Keys to Being a Co-Manager

I am finding that more and more organizations are assigning managers to a new role these days that is being called  a “co-manager”. A “co-manager” shares a staff with another co- manager.  Each co-manager may have some separate responsibilities and some that overlap. The 2 co- managers are usually charged with managing a shared team…

“Johari Window” Revisited

The Johari Window is a useful model about communication, originally named after its inventors Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham. Though this model has been around since 1955, it still has relevancy to help us understand human communication and build deeper relationships.  It graphically divides interpersonal communication into 4 quadrants:   Open SelfInformation about yourself that…

Are you Coachable?

To be a good coach to others, it is necessary to be extremely coachable yourself.  Many managers or leaders think they are “coachable” when in reality they are not. Rate yourself as “extremely coachable” if you can give yourself a 10 (with 10 being the best in a 1-10 scale) on the following attributes: How…

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

I have coached many individuals to work on becoming  “Strategic Thinkers” versus being stuck in the details. Paul Schoemaker, founder of Decision Strategies Internationa,l has written a concise 6 point article which highlights the 6 things that strategic thinkers do really well.  They are: Anticipate Think critically Interpret Decide Align Learn Follow this link for…