In this koob, you will learn how to supercharge engagement and productivity by becoming a Connector manager, with transformative effects throughout the entire organization.
You will also discover:
Superior coaching practices that are key to successful management
Four management styles that can help or hinder your company
The Connector manager style is the best practice model
How to create and recruit Connector managers
Ways to spread the Connector manager style across your organization
Manager development is a top priority at many companies. However, research shows that being a manager is becoming harder. As employees' jobs become more complex and diffuse, the challenge for managers also increases. Managers today often feel constantly overwhelmed. This leads to an approach of always "winging it" and never feeling that they have what they need to succeed in helping and developing their staff. Add breakneck technological change and before long manager priorities often quickly devolve into just surviving the day.
Jaime Roca and Sari Wilde have been advising Fortune 500 companies and top executives for over twenty years. Their Connector manager approach offers the coaching and development needed while simultaneously giving relief to time-pressed managers. The key is not to try to be everything to everyone but to be an expert in sizing up needs quickly and delegate them effectively.