What is your definition of perfection? Perfection in yourself, perfection with your performance, perfection in your team’s performance and perfection in your boss? I paraphrase what Sheldon Bowles, friend of and co-author with Kenneth Blanchard, says about perfection in his foreword to Ken Blanchard’s book Zap the Gaps! : “Perfection exists when there is no […]
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I often get told that managers are expected to coach their direct reports without being given any guidance or tools for doing the coaching. I like to make the distinction between managing and coaching. Managing is typically referred to the way to get tasks done. Managing people is really about leading people to do their […]
What do you think of your role as a coach when aiming to develop people who report to you? Do think that you are a role model, teacher, mentor or disciplinarian?
Benefit 1: Efficiency and productivity improve. Think about your average day. How much hand holding and micro management are you doing? How much time do you spend giving direction and answering questions people should know the answers for? Learning to coach might be the answer.
This year, my leadership focus is going to be on helping managers learn to be effective coaches. We hear more and more about managers being expected to coach their team members. When I ask them what coaching tools they use or how they learned to coach, the answers are avoidant. Well, you are a manager […]