The Late (and Early) Stage Coaching Model Revisited
Last week, we covered at a high-level the Late Stage Coaching model, or the process you go through when having to fire someone. As we noted then, and we'll say again now, this process isn't really a "how to fire someone", but rather, how to develop someone. In most cases, if you follow this model, you NEVER get to the step where you have to fire someone. Now, isn't that an experience we'd all like to avoid?
This week, we review the model in a bit more detail, with some detailed examples to better illustrate the process. The entire review was a bit long, so we broke it into 2 parts, the first of which we'll cover today. We'll follow-on with the second part next week.
Warning: For some of you, this show may sound repetitive. To some degree, it is. If you fully understand the model AND have implemented it, we beg your forgiveness. If you haven't, however, listen on ...
As we discuss at the end of the podcast, we've noted that although many of our listeners really would like to engage in more meaningful discussions on management topics, the blog doesn't lend itself too well to the task. We've attempted to improve the situation by implementing discussion forums on our website. You can find the discussion forums here. We'd very much appreciate it if you would direct your questions and comments to the discussion forums rather than leaving them here on the blog or sending them to us via email. There are an awful lot of good conversations happening, particularly on email, that we would like to share with the broader Manager Tools community. If you have a particular challenge or question for us, it's very likely that others do so as well ... sharing your problems/questions on the discussion forum will allow all of us to benefit and learn!