Posts Tagged ‘manager as coach’

Leadership is about standing out from the crowd. The Managers are battling their way through the thickets in the forest, cutting a new pathway; adrenaline pumping and sweat flowing.

Don’t bother waiting for the perfect time or conditions, because they will never arrive. (Believe me, I’ve been there many times, I am sure you have also!) Waiting for the perfect time is the perfect excuse for doing nothing!

Watch your language! If you are not specific with your wording, then you are giving yourself permission not to succeed. Other goal killers are words like “I’ll try”, “I’d love to, but…”, “I wish I could do that, but…” I am sure you know where I am coming from with this.

It is up to each person what they do with feedback received, but the worst a Manager can do is “nothing”. This is an opportunity for improvement, it must be taken.

There are various ways to become a Manager. One can work themselves up from the “mailroom”, be hired for their skills and abilities as Manager or bluff their way in…

There is another aspect of effective management and that is the Manager as Coach. These individuals will know the importance of empowering and nurturing their staff. They will understand that in order to get the best from their team, a high level of intuition is required.