Entries by JeffMott

Coaching Tip of the Week:  Will your high-performing employees make high-performing managers?

March 26, 2015 It’s not uncommon for organizations to promote employees to manager positions with the assumption they will perform well as a manager based on their performance as an individual contributor.  As you can guess, this is not always the case.  There are fundamental differences in the way you should approach the work of being a manager […]

Coaching Tip of the Week:  What is the job of a manager?

March 12, 2015 I’ve known many managers who believe their job is to give orders to ensure work gets done at any cost, including the expense of alienating their workforce.  It’s not uncommon that managers believe they are required to demonstrate their power and authority so their employees know they are in control.  You may […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Healthy Company Culture

February 25, 2015 Every company has a culture or a ‘personality’ that defines what the company, from an employee perspective, is like to work for. This company culture can either fuel its success or it can damage it, leading to the company’s failure. Successful companies know that it takes more than just creating a new strategy […]

Coaching Story: Asking the Right Questions

January 28, 2015 While coaching a Director in a small company last year for improved time management skills, I recognized her frustration and she admitted it was attributed to her lack of planning.  In addition, she noted the company’s Board of Directors had asked her to triple the company donations in the next year and […]