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The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools MP3 CD – MP3 Audio, Dec 27 2016
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The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader.
The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures - and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict.
Inside these minutes you'll find concrete guidance on:
- Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more
- Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals
- Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism
- Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams
There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.
About the Author
Elena Aguilar is the author of The Art of Coaching, The Art of Coaching Teams, and the forthcoming, Onward: Cultivating Resilience in Educators (2018). She is the founder of Bright Morning Consulting and lives in Oakland, CA., with her husband and son.
- ASIN : 1536628999
- Publisher : Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (Dec 27 2016)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 9781536628999
- ISBN-13 : 978-1536628999
- Item weight : 99 g
- Dimensions : 16.51 x 1.59 x 13.97 cm
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I had to make an exception to my review laziness for this book. I think I can start by saying that I have now read two Aguilar books and have the others on my nightstand waiting for me.
This book is a must-use resource for anyone who supervises other people and wants to ensure the success of their team. Full disclosure: this is not an easy read because it forces you to think and take a hard look at yourself (even and especially the stuff you don't love)... no one wants to do that... But it also provides concrete strategies and tools to help you grow as a manager.
The book is theory and strategy combined which is a rare find. There is also a website with supporting documents and tools AND regular online courses and webinars that help you fine-tune and practice the skills you are learning.
This is not a one-time read-through. It is a reference you can go back to time and again to go deeper and grow more.
I can say that I will be using many of her strategies this year to shape and focus all our big project teams and strategic planning work we have going on!
I would highly recommend this book if you are working with a team and you are feeling stagnant or uncertain. It will help you not to become like Elena, but the best person you can be in your position.