Team and Management Coaching (Lencioni and/or Deep Democracy)

Lots of organisations and teams are smart, but therefore not healthy. They are very busy with results and KPIs but forget that these are achieved by the people in their teams.

In this VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world, especially strong and healthy teams will determine the success of your company.

Team Coaching

It is not the strategic and financial strengths of an organization that are decisive … but the strength and health of teams will be the ultimate competitive advantage in the future … (P. Lencioni)

Do you enjoy working with your team? Do the team members give each other effective feedback? Are the department objectives achieved jointly? Does each team member have the same interests? Are there “elephants in the room”? Is there inclusion of the undercurrent?

A successful team is a team that collaborates constructively and with pleasure, optimally uses the unique qualities and strength of each team member and has the right skills to achieve the departmental or team goals in an efficient and decisive manner.

Team coaching for effective cooperation and communication

But sometimes it does not work (yet) and there is an undesirable situation in which the cooperation is stiff and the effectiveness and productivity of a team is too low.

  • A new team has been set up, composed of team members who do not yet know each other and are still working past each other.
  • There has been a reorganisation and the team members who have had to say goodbye to their old colleagues and / or their old job still suffer from ‘oldness’.
  • A number of team members regularly have a conflict that affects the atmosphere negatively.
  • De medewerkers nemen onvoldoende verantwoordelijkheid voor hun eigen functioneren.
  • The team members complain about the behavior of the manager.
  • The employees do have qualities, but do not know how to use them for their team.
  • Colleagues do not give each other feedback.
  • Objectives, vision, mission and roles of the department are unknown, so the team members do not know what the desired result is of their work.

Then team coaching can offer a solution.

We use our years of experience with the methodologies of Patrick Lencioni. We use various of his insights and books on a regular basis:

  • The five frustrations of teamwork (P. Lencioni)
  • The decisive lead (P. Lencioni)
  • Deep Democracy (Jitske Kramer)
  • Building Corporate Tribes (Jitske Kramer)
  • Insights/DISC/MBTI
  • The 3 characteristics of an ideal team player (P. Lencioni

Management Coaching

Management means: ‘to influence the behavior of an employee or group of employees in order to realise certain objectives.’

This can be done by means of steering, planning, organising and monitoring. Or through support, listening, coaching, advising and supporting.

The most difficult aspect of management is motivating employees. A good set of leadership and management skills is indispensable for this. These can be:

  • Situational management
  • Preparing a successful business plan
  • Coaching
  • Delegating
  • Having motivational performance conversations
  • Conducting effective evaluation interviews
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Teambuilding and organisation of learning events
  • Managing with the trust formula
  • Getting started with vulnerability
  • Management with the personality typologies (Insights / DISC / MBTI)
  • What is ‘consultation’?
  • Managing respectfully and motivatingly
  • Bad news and difficult messages – how do I start?
  • Dialoging and communicating in leadership
  • Influencing managing your team

Many team leader and management coachings are tailor-made and could be a combination of different forms: training, personal coaching, soundboard conversations, e-coaching via skype, telephone or email, ….

Contact us for more information.