Team Advantage: The Complete Coaching Guide for Team Transformation: Coach's Facilitation Guide Set
June 2010, Pfeiffer
A complete framework for driving extraordinary, sustainable team transformation
Team Advantage is a proven team coaching program designed to transform teams and their leaders through a development processone that goes beyond the typical 2-day team-building event. The program is presented as an organizational "game" oriented around a stretch goal that is meaningful to the organization's success. It includes partnership with a coach who conveys coaching skills to the team leader as they focus together on guiding the team to new awareness, new agreements, and extraordinary performance. The process includes four phases of team development that are implemented over the course of 16 weeks:
Pre-game preparation: Coaching the team leader and interviewing each team member to set the stage for the program
Kick-off workshop: The team creates their own game plan oriented around an extraordinary goal
Weekly coaching sessions: Team members provide progress updates and learn to support teammates
Review of team accomplishments and its transformation: The team takes time to assimilate learning and celebrate their wins and their new level of communication
This complete training package also includes a leader's guide for the team leader and a participant's guide for the team members.
Praise for Team Advantage
"Team Advantage is for any leader with a team and a goal. It's a proven process, with challenges and rewards, that will drive your team past typical corporate objectives to new levels of engagement and commitment. You can transform your teamand your Team Advantage."Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"The outcomes of conducting a 16-game pilot project accelerated goal attainment and produced significant results, leaving a sustainable impact on team leaders and the team members by improving their collaboration, team focus and performance. Team Advantage brings action learning and management by objectives into alignment so that teams are truly transformed."Anne Whitaker, senior vice president, International Pharmaceutical Company
Darleen "DJ" Mitsch is a Master Certified Coach and former president of the International Coach's Federation (ICF). She is the founder of The Pyramid Resource Group, a corporate coaching company based in Cary, North Carolina.
Barry Mitsch is co-founder and vice president of The Pyramid Resource Group. He has been involved in training and development activities for more than 20 years. His background includes work in both technical and nontechnical training and he has designed and delivered classroom, self-instructional, and distance learning programs.
San Francisco, CA – Training professionals and HR managers are often frustrated with the lack of sustainability of most team training programs. With many hit and run training programs showing no long term results, Team Advantage: The Complete Coaching Guide for Team Transformation (Pfeiffer; 978-0-470-47185-2; July 2010; $220.00) by D.J. Mitsch teaches leaders how to have fun while creating a high-performing team.
Team Advantage is a proven team coaching program designed to transform team and their leaders through a development process – one that goes beyond the typical two-day team building event. The program is presented as an organizational “game” oriented around a stretch goal that is meaningful to the organization’s success. It also includes partnership with a coach who conveys coaching skills to the team leader as they focus together on guiding the team to new awareness, new agreements, and extraordinary performance. The process includes four phases of team development that are implemented over the course of 16 weeks: pre-game preparation, kick-off workshop, weekly coaching sessions, review of accomplishments and transformation.
The key objective is to provide a complete framework for driving team performance, resulting in a transformational experience. Other key learning objectives include:
- Conveying core and advanced coaching skills to the team leader
- Providing a forum for real conversations, truth telling, and surfacing conflict as a natural part of team development and essential to the creative process
- Having each team member take responsibility for the team win – “everybody wins, or no one wins”
- Leaving the team with a replicable process for continuing to grow together as they accomplish their potential
Team Advantage is ideal for training and human resource professionals who create and run coaching and teamwork development programs; as well as consultants and coaches who want to drive extraordinary, sustainable teams.