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Leading Effectively e-Newsletter - August 2006 Issue

Leading Effectively
August 2006

A Team Approach: A Leader's Guide to Today's Teams

Leading a team requires a lot more than touting teamwork. To be effective, teams-and leaders-must develop new skills to work in today's complex situations and organizations. Unfortunately, research shows that many teams fall short of their potential. This issue of Leading Effectively discusses the current state of teams and considers ways leaders can develop their team and leverage its talent. We also include articles about coaching teams and how to build support for your team.


Articles

The State of Teams: A CCL Research Report
What role are teams playing in today's organizations? "Teams are not a cure-all for the challenges of today's organizations," says CCL's Andre Martin. "But teams are alive and well and will continue to be essential to organizational success."  (more...)

Interdependence: Defining Today's Teams
These words are increasingly common in organizations: connection, interdependence, relationships. But in today's organizations, how do we put those words into action? In many cases, the answer is teams. Effective teams are the pivot points for shared work, connections and relationships in organizations.  (more...)

Coaching Teams
In sports, coaching teams is the norm. At work, however, coaching teams is unfamiliar turf for most leaders. "Today's leaders are often expected to coach and develop individuals. Leader coaches will be even more successful if they are able to extend their development and coaching responsibilities to entire teams," says CCL's Candice Frankovelgia.  (more...)

Positive PR: Building Team Support in Your Organization
Being a "team player" is a tough job. Not only do you and your team have to work well as a unit, but you also have to collaborate and interface with numerous other teams and individuals. To pave the way for effective collaboration, teams and team leaders need to build relationships, share information and generate a positive image of the teams' efforts.  (more...)

Know the Signs: Diagnosing Team EffectivenessPremium!
How do you know your team is doing well? By monitoring four key indicators, you should be able to spot problems in your team before they become major disasters.  (more...)

Results of the CCL Poll: Coaching Challenges
In our July 2006 Leading Effectively e-newsletter, readers were asked to reflect on their biggest coaching challenges and the resources they need to tackle them. A total of 218 readers responded to the poll. CCL expert Candice Frankovelgia responds to the findings.  (more...)

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