Tag: coaching

Do you want bosses or leaders? Getting the most from managers

Bosses come in various forms. Some rule with an iron hand, others take instructions from on high and then make sure the orders are carried out by underlings, and others truly inspire everyone on their team. It’s not surprising that an inspiring manager is likely the most effective, but it’s up to the HR department […]

Lessons from Lombardi—The 8-Hour Session

Over the weekend, I was watching a piece on legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi. The documentary chronicled Lombardi’s life growing up in Brooklyn through his storied years as a championship coach with the Packers. As a Packers fan, I’ve read biographies on Lombardi and other books that have discussed the man and his […]

Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow—The 4 Stages of Developmental Coaching

By Anthony Di Bratto The Goal One talent management goal of every HR manager in every business is to develop current employees into the next wave of company leaders. How do they do this? Every manager has his or her own approach, but consistent among all managers is some form of developmental coaching.

7 lessons for better managers from Alabama coach Nick Saban

by Dan Oswald Some of you might get tired of my use of sports stories to illustrate good management, but when I see something like the recent 60 Minutes piece on University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, I’m struck by the parallels between coaching a sport and managing people. In the end, people are […]

Consistency counts

One of the traits I think is important in a leader is consistency. It’s not always easy to assess in job candidates, but it certainly shows itself (or not) over time. Webster’s defines consistency this way: “steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.” A consistent leader has a steadfast adherence to the same […]

‘Helicopter parents’ of young employees soaring into the workplace

Not so many decades ago, a vocal segment of the youngest members of the adult population warned their peers to never trust anyone over 30. They were eager to leave the nest and make the world their own. But today, not so much — at least among a noticeable group. Human resources professionals are noting […]

Sticky Problems With Employees Out on Family Leave

  Basic FMLA/CFRA compliance is hassle enough, but employees keep finding new ways to make it just a little bit harder. Today, answers to tricky “during leave” issues…because “out of sight” is not “out of mind.”