Article, originally published in German, in: OrganisationsEntwicklung. Zeitschrift für Unternehmensentwicklung und Change Management

"Systemically considered, a cat and a tiger are pretty similar – however, you would do best to treat them quite differently!" This metaphor by the British historian Robert Conquest succinctly summarizes the challenge of team coaching at the top: Top management teams are an exceptional species. Successful coaching work with these teams, is critically dependent not only on recognizing their unique characteristics, but also on turning them into key levers for team development.