Free Hiring Coaching

Transparent Office

Miki Saxon made a very kind offer to everyone who reads Slacker Manager: a free phone consultat for anyone looking for coaching on how to hire great people. I'd love to offer you some free coaching if you're interested. Here’s what Miki shared with us about hiring in her comment on a recent post : Hi Phil, I think that turnover through no fault of your own is the hardest to accept because there's nothing you can do or change to prevent it.

Coaching Readiness

GattiHR

Coaching Readiness. Is “Coaching Readiness” a Litmus Test for Executive Fitness? Beware of the CEO Who Doesn’t Need Coaching. Most HR and talent professionals would agree that openness to coaching is expected in candidates for senior leadership positions.

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Coaching Employees Is Your Job

Reviewsnap

When a problem arises with an employee that requires a manager to have a discussion with the employee, the manager must become a coach and a counselor. To effectively coach and counsel an employee, keep these things in mind: -Make the feedback constructive and do it in a caring manner. Good managers are good coaches. Every manager has to deal with performance, attitude, behavior or other employee problems.

The Many Benefits of Coaching Employees

Workplace Psychology

Coaching is helping another person reach higher levels of effectiveness by creating a dialogue that leads to awareness and action.” When an employee has the skills and ability to complete the task at hand, but for some reason is struggling with the confidence, focus, motivation, drive, or bandwidth to be at their best, coaching can help.” In the classic coaching book, Coaching for Performance (2009), the late John Whitmore described numerous benefits of coaching.

Mid Year Review Form

Transparent Office

This month I’m working on mid-year reviews for my team, and I thought it might be helpful to share the Mid-Year Review Form I use with my team. I like to keep the meetings at 30-45 minutes, and I like to make things clear, concise, and simple to complete. If you do a good job discussing things the first 6 months of the year on our one-on-one weekly reviews , this form should be very easy to complete.

Mid Year Review Form

Transparent Office

This month I’m working on mid-year reviews for my team, and I thought it might be helpful to share the Mid-Year Review Form I use with my team. I like to keep the meetings at 30-45 minutes, and I like to make things clear, concise, and simple to complete. If you do a good job discussing things the first 6 months of the year on our one-on-one weekly reviews , this form should be very easy to complete.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

The Coach Approach. Managing with Aloha Coaching. Senia.com Positive Psychology Coaching. I admit it, I am addicted to good blogs. by David Zinger. We do not use an extensive blog-roll on Slacker Manager. I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. There was such a positive response with people finding new blogs or rediscovering old blogs that I decided there was good value to offer this list to you. Happy Reading! AAA Employee Engagement Network.

Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps

Reviewsnap

This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in. A coaching assessment tool can be of great assistance inspeeding up this process by identifying the deficiencies of the employee against job requirements. The training plan should take the form of a matrix that shows each employee and the specific type of coaching or training required.

Enhancements Made to ReviewSNAP

Reviewsnap

The new statistics feature will allow you focus in on each specific competency you are utilizing to assess trends, identify persistent performance issues, and develop coaching and training programs based on patterns that may be emerging. This module is expected to be released by early July 2008. Hello ReviewSNAP Friends, We are excited to announce two upcoming enhancements to the ReviewSNAP™ performance management system.

A War for Talent Rant and When Life Throws You a Lemon…Duck!

Transparent Office

I have taught educational psychology at the University of Manitoba for over 20 years, I was also a crisis counsellor, and I was the employee assistance counsellor and career development coach for Seagram Ltd. Watch Out: I am turning sour and moving to action! by D avid Zinger. I can’t be a slacker when I see what is currently going on in our economy and workplaces. I am getting angry and I am choosing to give my anger voice while channeling that energy into constructive action.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

A facilitating management style includes coaching, encouraging, listening and teaching. A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work.

Are you rewarded for managing people?

Transparent Office

Staffs get leaner and leaner, so we want “player/coaches” not just coaches. Wally Bock recently offered three reasons managers don’t do people management. Wally offers three very interesting insights into why: They don’t think it’s their job. They don’t have the tools they need. They won’t deal with the uncomfortable parts.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

The Coach Approach. Managing with Aloha Coaching. Senia.com Positive Psychology Coaching. I admit it, I am addicted to good blogs. by David Zinger. We do not use an extensive blog-roll on Slacker Manager. I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. There was such a positive response with people finding new blogs or rediscovering old blogs that I decided there was good value to offer this list to you. Happy Reading! AAA Employee Engagement Network.

Retire Now at any Age: Zingers Revisited #1

Transparent Office

Tim Cork, a career coach, stated in The Globe and Mail , "if you are fifty-something and you can expect to live into your 80s, you should be thinking of this as half-time and not the beginning of the end.”. Retire Now (Again). by David Zinger. I started to co-write Slacker Manager with Phil Gerbyshak in July 2007. I have written 3 post a week every week for a year. During the next month I will highlight a few of my favorite posts.

