Regardless of the field one is in, we need to be careful about what managers should not say. Our goal: To be an effective manager.
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11 Tips on What Managers Should Not Say
For some some answers, we turn to Barbara Davidson, writing for Headway Capital:
“How would you describe your management style? So much emphasis is put on what divides ‘good managers’ from ‘great leaders.’ Yet, we often fail to notice how one-sided both of these terms can sound in the workplace. Instead, managers are discovering that ‘coaching-style’ leadership brings out the strengths in a team. By focusing on constructive feedback and asking questions instead of giving orders.”
“Research shows that businesses who use coaching techniques towards their employees boost worker engagement and productivity by around 12%. And 4 out of 5 of those on the receiving end of this approach report that they work, communicate, and feel better. With noticeable boosts to their productivity and business management strategies. It’s no wonder coaching is fast becoming the ‘next big thing’ in management methods, with 65% of organizations planning to expand their coaching strategies over the next half-decade.”
With an infographic form, here are 11 tips on what NOT to say to employees from Headway Capital.