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Set and accomplish goals . . .

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Harness the power of teamwork . . .

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Qualifications . . .

 
 

 

What people are saying …

Paul Edelman is a thoughtful and deeply insightful coach. I’ve had the privilege of working with him in two capacities. First, I worked with Dr. Edelman as an executive coach in my role as Head of People Insights & Experience ...
 

NEWS

Paul recently attended the International Coaching and Leadership Forum (ICLF) in Boston where he joined other Fellows of the Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital Institute of Coaching (IoC) for their annual professional development and networking event. Several successful CEOs joined the forum to describe their own experiences with coaching and tell how coaching had benefited them and their organizations.

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Expediting Team Development at MIT

My last post suggested that analyzing context is the first step in effective problem-solving and decision-making, especially when you face complex or ambiguous problems. Once you understand the context and are clear on the results you want, you are ready to design a process to achieve those results.  This post shows how a new process led to gains in team performance at MIT.


Essentials of Effective Teamwork

In his bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni uses a fable to highlight five elements essential for effective teamwork (attention to results, accountability, commitment, productive conflict, and trust). Lencioni’s fable features Kathryn, a gifted CEO who combines skills from her days as a schoolteacher with lessons learned from her basketball-coach husband. She takes the reins of a dysfunctional executive team. Within a year, she whips them into shape through a series of off-site, team-building retreats and other interventions while demonstrating self-awareness, assertiveness, and leadership skill.