In business, every day is game day and coaching happens in real time. The best managers are constantly coaching, and there are better and worse ways to go about that coaching.

Listen in as Larry Sternberg, Kimberly Shirk and I move in and out of sports and business examples to discuss questions like these:

  1. How many areas for improvement should you focus on at once?
  2. Should you shoot for perfection or progress?
  3. How does the quality of your relationship with people impact your ability to be an effective coach?
  4. How can being an expert actually hurt your ability to effectively coach people?
  5. Which should you study to improve performance the most: past successes or past failures?
  6. What’s the best kind of feedback and how often should you provide it?

On all our podcasts and blog posts, you have an opportunity to talk back to us through comments and emails. We hope to hear from you! Until next time, manage to make a difference every day!

+ Larry Sternberg, J.D. and Kim Turnage, Ph.D.


This post highlights Chapter 15 of Managing to Make a Difference (Wiley), a handbook for hitting the sweet spot of middle management. Click here to see posts on previous chapters. Next up: Optimize Fit. Connect with Kim Turnage and Larry Sternberg on LinkedIn to see their latest updates.

 

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