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The author shows how managers in education can contribute to school improvement, and focus on the essential personal and practical management skills needed to instill a positive team culture.

Coaching for Better Team Performance
Coaching for better team performance

Coaching is … about really paying attention to people – really believing them, really caring about them, really involving them.

(Peters and Austin, 1986)
Introduction

Downey (2001) illustrates the nature of the coaching process by pointing out that: ‘in the sixteenth century, the English language defined coach as a carriage, a vehicle for conveying valued people from where they are to where they want to be’. Coaching has, for some time, been actively used in a business environment in the context of raising performance. The belief here is that the ability to raise the performance of staff and seek long-term goals for them to work towards is an important element of being a good team leader. This chapter helps ...

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