The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
A manager is many things – an employee, a colleague, a supervisor, a friend and a coach.
A coach’s job is to motivate and empower their team to succeed in whatever it is they set out to do.
Every manager knows that all employees are not created equally.
There are your highest performers, those who are self-motivated, goal-driven and on top of their game, the employees that need a lot more help, and those in between.
While micromanaging has been proven in study after study to demotivate employees, the opposite of that is not leaving your staff to fend for themselves.
Leaders need to find a healthy balance between managing their staff to empower them and looking over their shoulder every step of the way.
Training is a constant task for any manager; in addition to educating new employees about the organisation’s procedures, innovation and change also demand that existing employees be trained on a fairly consistent basis.
What is frustrating for many employers is that traditional training sessions don’t seem to work for employees, as they either tune out completely, or focus on their mobile devices instead of listening to the material presented.
While not all managers practice this, part of their professional role is to coach their employees.
While a manager does assign tasks and keeps track of due dates, she should also act as a motivator and teacher to the staff, encouraging them to do the best they possibly can. Learn More
Managers often wear many different hats at the job. Not only do they have to manage their own workload, but they need to also track the work of their underlings.
A great manager takes it upon him or herself to coach employees to be the best they can be. However, not all supervisors are good coaches. The good news is that these skills can be learned, and managers should start training in how to be good coaches with this guide.