Creating Adaptable Teams: From the Psychology of Coaching to the Practice of Leaders
David Webster (Author)
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DescriptionThis practical guide for coaches, leaders and team members will help readers create team success in a modern context. Adaptability has now become a core skill and adaptable teams create foundations that withstand the increasing speed of change, allowing for quality in performance to be sustained. This book defines the core components of the Adaptable Team™ Framework, to embed the principles and practice of team support.
As teams can often work in a range of volatile, uncertain and ambiguous environments, this book offers numerous tips for readers on their quest for team excellence:
-Supporting the team coach and coaching psychologist in their preparation and design for team interventions, by providing both theory and practical application of evidenced-based approaches
-Guiding leaders looking to coach their own teams and managers to lead success
-Highlighting each leader’s unique contribution
-Providing team members a map by which to navigate their professional development as leaders and team members
“There are pearls of wisdom on every page which are invaluable to every leader, coach and team.”
Professor Karen Middleton CBE, FCSP, MA, Chief Executive, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
“Whether you’re a CEO or CHRO working on team dynamics, or a coach seeking to deepen your practice, you’ll find excellent food for thought on every page.”
Caroline Webb, Author of global best seller ‘How To Have A Good Day’ and Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company
“David has a profound understanding of what makes teams resilient in change and positioned to perform in the modern world.”
Andrew Shebbeare, Managing Partner, Counteract
“Possibly the best book on teams and coaching I have read."
Jonathan Passmore, Director, Henley Centre for Coaching & Behavioural Change
David Webster is Founding Partner at Centre for Teams, UK and an award-winning coaching psychologist, specialising in senior teams. A former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Coaching Psychology Group, and a martial art black belt, David can also be found hill walking with his dog Molly, cycling and enjoying live music and theatre.
Open University Press
9 August 2021
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