Manager as Controller VS. Leader as Coach

Traditionally, managers have been seen as controllers.  In the new workplace, creative leaders are accepting the challenge of learning to behave as coaches with their associates. By learning new skills and successfully replacing many of the traditional controlling habits with new coaching competencies, leaders can develop associates with greater initiative, confidence, creativity, accountability and productive capacity.          Controlling...

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Trust Matters!!

When it comes to leading and coaching others, the process becomes infinitely easier when trust between the coach and the coachee is present in the relationship. So, what is trust? We all know when we have it and when it works or doesn’t, but it can be hard to define. Let’s try this definition: Trust exists when an individual believes that the actions of another will be consistent with prior expectations and promises, and that these actions will...

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