These two terms, manage and coach, are frequently used synonymously. Yet in the workplace, manager and management represents a place in the hierarchy. Coaching represents a job function related to management positions as they manage people. So why are managing and coaching used as equals? Because there is an expectation of managers to coach their
The controversy over “the best generation” is here to stay. There may not be much you or I can do about it on a social or cultural level. No one person is ever going to be correct. Each opinion is just that, an opinion. Discussions like this are fine between friends, between family. However, if
There is one phrase that holds teams and organizations back more than anything else. That phrase – “It’s how we’ve always done it.” In fact, most people have heard that in their family before they even made it into the workplace. Tradition has a place within companies, families, and organizations. Yet tradition is not a
Employee engagement, if left unattended, it will decline at a rapid rate. Employee engagement, if nurtured and focused on, will expand and improve at a rapid rate as well. So how do you create a high engagement culture? You create high engagement using three main areas: Strengths – Identify your peoples strength to put them
For starters, teamwork can help make the dream work, that’s for sure. Let’s take a step back and look at the teamwork aspect for a moment. One or more individuals play specific and different roles on a team. As a result, leaders assume each player is playing the role they are best at. One thing
Often times it can feel like you are working and being as productive as possible. Getting things done at max capacity and crushing your to-do list. Yet how often do you check-in to see if you are being as productive as possible? Perhaps you could be more productive doing something else. Because it is important
When was the last time you asked your team members if they felt valued? 🗣What was their response? Did they pause and stumble or were they clear and able to provide an immediate response? Their response is how you can tell if you have ever asked, if you communicated their value, and do both regularly.
Much needed vacation throws you off your nutrition plan. Last minute work trip derails your morning routine. The bad news phone call stops us in our tracks. We have all been there. Some more often than we imagined. So what do we do, regardless of what life event happened, to get back in our groove?
The idea of having to have a difficult conversation with an employee, or anyone for that matter, can be scary. Many calls I get from clients involve some form of an attempt at avoiding conflict. Usually after the conflict has gone on far too long already. There are two steps you can use to handle
I get it, on social media, there are trends and themes that have stood the test of time. That said, why not buck the throwback trend and instead throw it forward? Example – Instead of throwing it back to an event in the past, throw it forward to a goal you have set in the