Feedback vs. Coaching as a Leadership Tool

So often, “coaching” is used as a buzz term for almost any kind of interaction in the workplace (and everywhere else. Who would have thought there would be such a thing as a “knitting coach”?). The term has been confused, misused, misunderstood and blasphemed. Yet, coaching is hot in the workplace. Executive coaches work with […]

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"Service Leadership" Demonstrated by Local Government Managers

Last week, I attended the Michigan Local Government Manager’s Association annual winter conference. This is a group of professional city, county, township managers, who are appointed by an elected governing body to manage a local government entity. See “Council-Manager Form of Government” for more information. Local government managers are some of my favorite leaders to […]

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