Business Self-improvement

Quote From Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm

Reading this from my book last night! My mind is blown by how he’s created this distinction. Well phrased and how I manage. He said it succinctly and I shall steal it. Take it for yourself too 🙂
We have a peer-coaching program in our company and this methodology/perspective on “coaching the actions, not the person” has made such a difference in how my leadership team interacts with their co-workers. When they take the inherent conflict felt when coaching “the person” out of the situation and get that they are coaching “the actions” of the person, it creates freedom to interact and communicate. It is up to the person being coached to take the coaching and do the work…
Check out the quote below
Interestingly, much of what is good management is being augmented by and will eventually be replaced by technology so that the people in the organization can focus more on leading instead of managing. Our firm has created some executive management automation systems that are already heading down this path. If you then consider that a business is simply “people” doing “activities,” the model supports a familiar notion that you lead people and manage their activities—you don’t manage people. Think of the parenting approach that says you love the child while being tough on their inappropriate behaviors, i.e. “son, you’re good, what you did is bad” versus “son, you’re bad.” It’s important to separate the person from their activities. While continuing to inspire people through your leadership skills, you must also be diligent about holding people accountable to results. In fact, you might have to love someone enough to let him or her go. (I tend to prefer the phrase “freeing up your future!”)
Excerpt From: “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm” by Verne Harnish. Scribd. This material may be protected by copyright. Read this book on Scribd:

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