The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
There is a reason that most sports coaches used to be athletes themselves—it’s difficult to teach what you don’t know yourself.
However, managers must often put on the coaching hat in the office, when training their employees in new skills without having much previous experience with the upcoming project.
As a manager you will have an important and unique role in not only getting results for your department and company, but also in developing the skill-sets, the knowledge and the responsibilities of your team members.
And today, one of the most important of those roles is being a mentor.
If you know your company can benefit from employees that are loyal, responsible and hardworking, you are probably seeking ways to make that happen.
While your hiring decisions do affect the type of candidates that come onboard, your role as a leader doesn’t end after the onboarding process.
Managers are many things – they are employees, employers, supervisors, teammates and coaches.
They answer to their superiors, partners and clients, but most of all, they are responsible for the productivity and loyalty of their team.