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Managers as Coaches, Part II: How Coaches Listen

August 18, 2015   

I hope the first article in this managers as coaches series drove home the first important point I wanted to make, which is that coaching is the approach in which your managers should be trained to bring out the best of all employees. But if you’re like many, you may still be wondering exactly what’s […]

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Managers as Coaches, Part I: Why Coaching?

August 18, 2015   

As a talent management professional, you know how important it is to make sure the managers in your company have the skills to bring out peak performance from their direct reports. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here: Your middle managers are the key to your organization’s successful future, but they’re overburdened […]

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Workplace Emotional Traps, Part IV: Managing Down and The Decision

August 13, 2015   

In this fourth and final installment in the series about emotional traps in the workplace and what you can do about them, I take a look at what authors Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster have to say in Working with You is Killing Me about managing down as well as asking the ultimate question: Should […]

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Workplace Emotional Traps, Part III: Managing Up and Extreme Bosses

August 13, 2015   

In this third installment about workplace emotional traps based on the book Working with You is Killing Me, I’m taking a look at what authors Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster recommend in terms of dealing with your higher-ups in the form of supervisors, managers, and bosses. The most important thing to understand about inept higher-ups […]

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Workplace Emotional Traps, Part II: Constraining Roles and Fatal Attractions

August 13, 2015   

In this second of the four-part Workplace Emotional Traps series, I’ll be sharing some thoughts from authors Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster about the roles you play at work, especially the constraining or confining ones you don’t really want, and what to do about relationships with coworkers that start out just fine but seem to […]

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