Leading and Coaching Teams to Success: The Secret Life of Teams

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If you are a manager, coach or team leader and want to build a strong performing team of your own, this book is the one for you!

Successful management and leadership of teams is a top business priority. With over 20 years of hands-on experience leading and coaching teams, Phil Hayes offers you a practical guide to team development.

Using case studies from practice, the book gives team leaders and coaches advice on:

  • Joining teams and being a successful team player
  • Leading teams to enhanced performance
  • Understanding the role and skill set of the professional team coach
  • Further developing high performing - and poorly performing - teams
  • Understanding and working with organisational culture
  • Practical design tips for team events

This is a must-read for professional coaches, facilitators, consultants, HR professionals and trainers as well as for managers and leaders.

"Coaching remains an underused leadership style. This book offers a usable, practice-led guide to developing the skills to broaden your leadership repertoire. Phil draws on his years of experience as both a leader and a coach to provide insight into coaching successfully, not just with individuals but also with teams. A welcome addition to the expanding coaching canon."
Andy Firth, Senior Consultant, Roffey Park Institute, UK

"Phil Hayes is one of the best team facilitators and coaches I have ever worked with. If you want to know his secrets and exactly what you should do to get the same results - then read this book."
Jenny Rogers, Management Futures Ltd, UK

"This is a rich collection of astute observations, case studies, practical tools and signposting to resources offered by a skilled practitioner who writes as a seasoned peer rather than a learned academic. It is likely to appeal to team coaches thinking of working with senior management teams, particularly those who have gained underlying theory and perhaps been licensed in specialised instruments elsewhere, and who want to know what coaching at this level is really like at the coalface."
Siobhan Soraghan, Director, Active Insight Consulting Limited

"I found this book an excellent introduction to team related issues- be that leading teams, coaching teams or designing and delivering team training interventions. I particularly liked the way it deals with essential themes and skills that will be needed, providing excellent summaries of key principles, and providing additional resources for further research should the reader so desire."
Martin Hill, ILM Level 7 Programme Tutor & Coach; British School of Coaching; Coaching Supervisor

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