Phil Martelli, coach of St. Joseph University men’s basketball team, wrote a book recently called, Don’t Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life. In it he lists the pillars required for creating teamwork.
I was over on the Manager Tools website and listened to a podcast on the importance of coaching direct reports. The hosts explain some of the reasons managers seem to have an aversion toward coaching. They dispel the myth that it takes a tremendous amount of time. According to them, all it takes is 5 minutes per week for each direct report. Click here for more
Have you developed a back-up for your current position? Does your organization have a list of potential up-and-coming leaders to help fill vacant positions? To see how Joe and Wanda tackle the backup question and to get some perspectives on leadership development from Jack Welch and Wally Bock, click here.
There's a review of Hamel's new book The Future of Management over in the Book Club. You can click on the book title to read it after you've watched him talk for a minute about it on the clip below. In the clip Gary Hamel, explains that management has not been 'human enough' and that we need to change how we lead organizations so that they become 'more human'.