“Most of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to get their work done.”
The skills of coaching are very useful for the modern manager. Being able to hold space and listen, being able to ask pertinent questions and offer suggestions in a constructive way – these things can truly energise staff and help them gain confidence. When this approach is applied to already motivated workers, people can begin to take more responsibility, which then frees the manger from the time-consuming business of micro-management.
Managing highly performing individuals can be similar to the caricature of the manager of celebrities, whereby you provide ...