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Leading Teams: Tools and Techniques for Successful Team Leadership from the Sports World by Paolo Guenzi, Dino Ruta

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Chapter 5

The Team Leader as Coach

Team Coaching

In this chapter we'll explore the relationship between the coach and the team in a sports context, specifically focusing on the coach's role in motivating team members.

A key component of team leadership is team coaching—that is, “direct interaction with a team intended to help make coordinated and task-appropriate use of their collective resources in accomplishing the team's work.”1

Three different forms of team ­coaching impact team performance.

Three different forms of team coaching impact team performance (see Figure 5.1):

  • Motivational coaching, which serves to enhance the individual and collective efforts of team members and the team as a whole.
  • Consultative coaching, which aims to find the ...

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