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Leaders: You Are Pushing or Pulling Employees

February 27, 2014 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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Attention Leaders:


You're either pushing or pulling your employees! Pulling employees is often the result of leaders who command and demand. Yes, in a sense this can create followers but followers are waiting to be pulled forward and are not truly assisting the leader and the organization as well as the team to push forward. Coaching on the other hand, ask questions, gains perspectives of employee strengths and areas to improve, and ultimately drives performance via activities that push employees forward, thus the need for less pull. We have to redefine what we think good leadership is today. People either want to be pulled or pushed but I can strongly suggest to you employees have their own ideas, specific ways the they feel they can help, and would like to pursue various avenues to assist in creating their own personal worth but help the team and organization as well. Leaders who only command and demand this simply cut people off from participating and mentally feeling good about themselves.


Coaching creates employees who not only want to follow but get getter at doing it along the way!


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Tim Hagen
Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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