The Manager as Coach

The Manager as Coach

Book - 2007
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In theory, managers serve as guides, directors, decision makers, and energizers for their employees. Unfortunately, few managers have, themselves, been trained in the skills and techniques to get the best results from their employees, and managerial styles can run the gamut from permissive-but-ineffectual to aloof to autocratic. In The Manager as Coach, the authors focus on the key purposes of coaching--improving individual performance, solving problems, and securing results--in order to address the challenges of effective management head-on. Dispelling popular myths and misconceptions about coaching as a passing fad or a collection of superficial motivation techniques, they offer practical tools for mastering the skills of effective coaching to the benefit of employees and the organization, identifying four primary roles that managers--as coaches--play on a regular basis: trainer, career advisor, strategist, and performance appraiser. Featuring diagnostic exercises, worksheets, and a listing of resources, The Manager as Coach will help readers develop the qualities and skills to align individual and organizational goals and forge dynamic, productive relationships.
The manager's guide to developing exceptional coaching skills, to support employees--and deliver results.

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Jerry Gilley (organizational performance and change and human resource studies, Colorado State U.) and Ann Gilley (management, Ferris State U.) focus on performance coaching and describe how a manager plays that particular role. They define its nature and purposes, and detail the roles and responsibilities of types of coaches: trainers, strategists, performance appraisers, and career advisors. Important skills, practices, and the process of coaching are then detailed. Some checklists and forms are included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007
ISBN: 9780275992903 (alk. paper)
027599290X (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 658.3124 GIL
Characteristics: viii, 142 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gilley, Ann Maycunich

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