Leadership...through the eyes of a coach...Alan Booth

Monday, November 23, 2009

A QUESTION YOUR MANAGER NEVER ASKS

Based on the 146 responses to my LinkedIn question to corporate managers I surveyed on October 8, 2009, I have only one suggesion: managers would greatly benefit from asking a similar question of their people.

The question: What one thing do you need from your manager (not currently getting) to be more effective at your job?

Results:

87% Greater Engagement
.......[44%] More time to be mentored, coached, solve problems, strategize
.......[25%] Regulary feedback
.......[18%] Recognition - "It matters more than $$$ sometimes"
13 % Clear expections and goals - greater focus on priorities

This is really not new information. However, it certainly reinforces the need for leaders to make time for what their people need to be successful!

Having that dialogue can be challenging - doing it as part of one's leadership style takes time.


 
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