In the 21st century, the idea of managing has changed; command and control in leadership is no longer the best way to manage people and lead companies and associations. Coaching is becoming a popular way to think about how to manage. The trendy advice is: Don’t be a boss, be a leader! Don’t be a manager, be a coach! The idea of a leader is combined with being a coach.
Indeed, collaboration and coaching have proven to be the most effective methods for managers to lead. If a manager seeks real long lasting success, he/she surely wants to behave like a leader, not like a boss. Consequently, developing the ability to coach others is a must. Nowadays, it is an essential skill which is required to be a successful manager in order to accomplish long-term positive results.
Nevertheless, what is a manager? Why are managers needed in the first place? What is a coach? What does it mean to be one? And how does it apply in the workplace?