Get Into The Game People Managers And Act Like A Coach!

Get Into The Game People Managers And Act Like A Coach!

Do you ever wonder why professional athletes have coaches? After years and years of playing their sport at the highest levels you would think they know everything there is to know. That could not be farther from the truth. Every professional athlete knows that a great coach can take their game and their team to new levels. Great coaches leave a mark that lasts forever. So why doesn’t that apply in the world of business? Coaches coach to get the most out of their players which results in winning. Why don’t all people managers in business do the same? The root cause begins with a skewed perspective of role priorities for people managers. Some will say it is all about the numbers. If you don’t hit your numbers nothing else matters. In situations like this they may hit their numbers every once in awhile but they also experience high turnover and inconsistent performance which brings it’s own set of issues. The best and most successful people managers that I have worked with or met have 3 simple priorities: 1) Deliver Plan on Budget 2) Focus on People Development 3) Do #1 and #2 the “Right Way” Deliver plan on budget is pretty self-explanatory. The numbers are the numbers. Doing business the “Right Way” is all about staying true to your company values, following a strict code of ethics and acting with integrity and honesty. The People Development priority is more complex. Companies that believe in investing in their people have these 6 formal processes in place for their people managers to follow: 1)Recruiting and Hiring It all starts here....