Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Manager as Coach - Active vs. Passive Management

Focus: Management Success, New Management Roles

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Manager as Coach
Active vs. passive management
Wc: 179 
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The most effective relating style I’ve seen is that of coaching.  In its purest form, a coach is described as one who tutors, instructs or trains; one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and directs team strategy.  The action verbs included above paints a picture of a manager who is proactive, consciously involved with a team member or for our discussion an employee.   
I believe to have highly productive teams; teams need managers who are coaches, who are strategically active in facilitating targeted outcomes.
So ask yourself:    

-    Do you see yourself as a coach?   
-    Have you adapted that role in your mindset?
-    Do you demonstrate a coaching relating style when working with members of your team?
-    Do your team members feel “coached”, parented or dictated to?  

I recommend that you create a plan on how you will develop the qualities associated with effective coaching.  It’s not only a good career management strategy, but also could help avoid or address some negative team challenges. 

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