agile teams have nothing to do with business agility
  • How flight levels work in helping to re-imagine businesses
  • Why we don’t need high-performance teams
  • The dangers of focusing on teams as islands rather than agile interactions
  • The relationship between flight levels thinking and three horizons thinking
  • Klaus’ vision for a better world

For show notes and information on Klaus including his books, his blog and how to find him on Twitter and LinkedIn go to: https://www.teamcoachingzone.com/klausleopold

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