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I agree with the connection of the words “coach” and “coaching” as metaphors for “manager” and “managing”. When people think of managers, they usually imagine someone who sits behind their desk and gives orders. The people who would describe managers like that probably haven’t had a good manager yet, because if they did, they would realize just how much work they do. They have to be able to multi-task, motivate, realize the strengths and weaknesses of every employee, and then piece it all together so that they can be productive. They also should be personable, so that their employees feel like a person and not just another piece of equipment. When this happens, they are more likely to fix problems
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Unformatted text preview: etc. which improves efficiency. When you think about managers in this way, it is easy to see the connection to a coach. A good coach has to motivate their players, realize which player is best for each position, and who works well with who, and all the other small things that most people never take the time to do. Think about it, whenever someone interviews a successful coach or manager, what how do they usually explain their success? By starting with the basics and working from there. All the small things add up which sets the successful managers and coaches from the others....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course MGMT 370 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Iowa State.

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