Coaching and Teamwork

A Matter of Motivating
People to Prepare and
Work as a
Conviction Driven
Never Compromise your beliefs.
Practice until it’s perfect.
Know when to change.
Respond predictably to performance.
Walk your talk.
An Effective Coach is one who
believes in someone and helps
that person become the very
What is a Team?
A group of people working together for a
common goal.
Process of enabling a group of people to
reach their common goal.
Must possess a sense of unity among all of
its members.
Have interpersonal relationships.
Members have must chance to contribute,
learn from and work with others.
Among the most critical elements of a team is:
A. That all team members are employed in the same
unit, office or division.
B. A strong leader who will keep the team on track, at
all costs.
C. A shared understanding from among team members
as to what the purpose of the team is.
D. Managerial or supervisory experience.
Teams work most effectively when they:
A. Work without an agenda, and "go with the flow,"
diverging from topic to topic.
B. Work from an agreed upon set of norms and ground
C. Are given an extremely short period of time to
accomplish goals.
D. Meet behind closed doors, with no communication
with others.
Effective, productive team members are first and
A. Experienced in their organization with a good deal of
seniority and "know the ropes.“
B. Experts in the topic the team is working on.
C. Strong, influential and persuasive leaders who can
direct others.
D. Committed to the cause of the team and will put the
team's purpose before his or her own.
Ten Characteristics of Effective Teams
Purpose: Members proudly share a sense of why
the team exists and are invested in accomplishing
its mission and goals.
Priorities: Members know what needs to be done
next, by whom, and by when to achieve team goals.
Roles: Members know their roles in getting tasks
done and when to allow a more skillful member to
do a certain task.
Ten Characteristics of Effective Teams
Decisions: Authority and decision-making lines are
clearly understood.
Conflict: Conflict is dealt with openly and is
considered important to decision-making and
personal growth.
Personal traits: members feel their unique
personalities are appreciated and well utilized.
Norms: Group norms for working together are set
and seen as standards for every one in the groups.
Ten Characteristics of Effective Teams
Effectiveness: Members find team meetings
efficient and productive and look forward to
this time together.
Success: Members know clearly when the
team has met with success and share in this
equally and proudly.
Training: Opportunities for feedback and
updating skills are provided and taken
advantage of by team members.
Characteristics of a High-Performance
Participative leadership - creating an
interdependence by empowering, freeing up
and serving others.
Shared responsibility - establishing an
environment in which all team members feel
responsibility as the manager for the
performance team.
Aligned on purpose - having a sense of
common purpose about why the team exists
and the function it serves.
Characteristics of a High-Performance
High communication - creating a climate of
trust and open, honest communication.
Future focused - seeing change as an
opportunity for growth.
Focused on task - keeping meetings and
interactions focused on results.
Characteristics of a High-Performance
Creative talents - applying individual talents
and creativity.
Rapid response - identifying and acting on
How Can I Be on A Successful Team?
Contribute ideas and solutions.
Recognize and respect differences in
Value the ideas and contributions of others.
Listen and share information.
How Can I Be on A Successful Team?
Ask questions and get clarification.
Participate fully and keep your commitments.
Be flexible and respect the partnership
created by a team -- strive for the "win-win.”
Have fun and care about the team and the