Training Won't Always Help

Reviewsnap

Employees who are initially a good fit to a position by meeting acceptable standards for a particular job relative to ability, interests and personality can often be coached and trained to higher levels of performance within that position. Employees that are miscast for their jobs will rarely be able to turn around their performance. Trying to make these employees perform consistently at acceptable levels will be like trying to drive a square peg into a round hole.

Slacker Manager Listed as Top Management/Leadership Blog: Management Lesson Inside

Transparent Office

Another example: October 2007's Golden Slacker winner , Rosa Say, is listed at #9 with Say Leadership Coaching , the front page of her leadership company. According to the editors of HRWorld.com, Slacker Manager is one of the top management and leadership blogs. I am very flattered to count this blog among the great ones, and I do think David and I do a very good job of offering a unique look at management, leadership, and productivity.

Think With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Reviewsnap

A mature manager is able to establish a positive relationship with employees without jeapordizing the ability to be assertive and direct and coach and counsel employees in dealing with performance or attitude problems. It is often difficult to discipline an employee that we like. Some employees have a way of making their way into a manager''s heart which can make the manager''s job difficult when it comes time to deal with problems surrounding that employee.

Managers' Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Reviewsnap

I am effective in coaching my people to higher levels of performance. In assessing a manager''s ability to manage people, we believe it is important for a manager or supervisor to step back and look introspectively at their ability to direct the efforts of others as well as think about the environment they operate within. The following brief questionnaire is for your use in carrying out this type of self-assessment.

Look At Yourself First When Employee Performance Falters

Reviewsnap

When every attempt has been made to coach and assist an employee to higher levels of performance, but it becomes obvious that the employee just cannot do the job, it''s time to deal with that employee either by finding a job they can do well or by by following the prescribed discipline and termination process for your company. When an employee''s performance falls below expectations, the natural reaction is to blame the employee first.

Conduct Effective Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

Having a performance review system in place is important for a number of reasons including: -Enhances coaching and mentoring opportunities for managers and supervisors. And unfortunately there are a lot of managers and supervisors who are just not good mentors and coaches and, therefore, the employee does not have the benefit of correcting performance issues prior to their annual performance reviews.

GROW Coaching Model: The Fascinating Backstory

Workplace Psychology

One of the most popular coaching models in the world is the G.R.O.W. GROW is one of the earliest (perhaps even the original ) business coaching models. THE INNER GAME and THE BIRTH OF MODERN COACHING. Tim Gallwey and his Inner Game method are credited for giving birth to modern-day coaching (Whitmore, 2017). Only then can peak performance be reached” (Gallwey, 2008, p. JOHN WHITMORE, THE INNER GAME, and “COACHING”. Behavioural coaching — the GROW model.

5 Plays From The Scaling Coach’s Crisis Playbook

Trainual

Here are the 5 steps that Process Makes Perfect guest and Scaling Coach founder Bill Gallagher recommends to scale your business in the right direction during a crisis (and seize opportunities along the way): 1. During the last global economic crisis in 2008, Bill took a bold leap of faith and made a radical request of his landlord. The post 5 Plays From The Scaling Coach’s Crisis Playbook appeared first on Trainual.

Performance MANAGEMENT

Working Girl

Employees want more money, more recognition, more career opportunities, more flexibility, better benefits, more autonomy, more coaching, more stock, etc. When you get right down to it, Performance Management is about negotiation. Each side wants something. Management wants employees to work harder, work smarter, work more and moreover, really care about what they are doing so they’ll sacrifice their personal lives for the greater good of the company.

Coaching is a manager’s job

Saberr

And yet, most managers feel that coaching is going above and beyond; that’s it’s not their responsibility. In fact 92% of managers report that coaching is not part of their role expectations. But as the benefits of coaching become more and more evident, the demand for managers to coach their employees is increasing. Why managers should coach Lousy managers create unhappy employees who deliver poor business results. Number 1 is being a good coach.

Why Didn't You Hire Me?

Evil HR Lady

They will not want to do this because it will involve telling you to stop picking your nose and lower your hemline and could you please see a voice coach? A friend of mine asked me this and since I am not in HR, I wanted to get a professional opinion. She had an interview a few months ago, and a couple of weeks later found out she didn't get the job.

What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It From time to time, I have people ask me what a typical day as an HR professional is like. So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. Arrive at the office. Walk in and find fresh bagels and cream cheese waiting for you and your team. "Oh,"

Mindset is 90% of The Game and This Coach can show you why

Thrive Global

In 2008, he got laid off and decided to get back into real estate and by 2014, he was selling over one hundred properties per year and became the #1 RE/MAX agent in Alabama. He self published them and started speaking, writing, and coaching to agents all over the world. What makes Ricky different is that most coaches don’t sell, they just coach. What inspired Ricky to enter the real estate and coaching world was his sheer desire to be the best in the world.

Blocked Personal Learners Don’t See Value in Self-Development

Workplace Psychology

As a matter of fact, “By the time [the Beatles] had their first burst of success in 1964, they had [already] performed live an estimated twelve hundred times ” (Gladwell, 2008, p. Gladwell (2008) reminds us that, “success follows a predictable course. 2008).

