Group and Team Coaching offers a new perspective on the `secret life of groups', the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate in groups and teams. Updated with new research and including a wealth of vignettes and case studies, it will be essential reading for coaches who work with groups and teams as well as leaders commissioning coaching; the second edition features new guidance for leaders and managers, an updated introduction and new expanded practical sections on working with teams, working on the phone, and supervising and being supervised.
Christine Thornton uses key concepts from psychology, group analysis and systems theory as well as her own extensive experience to give practical advice, including:
The invisible processes of group dynamics
Pitfalls of team coaching and how to avoid them
How to design coaching interventions
Ethics and supervision.
Christine Thornton is a group analyst and coach who has provided consultation to individuals, teams and organisations for over 25 years. She holds an MSc in Psychology, is a Full Member of the Institute of Group Analysis and an Invited Honorary Member of the Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors and the Association of Coaching Supervisors. Christine is Convenor of the Institute of Group Analysis' training in organisational work, Reflective Practice in Organisations.
1 Introduction: what is group coaching? 2 Learning, holding and exchange 3 Looking deeper: the secret life of groups 4 Eight group factors influencing learning and change 5 Understanding organizations, groups and teams: systems and complexity thinking 6 Team coaching 7 Learning group coaching 8 Supervision groups 8a Supervising in groups 8b The art of being supervised 9 Strategies for tackling problem behaviour 10 Teams and groups that do not work: understanding and tackling dysfunctional patterns 11 Managing beginnings, middles and endings: boundaries of the group Afterword Suggested further reading Continuous professional development in the unconscious dynamics of groups and organizations Frequently asked questions References and bibliography Index