by Gary R. Gasaway (USA)

Most successful organisations consist of managers that have great coaching abilities. These managers are considered great coaches because they can motivate, inspire, influence, overcome obstacles, transform risks into rewards, vision into realities, and values into actions. In other words, they use teamwork to lead their people to great results. But before teamwork, there is team building. One must come before the other. For successful teamwork, effective team building must take place.

Let me define teamwork verses team building:

Teamwork is the ability of two or more individuals to work together towards a common vision or goal.

Team building is the foundation that creates teamwork through effective communication, trust, encouragement, mutual respect, enthusiasm, flexibility, positive attitude, and recognising the diversity of individual talents required to accomplish peak performance.

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Source: iCN Issue 19  (Group Dynamics: Team Coaching); pages 17-19

About Gary R. Gasaway

Gary R. Gasaway is an author, keynote speaker, trainer, and a certified professional life coach

As a retired manager from Southern California Edison, Gary used his natural talent for coaching and became a “corporate coach.”  He has previously published: The Coach’s Chronicles – A Journey Through Life’s Trials and Triumphs and The Coach’s Chronicles II – It’s Your Story! Start Writing it! Gary’s third book: The Coach’s Chronicles – Everything Matters will be released in the fall of 2017.

Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organisational Management and a Master of Science in Leadership and Management. Gary is the founder and owner of Conflict Coaching Solutions