Google’s Former Career Coach Recommends This Trick to Boost Employee Engagement

Linkedin Talent Blog

Starting in 2008, Google has conducted extensive research into what makes a great manager. Being a good coach. Knowing how important this is, Google has baked coaching in at every step of its employees career paths, from new Googlers receiving help navigating the culture to executive development training for leaders. This program has been widely successful, with coaching sessions receiving an average employee satisfaction rating of 4.8

Why Organizations Need More Star Followers and Less Yes People

Workplace Psychology

Indeed, most people hold a negative view of followership (Kelley, 2008). However, conversations about leadership must include followership “because leaders neither exist nor act in a vacuum without followers” (Kelley, 2008, p. Kelley (2008), who is credited with pioneering the concept of followership, describes five styles of followership: 1) The sheep: they’re passive and look to the leader to guide & motivate them. 2008).

People with Secure High Self-Esteem Don’t Need or Seek External Validation

Workplace Psychology

What’s more, researchers have also found that even with “high” self-esteem, there’s an important distinction between someone with a stable high self-esteem vs. someone whose high self-esteem is unstable and contingent (Kernis, Lakey, & Heppner, 2008). They “ do not feel a need to be superior to others ; for these individuals, high self-esteem is a given and does not need to be validated on an everyday basis” (Kernis, Lakey, & Heppner, 2008, p.

Hire Conscientious People

Workplace Psychology

According to Robbins (2008), findings from numerous research studies reveal that “only conscientiousness is related to job performance” (p. And these attributes tend to lead to higher job performance in most occupations (Robbins, 2008, p. It’s also not very surprising that individuals low in emotional stability will typically not get hired or, when they do, they usually don’t last very long in their jobs (Robbins, 2008). 2008).

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Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Overwhelmingly, the answer was: trust me with my time, trust me to do my job, and I’ll deliver results, and be a happier employee too (Ressler & Thompson, 2008). ” Employees who were in the pilot program were happier and more productive and they didn’t want it to end (Ressler & Thompson, 2008). You have complete control over your life as long as your work gets done” (Ressler & Thompson, 2008, p. 2008).

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Overwhelmingly, the answer was: trust me with my time, trust me to do my job, and I’ll deliver results, and be a happier employee too (Ressler & Thompson, 2008). ” Employees who were in the pilot program were happier and more productive and they didn’t want it to end (Ressler & Thompson, 2008). You have complete control over your life as long as your work gets done” (Ressler & Thompson, 2008, p. 2008).

Characteristics of a Team and Barriers to Effective Team Functioning

Workplace Psychology

In searching for problems that teams face, I discovered professor Michael West’s (2008) list of barriers to effective teamwork that I believe is better and more comprehensive. Seven Barriers to Effective Team Functioning (West, 2008): 1. Moreover, the tasks that teams perform should be tasks that are best performed by a team” (West, 2008, p. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that interteam cooperation is established and reinforced (West, 2008).

Characteristics of a Team and Barriers to Effective Team Functioning

Workplace Psychology

In searching for problems that teams face, I discovered professor Michael West’s (2008) list of barriers to effective teamwork that I believe is better and more comprehensive. Seven Barriers to Effective Team Functioning (West, 2008): 1. Moreover, the tasks that teams perform should be tasks that are best performed by a team” (West, 2008, p. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that interteam cooperation is established and reinforced (West, 2008).

Conversation Killers: Interrupting/Monopolizing, Minimizing/Discounting, Opposing/Arguing, and Not Paying Attention

Workplace Psychology

In the book, A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees we’re reminded that: “Often, when we listen to someone, we’re only partially listening, because we’re thinking of our reply or judging their comments. We often miss what’s in between their words, or even a key idea” (Emerson & Loehr, 2008, p. 2008). A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees.

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

Indeed, “social isolation [not being alone but one’s experience of feeling lonely] has an impact on health comparable to the effect of high blood pressure, lack of exercise, obesity, or smoking (Cacioppo & Patrick, 2008, p. 2008).

Client Success Story: Weather the Job Search Storms with a Positive Attitude

GetFive

But in 2008, she was ready to get back into the working world as a salaried team member. “It Blog Job Search Success Stories Career Change Career Coaching Career Development Career Management Career Satisfaction Career SuccessWe’ve all experienced a career setback. Maybe you didn’t get the job you wanted or you were laid off due to circumstances beyond your control. But sometimes, these events are just the push you need to make a necessary change.

A Surefire Way to Build Widespread Collaboration Across Your Organization

Conversation Matters

I have found Peer-Coaching to be the most effective answer. It increases collaboration by bringing together small groups of 4-6 employees, in ninety-minute coaching sessions that occur over several weeks. During a ninety-minute coaching session, they have helped each other solve problems, laughed with each other, commiserated together, watched each other improve, and most importantly, discovered that they have learned an enormous amount from collaborating with each other.