Coaches Save Talented, Troubled Manager
September 17, 2013
If you have problem managers, consider hiring an executive coach to help them. This outside intervention is particularly valuable for managers who:
Are technologically talented but have poor interpersonal skills;
Don’t communicate well with their people and/or have difficulty “empowering” them; and
Have 75% of what it takes to get to the next level and can attain the missing 25% with some outside intervention.
In a few cases, a senior manager has a significant deficit – he’s arrogant, he’s overbearing – and the CEO or other senior company leader delivers an ultimatum: “We won’t tolerate your behaviour. Get help – we’ll pay for it – or get out”.
Executive coaching, which is part of the trend to invest in people, pays off. If your good people get better, even much better, it’s a triple win – for the manager, the people he manages, and for your organization.
- Adapted from Lisa Lee Freeman, Investor’s Business Daily