The “Player Coach” is someone who manages people who also does the same work as the people they manage. There are many reasons on paper to do that, but here’s what’s really happening …
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- People in the Player Coach role are burnt out and overwhelmed. Companies who continue this are likely to lose top talent.
- People can’t perform both roles well, so they end up focusing on their strengths and comfort level.
- Those who use the Player Coach Model end up taxing the coach over and over again and not building competency in the organization.
- A manager’s job is not to continue to create expert coaches, but to create an organization that is sustainable and replicatable.
- If you’re going to keep a Player Coach Model anyway, then you have to stop having meetings. Stop the meeting madness!
Featured on the Show and Other Notes:
- Please go to my website to see the series of webinars I’m going to be offering for managers, and folks who support their managers, on some key challenges faced when it comes to developing the skills to help your organization perform in your manager team.
- There’s also a new launch coming next year called The Manager Formula. That’s replacing The Core program I currently have and will be an extension of The Core.
- I’d love to hear your thoughts, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org