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Working on a team can be one of the most rewarding workplace experiences, and one of the most difficult. Sometimes teams become broken in the course of their work together....

Some groups are teams, and teams create a unique kind of coaching group. Team coaching can create opportunities for each person to take a step back from their day to day and reflect on themselves and their collaboration, or lack thereof. Coaching can enable teams to put the pieces together. "Great teams do not hold back with one another....They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal."-Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

When an intact team is being coached in a group, they work towards a shared common goal. A secondary focus is their individual development.

Your Emotions Aren't a Problem

Emotions are integral to who we are as human beings, and how we interact in our relationships. All emotions are useful, and especially so when you are willing to consciously notice what you are feeling and choose your actions.

Peer Coaching, aka Side by Side Leadership, is one of my favorite tools for developing leaders who develop others. Today's blog on BeingCoached.com offers insight into the power of the peer coaching process.

Loved our work with librarians yesterday----what amazing coaching skills they are developing! "A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. That includes health information. And mental health information. It's a community space. It's a place of safety, a haven from the world. Neil Gaiman

Being on a team is not without its opportunities for drama. When you get clear about what you want for your team, you have the opportunity to create it--together.