Odyssey Book Club – 3 coaching & team development books to inspire you


Every once in a while, you read a book that changes you – inspiring your career, clarifying your goals, challenging your thinking.  These 3 books are great additions to any reading list, especially for people seeking inspiration for great coaching and team development.



1. Wisdom of Teams – Creating the High Performance Organisation

Examining the value of teams in organisations, this book looks at more than fifty different teams to discover what differentiates various levels of team performance, where and how teams work best, and how to enhance their effectiveness.

(£13.59; amazon.co.uk)



2. Unleashed!: Expecting Greatness and Other Secrets to Coaching for Exceptional Performance

Unleashed” is certain to transform how managers, executives, human resource professionals and organisations approach and practice leadership.Readers of this inspirational work will discover how to: understand what High Performance Coaching is (and is not!), identify the qualities of an effective Leader Coach, recognise their strengths as a coach and what is required in the coaching role .Better understand the coaching process. Participate in the personal growth of others while developing high performance coaching skills Gregg Thompson’s revolutionary approach incorporates the very best processes and practices employed by professional coaches and draws upon his extensive experience in experiential leadership development. Dare yourself and your employees to engage in bold new performance-changing relationships!

(£20.99; amazon.co.uk)



3. The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams

The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams by Gordon Curphy and Robert Hogan (2012) exemplifies the Scientist-Practitioner model for consultants. The book is written in a no nonsense straight forward manner and provides a blueprint for building more effective teams. Is it all revolutionary? No it is not. However, since it is empirically-based, hopefully not all of this information will be new for experts in the field.

(£30.73; amazon.co.uk)