Wally Bock hosts his first carnival for us, Management Improvement Carnival #104, on the Three Star Leadership Blog. He has long posted his Leadership Reading to Start Your Week and Midweek Look at the Independent Business Blogs that also highlight great posts. Highlights for this carnival include:
- From Mary Jo Asmus: Coaching Others: Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain
“One of the biggest pushbacks I get from those I teach almost always has to do with the time that coaching takes. Admittedly, it can take longer to coach others than to either ignore them or to bark orders. Coaching is a methodology to help people figure things out for themselves, so you can see why it might require more time and effort than other methods a manager could use.”
Wally’s Comment: Mary Jo Asmus is an executive coach who has actually been an executive. How cool is that? She also shares powerfully simple observations and suggestions. In this post, Mary Jo points out why spending time to coach your people is really an investment.
- From QAspire: 5 Ideas To Ensure That Lessons are ‘Really’ Learned
“All improvement depends on lessons you document and what you, as a leader, do about it. If you are a business leader, project leader or an improvement expert, here are five practical things you can do to ensure that lessons are really learned.”
Wally’s Comment: Tanmay Vora says that his QAspire blog is about “practical insights on quality, leadership and improvement. This post is a fine example of his work.