Enhancing Team Effectiveness

Going on a growth mindset journey

By Elisabeth Goodman, 10th August 2020 Have you ever…? Decided that something that you wanted to do was just too difficult? Hit obstacles that have put you off continuing with something that you started? Got depressed or had a sense of failure because something has not worked out? Felt put off by someone being a …

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The manager as coach: micro-management, empowerment or ownership?

By Elisabeth Goodman, 7th August 2020 I hear a lot about micro-management in my work with managers and team members: managers worrying that they are being too directive and “hands on” but finding it difficult to delegate with confidence. Individuals frustrated that they don’t have the level of autonomy that they would like. And I …

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The manager as coach: helping your team find new meaning

By Elisabeth Goodman, 6th July 2020 The pandemic is by no means over, and everyone is experiencing it in different ways and at different paces. Whether your team has just kept going, somehow, or is only just beginning to emerge into a different way of working, two articles in the latest issue of Harvard Business …

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Fostering individual and team learning from outside our comfort zones

By Elisabeth Goodman, 27th June 2020 I enjoyed my first experience of “Coaching in the Workplace, 2020” this week: a joint conference by the Association for Coaching and the Institute of Coaching, delivered this year through a digital platform. I learned about more than can be covered in just one blog, but was particularly drawn …

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Working with diversity in thinking, learning and interpersonal styles

Elisabeth Goodman, 9th May 2020 I’ve been doing a bit of reading and thinking about the impact of diversity in how we think and learn and how this might play out in our interactions with each other at work, or indeed at home. A look at Neurodiversity There is a lot that we can learn …

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Creating a culture of psychological safety – in project and operational teams

By Elisabeth Goodman, 1st May 2020 Psychological safety – definition of the term One of our RiverRhee Alumni reminded me recently of the concept of ‘psychological safety’ in teams.¬† It’s a concept that’s been around for a few years now and is something that is relevant to any team, at any time. It may be …

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The manager as coach: working across generations

By Elisabeth Goodman, 25th April 2020 I’ve been enjoying being a student on the Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching with Barefoot Coaching and the University of Chester. The course has brought me new insights as well as very helpful reminders of the key principles and techniques that go into making us more …

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The manager as coach: visual thinking tools and the wheel of anything

By Elisabeth Goodman, 13th April 2020 Visual thinking tools are something that many of us use in our day-to-day work Readers might remember when Tony Buzan’s mind-maps (Buzan, 2000) were all the rage, and in fact you may use them still for planning out pieces of writing, taking notes at meetings, or revising for assessments. …

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Keeping our personal values in mind in the workplace

By Elisabeth Goodman, 13th February 2020 I am finding some great intersections between my regular reading of Harvard Business Review and my new reading as part of my development as a coach. This blog explores how congruence between our personal values and those of the organisation for which we work can influence how we feel …

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The manager as coach: leadership, management and coaching

By Elisabeth Goodman, 4th February 2020 We had a question during our recent RiverRhee Introduction to Management course about the relevance of learning about leadership skills as part of a management course. (We do have a follow-on Transition to Leadership course.) We believe that the visionary aspects of leadership are valuable ones for managers to …

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