A new way of leading and of being a manager without being bossy. More important is one´s being rather than one´s doing. Good feedback, concise, nice humour.
Several nice insights that will affect my personality
It gave me a completely different and much better dimension on the whole concept of leadership! Thanks!
After my shadowing, I really noticed a change in the next coaching session I had with a member of staff. We arrived at a solution to a problem that the person had been having for quite a while, and it took only 20 minutes. Talk about efficient use of time! The next day she came up to me and asked to have a word in private. She wanted to tell me how good she had felt after our meeting and how it had lifted her entire evening! It was fantastic. I also got feedback from her during the meeting on what she felt I could be better at. Talk about partnership!
It was really rewarding and efficient. I got perfect feedback that was incredibly useful straight away without having to think about how to make it suit my needs. I just put it straight to use in my staff appraisals. Thank you!
An excellent way of getting constructive feedback on how I behave. It was important for me to see this as training – the more ‘mines’ I hit, the more I learned. Shadowing gave me good, concrete tips to take home about the areas in which my managers, my management team and I can develop.
Instead of being frank and to the point, we´re “nice” to each other so as to avoid awkward or unpleasant situations. This undermines efficiency and jeopartidsis profitability.
A manager´s role is not to know best, but to unleash the competence of others.
If we could change our attitude towards conflicts and learn to embrace them naturally, we would improve our workplaces and, with them, our results.