When my first son was a toddler, he had toys with lots of pieces. I put all the pieces from each toy or game into its own separate bucket so I could be organized. As he grew, my boy was very cooperative about only playing...Read More
Bringing Coach-Style Leadership to the Organization
Asking, Empowering and Guiding
“You manage things; you lead people.” – Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
We distinguish the traditional managerial culture as being grounded in deep background commitments to CONTROL, ORDER and PREDICTION (COP) and a coaching culture as characterized by new commitments to ACKNOWLEDGE, CREATE and EMPOWER (ACE). (Coaching and the Art of Management, Evered and Selman)
Coach-style leadership may not be easier than the traditional style of management, but it IS more effective. It generates buy-in and engagement from employees. It creates a higher level of productivity. It results in a sense of partnership that allows employee to grow and thrive in their positions. Read Leader As Coach.