We choose to be leaders and by making this choice every leader holds the responsibility of coaching those they lead to maximize their human performance. Jim Collins writes in his book Great by Choice, “The factors that determine whether or not a company becomes truly great, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, lie largely within the hands of its people. It is not a matter of what happens to them but a matter of what they create, what they do, and how well they do it.”
Tip for Leaders: 80% of our time should focus on ensuring our direct reports spend 80% of their time on coaching people to do what they do very well.
Reflect: How do we know when leaders are superior coaches? What does it look like?
Collins, Jim. 2011. Great By Choice. Published by Harper Business. Check for availability at your local independent book store before going to Amazon.
Dr. Janet Pilcher is Executive Leader and Founder of Studer Education, a division of Studer Group, ranked for seven straight years on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Connect with Dr. Pilcher on LinkedIn and Twitter @janetpilcher. For more Leadership Tips by our coaches, visit our website blog at http://studereducation.com/blogs/leadership-tips.
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