Building Top-Performing Teams: A Practical Guide to Team Coaching to Improve Collaboration and Drive Organizational Success

  • 4h 55m
  • Lucy Widdowson, Paul J Barbour
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

Containing more than 40 tools which can be used in a virtual or in-person coaching environment, Building Top-Performing Teams is a practical guide for leaders, HR professionals, coaches, team coaches and anyone with management responsibility. It covers how to motivate, develop, engage and reward a team of employees with different levels of experience and priorities to achieve outstanding business success.

Building Top-Performing Teams includes essential guidance, tools and techniques that show how to promote team ways of working rather than individual-focused processes. It also includes guidance on managing internal team conflict and ensuring that teams are purpose-driven and working towards a shared business goal. Each chapter includes diagnostic questions and reflective practice exercises to allow readers to identify how to apply each element of team development to their workforce. Supported by the authors' experience in organizations such as the BBC, John Lewis, KPMG, Britvic, the NHS and BMW this is essential reading for anyone needing to unlock the value of teams to achieve greater business performance.

About the Authors

Lucy Widdowson is the Founder and Director of Performance Edge Consulting. She has over 30 years' experience and has worked at board level as HR Director at The Body Shop and Head of HR at Virgin Nigeria Airways. She is also a UK Associate Board Member for the International Coach Federation.

Paul Barbour is Lead Facilitator at FXL Performance Management where he works with tech start-ups, blue chip multinationals and third sector organizations to develop and coach their teams for improved performance. Prior to this, he worked in-house at the Kerry Group Plc

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction—Why the World Needs Top-Performing Teams and the Argument for Team Coaching
  • Beyond Tools and Techniques—Why is a Team Coach’s ‘Way of Being’ So Important?
  • Team Coaching Frameworks, Models and Approaches—Introducing the ‘Creating the Team Edge’ Framework
  • The Purpose-Driven Team—Why Does Being Purpose-Driven Matter so Much?
  • Team Identity—Why is Team Identity So Important?
  • Team Values and Beliefs—Why are Team Values and Beliefs So Important?
  • Team Awareness—Why is it Important to Develop Awareness Both within and Beyond a Team?
  • Team Relatedness—Why is Building Trust and Connection So Important?
  • Team Ways of Working—How Can Teams Keep Reinventing How They Work Together?
  • Team Transformation—What Do Teams Need to Do to Become Transformational?
  • Conclusion—What Does the Future Require of Team Coaching?
  • References