The Need of the Hour: Managing vs. Coaching

The Need of the Hour: Managing vs. Coaching by Laura Stack #productivity

"Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference." -- John Wooden, American basketball player and coach. Despite what some people may think, being a manager is no walk in the park. In fact, the combination of mental work, social interaction, project juggling, time management challenges, high pressure, responsibility, and variability makes it among the more demanding types of work any person can take on. The hours are terrible and the stress is inevitable. But if organizations expect to accomplish anything of consequence, they must have managers, from the front line supervisor on up. While a manager may not directly produce whatever it is an organization makes, they do facilitate and organize team productivity, clearing the way for others to … [Read more...]

Productivity Minute Video: Discrepancies Occur When Work is Returned To You

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), talks about the importance of coaching and training to avoid mistakes. (C) 2011 Laura Stack. All Rights Reserved.   … [Read more...]