Press Release


Team Magic…11 Magical Ways for Winning Teams
By Iris Clermont
05.01.2011


Start the New Year with a Winning Smile (and a great team!)


The New Year is full of potential and promise for businesses across the globe and managers are being encouraged to start the year off on the right foot by instilling a positive mindset in their teams with a little help from expert coach Iris Clermont and her new book ‘Team Magic’.

Textfeld: “Team away days are great for motivating people, but what happens when they get back to the office and the daily routine?”
Iris, an acclaimed Process Consultant and Team & Executive Coach, has devised 11 simple steps to achieving a winning team which all focus on boosting productivity and generating real team spirit.

Iris believes that the secret of getting people to be happy and motivated whilst at work and not just on team building exercises or away days is lacking from many team development books and programmes currently on offer.

Iris explains, “Many organizations thinking about team building and think of taking everyone off site to get involved with some activities which will help them to bond and work better as a team. That is all very well, but what happens when they get back to the office and the hustle and bustle of the day job?”

During my 20 years coaching and consulting experience on various intercultural projects I met busy, stressed, ‘burned out’ managers and teams, moaning the whole day, not taking responsibility for their own team’s motivation and way of working. I saw team members who did not feel a part of the team and lived in their own space.”

“I experienced a lack of ownership and responsibility, and a lack of knowledge about their own and their teams’ strengths, which prevented them from being able to gain from this awareness. I spent time in meetings where everybody was speaking and nobody listened, without any agenda in place, and silent meetings where nobody dared to say the obvious truths.”


“It’s crazy that so many teams are failing to deliver the goods, when with just a few tips to exercise, they could work together much better together and enjoy it too,”
says Iris.



About Iris Clermont

Author of Team Magic... 11 Magical Ways for Winning Teams

Iris Clermont is an influential business coach, mumpreneur and author.

During the last 20 years, Iris Clermont has been travelling and working in 20 different countries around the world and working as part of a virtual team or performing team coaching, executive coaching and process and business consultancy as a combination, mainly in the telecommunications area for corporate companies.

In 2008, she started her own coaching plus consulting business and wanted to share her experience by writing her latest book ‘Team Magic’ (£x.xx, Ecademy Press.)

In her 20 years she has gained an impressive client roaster which includes blue chip companies such as; T-Mobile International, O2 U.K. Telefonica, Vodafone,T-Mobile, Orange, Elisa, Porta, 3GIS and Mobilcom in Switzerland.

As well as being a successful business woman and releasing a book, she is also a single mother of three reliable and self-sufficient teenagers. She loves music and sports and participated this year in her first public triathlon. She also sings in a choir and plays the traverse flute to manage her own work–life balance.

"Whoever smiles instead of rioting is always the stronger one." This is not just a wisdom that has accompanied her all her life, but also the best indication of the success of a coaching plus consulting project.

For her, a project is successful only when her business partner is fully satisfied with each step and with the results, and each employee can use the new insights in his working life and furthermore in his private life. This success is evident in the smiling faces.

No amused or ironic smile is intended. But the contented smile of people who reach their personal and professional goals and both are in line with each other. The smile of employees working effectively, like the ‘Team Magic’ in the last chapter of this book, with fun and as one team, is her best motivation.

 

 

 

FAQ’s

Who is this book written for?
This book is written for managers, for team leaders and for team members who are open minded and want to change their habits and be a part of or lead the ‘Best’, ‘Dream’ or ‘Magic’ Team.

What is your intention for this book?

My intention and motivation to write this book was to share my insights from the coaching and consulting experiences I gained in the past 20 years from different intercultural projects. I want to show options and alternatives to work together with a positive mindset, with trust and respect and with attentive listening at each other.

How did those projects inspire you to help others?

During those projects I met busy, stressed, ‘burned out’ managers and teams, moaning the whole day, not taking responsibility for their own team’s motivation and way of working. I saw team members who did not feel a part of the team and lived in their own space. I faced a lack of ownership and responsibility, and a lack of knowledge about their own and their teams’ strengths, which prevented them from being able to gain from this awareness. I spent time in meetings where everybody was speaking and nobody listened, without any agenda in place, and silent meetings where nobody dared to say the obvious truths. With just a few tips to exercise and to pay attention to, teams could work together much better.

In your book you mention the 11 steps, what are they and how do they help?

  1. Have a positive attitude
  2. Take time to prioritise
  3. Step into the shoes of others
  4. Discuss uncomfortable issues
  5. Focus on people’s strengths
  6. Have a clear agenda
  7. Learn from successful virtual teams
  8. Look beyond your horizons
  9. Start by respecting and trusting yourself
  10. Stop political games yourself
  11. Open up to others

Each of these 11 magic ways is written to give you a great opportunity to widen your perspective and to encourage you to live your business life so that it is best for you, for your company and for your team. This book is meant to open you up to review and to rethink your own values and goals and to grow your soft skills from wherever you are right now to wherever you can imagine yourself being.

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