Coaching Teams for Leadership Development – L7

Coaching Teams for Leadership Development – L7

** Part 1 Application: Coaching Teams for Leadership Development A leadership team is a group in which more than one individual has equivalent power and responsibility in an organization. For example, a corporate leadership board would be considered a leadership team if all members had an equal voice in decision making. Another example of a leadership team would be co-CEOs leading a single organization-a situation that often is the result of a merger. Coaching teams requires a slightly different knowledge base compared to coaching individuals. For instance, coaching individuals requires knowledge of psychology and human development, but coaching teams requires knowledge of social psychology and group dynamics. Because the knowledge base for coaching leadership teams is slightly different from coaching individuals, the strategies used by coaches also are different. To prepare for this assignment: • Review the online chapter, “Lessons Learned in-and Guidelines for-Coaching Executive Teams.” Pay particular attention to the guidelines for coaching leadership teams. • Review the article, “A Theory of Team Coaching.” Consider the conditions that will or will not enable coaching to facilitate team performance. • Review the article, “The Top Management Team: Key to Strategic Success.” Focus on the author’s framework for assessing and amending leadership teams. • Review the article, “Leadership Group Coaching in Action: The Zen of Creating High Performance Teams.” Consider the strategies the leadership coach in the article’s case study uses to work with the executive team. • Identify two considerations that you believe to be the most important to keep in mind when working with leadership teams. • Reflect on a situation for which coaching a team for leadership development would be effective and a specific situation for which coaching a team would not be effective and consider why. • Select two strategies you would use for coaching teams for leadership development and think about how and why each strategy would be effective. ***** Part 1 Assignment – Application – Write a 2 page paper that 1. Describe two (2) elements or characteristics of a team that would influence the decision to coach a team versus individuals, AND why this consideration is important. For example, if the coach failed to take this consideration into account, what could go wrong or what could go right. 2. Describe two different situations, based on your experience in organizations (or made up if you prefer) a. One that exemplifies where team coaching would be effective b. One that exemplifies where team coaching would not be effective 3. Describe two (2) strategies (from this weeks or prior readings) that you could use for coaching teams. For each strategy comment on: a. Why the strategy would work based on the readings b. Why you think it is an appropriate strategy 4. For the assignment, include at least three (3) academic citations. Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation.  All resources must be cited in text, and included in an APA formatted reference section following APA style.  ** Part 2 Challenges Last week you examined some challenges that might jeopardize the progress of coaching individual leaders. Now you will examine some challenges that might jeopardize the progress of coaching leadership teams. In some respects, coaching leadership teams may be more challenging than coaching individual leaders simply because there are more leaders involved in the process. As you know, each leader has a unique set of personal characteristics that might influence the effectiveness of coaching for leadership development. Therefore, you probably can imagine how such characteristics might play out in a group setting and create specific challenges. In this week’s Discussion, you will explore some potential challenges of coaching leadership teams and consider how each might be addressed. To prepare for this Discussion: • Review the article, “A Theory of Team Coaching.” Consider the team coaching model proposed by the authors, paying particular attention to the functions, times, and conditions features of this model. With these concepts in mind, reflect on the challenges that may arise when coaching teams. • Review the article, “The Top Management Team: Key to Strategic Success.” Consider the challenges, pitfalls, and setbacks that might arise in the implementation of the author’s analytic framework for leadership teams. • Review the article, “Leadership Group Coaching in Action: The Zen of Creating High Performance Teams.” Think about the challenges encountered by the coach in the article’s case study. Consider how the coach addressed these challenges. • Identify two challenges related to coaching teams for leadership development. Think about how you might address these challenges. ***** Part 2 Assignment – Discussion –With these thoughts in mind write a 1 page paper that: 1. Without copy and pasting from the application assignment, comment on two (2) challenges that in general might be a challenge for leadership development coaching of teams compared to coaching individuals. 2. For each of the two (2) challenges, discuss a strategy you might use to overcome the challenge a. Be Specific, do not provide generalities. b. Provide citations from this week or prior readings 3. Be sure to include at least three (3) academic citations. Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Submit your assignment by Day 3. References: Blattner, J., & Bacigalupo, A. (2007). 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Effective 360° Management Enhancement: The Role of Style in Developing A Leadership Team. Organization Development Journal, 26(2), 89-107. Kets de Vries, M. R. (2005). Leadership group coaching in action: The Zen of creating high performance teams. Academy Of Management Executive, 19(1), 61-76. doi:10.5465/AME.2005.15841953