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Leaders as team coaches? Insights from an Australian study

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Abstract


  • We will draw on recent findings from a study with 580 managers in Australia on team

    coaching from a managerial perspective. Managers who coach their teams are seen as part of the

    team instead of being on a superior level. By using coaching skills, a more collaborative, trusting

    environment is created in which teams feel empowered and engaged, and deliver results. These

    positive outcomes can have a positive impact on team members, the manager and the whole

    organisation. The study also revealed potential shortcomings of the coaching approach e.g. the

    difficulty of balancing coaching with other leadership styles. Future studies should focus on the team

    member perspective as well as comparing individual and team coaching approaches used by

    managers.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Milner, J. & McCarthy, G. (2014). Leaders as team coaches? Insights from an Australian study. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference (pp. 1-14). Australia: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/435

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  • 1

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  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • We will draw on recent findings from a study with 580 managers in Australia on team

    coaching from a managerial perspective. Managers who coach their teams are seen as part of the

    team instead of being on a superior level. By using coaching skills, a more collaborative, trusting

    environment is created in which teams feel empowered and engaged, and deliver results. These

    positive outcomes can have a positive impact on team members, the manager and the whole

    organisation. The study also revealed potential shortcomings of the coaching approach e.g. the

    difficulty of balancing coaching with other leadership styles. Future studies should focus on the team

    member perspective as well as comparing individual and team coaching approaches used by

    managers.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Milner, J. & McCarthy, G. (2014). Leaders as team coaches? Insights from an Australian study. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference (pp. 1-14). Australia: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1442&context=gsbpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/435

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Place Of Publication


  • Australia