Great coaches lead the most productive corporate work teams. These special managers guide their team members to superior performance by conducting regular “coaching conversations” and consistently providing developmental feedback. Drawing from more than five years of research involving 2,000 managers and employees, performance improvement specialist Brian Souza teaches leaders how to engage in regular, constructive discussions with their team members. He believes managers can consistently get more out of their teams if they adopt the right approach. Souza uses a popular business book device – the fable – to create two entertaining, recognizable characters who convey his ideas in a readable, instructive way. All words of wisdom – and silliness – come from the characters, not the author’s direct instruction. getAbstract recommends Souza’s pragmatic advice to aspiring leaders, newly promoted managers and experienced executives – in short, any leader who seeks to elevate team performance.
About the Author
Brian Souza is the founder and president of ProductivityDrivers, a corporate training company that specializes in improving employee performance and organizational productivity.
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4 years agoAwesome and on point summary that made me self reflect and consider changing my management style despite having been using some of the elements already in the material but to using more of the information which is stipulated in this book summary.
4 years agoI really enjoyed this summary. What resonated for me the most is how Coach offered to help if the Supervisor was willing to help others and how it changed the Supervisors perspective entirely. It shows that as a leader , you have to be committed to the development of your people and not just talk about it, but be about it.
4 years agoEye opening summary! Simply engaging with your stakeholders can make such a huge difference.
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