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THE MANAGER AS COACH

THE MANAGER AS COACH In the current economic climate, companies are increasinglyrealizing that their management style has to change.Downsizing has resulted in less opportunities forpromotion and managers must be able to motivate their staff and enablethem to develop in their jobs. The existing management paradigm focusesheavily on control, order and compliance, with the consequence thatpeople become objectified, measured and expended. Looks at the manageras coach and explores the importance and benefits of creating a strongrelationship between manager and employee, what makes a good manager andthe cultural changes necessary within an organization to bring thisabout successfully. The importance of staff empowerment is discussed andthe argument put forward by experts Evered and Selman that coachingskills are not just part of the range of tools that a manager must haveat his or her disposal, but are more important than any other managementskills. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/00197859210009702
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Abstract

In the current economic climate, companies are increasinglyrealizing that their management style has to change.Downsizing has resulted in less opportunities forpromotion and managers must be able to motivate their staff and enablethem to develop in their jobs. The existing management paradigm focusesheavily on control, order and compliance, with the consequence thatpeople become objectified, measured and expended. Looks at the manageras coach and explores the importance and benefits of creating a strongrelationship between manager and employee, what makes a good manager andthe cultural changes necessary within an organization to bring thisabout successfully. The importance of staff empowerment is discussed andthe argument put forward by experts Evered and Selman that coachingskills are not just part of the range of tools that a manager must haveat his or her disposal, but are more important than any other managementskills.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1992

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