Drawing on the historical examples of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs, the offer proposes that the “Player-Coach” leadership model provides a unique environment in which leaders foment success by leading by example while providing enough top-down structure to keep workers productive and provide coherent direction. In addition, the “Player-Coach” benefits from engaging in creative discussion with those working under him and hones his skills through practical experience, rather than viewing problems entirely from a management perspective.
- A player coach is a hybrid, almost like a “LEAD” position. Doing a lot more with scheduling and paperwork. But still goi gn out in the field to see whats up.
- They key to learning how to balance the 2 roles is to start maticulously tracking time to see what youre doing with your day.
- If you do well at balancing the two. You will start to see more competent and able people start to come around you. and want to work with you.
“And as you might imagine, if you’re not actually tracking where your time goes, you might be poorly balanced between ‘player’ and ‘coach’ activities (and not even know it).”