We’re busy managing by Helen Tracey

Very happy to see my guest blog published on People Performance Potential today! Thanks to David Goddin of @ChangeContinuuum for enabling me to share my thoughts as part of this great series!

People Performance Potential

Welcome to the eigth guest post in this series responding to the statement that “There is no such thing as Management”.

Today’s post comes from Helen Tracey (@HRPotential). It’s another great piece of writing full of challenge & perspective – I particularly like Helen’s point about cult status. What do you think?

We’re busy managing

A few years ago I was sent on a course to teach managers how to be leaders.

The content focussed on numerous ways of categorising staff, such as according to their motivation type or communication style. Although learning these techniques was interesting, and useful to varying degrees, I feel most of us came away disappointed. Did all the effort and investment transform us into great leaders? Frankly, the answer was no.

It wasn’t long ago that the word leader was confined to the highest echelons of political parties or movements. Leadership as a…

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