This guidance recommends extending short coaching deadlines when your directs show that they can meet them, and keeping deadlines flexible based on performance.

The biggest pushback we get to the Manager Tools Coaching Model is, "It feels like micromanaging." It isn't, but we understand the sentiment. Most managers aren't used to setting daily deadlines for their directs' work. Here's how to be more flexible in assigning tasks.

This Cast Answers These Questions

  • How do I set deadlines for my directs' coaching tasks?
  • Can I set longer deadlines than daily or hourly?
  • What do I say when my direct says I'm micromanaging them?

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