Axel Zein promotes a new way we manage businesses today: think of business as a sport. In sports, the team is decisive; the team with the best players usually wins. And sports are fun. So what qualifies a manager to be the perfect coach for his team?
Who is doing the work in a normal company? It is not the CEO, not the managers but the engineers, the guys on the shop floor and the sales reps. They are the players on the ield. A manager is supposed to be their coach. But we are not educated to be coaches. During our careers we usually encounter a couple of really bad bosses, many mediocre managers and only a few outstanding ones.
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No amount of talks like this , however informative , could change the predatory corporate culture .
The only way to deal with sadistic , belittling condescending bosses is to give them a taste of their own medicine :-
A KPI system which measures them not just with profits , but with workers' satisfaction and productivity
Well said, Dr. Zein. Even we believe that great managers are those who create a purpose and inspire people to work. Unfortunately, two-thirds of the managers don't do this and for them motivating employees is only about appraisals. Is there any way this can be changed?
Five years later, Dr. Zein's topic and main points are more applicable today than ever. Thought leadership has risen as a prominent topic and the acceptance of failure is so important for future creativity and innovation. Concepts articulated and comparisons to sports are also very relevant: High Performance Culture, Individual performers that are visible to all, true training & learning should be continuous, true leaders and celebrations!
I loved the contents and research of Dr. Axel Zein. Marvelous learning experience via this video. For a sustainable quality of any organization and leader there must be a source of Inspiration and Dr. Zein has showed very beautifully. Bravo..... from Kuwait.
A boss want the staff to be his deputy so the staff can work his work while the boss sits makes money doing other thing without rewarding the deputy. Is it fair to the staff? Now a staff just so lazy to work coz she know they can easily find another job with better pay and doesn't perform her KPI and never care the less. Is it fair to the owner? This are troubles of an owner and a staff experience...High staff turnover because staff want high salary but give poor performance you give them what they want still same poor perfomance. The staff with high performance never get rewarded but squished by the boss to perform more becuz other staff doesn't perform. So question how do you solve such things in HR? Is the boss or the staff?
The weak will earn my supreame enchilada recipie. it involves of brilliant fools. when the the simple color is what?
My blood spurs myths, my mind destroys them,, My heart makes legends, Your science never understands spirit.
Nope. Not even close. A manager/boss is responsible for a lot of money that isn’t their own. They have to manage a lot of adults from all kinds of backgrounds with different work ethics in order to meet the needs of the business. Management is not personal, being a parent is personal. Managing requires tons of patience, like being a parent, but managers also have to get rid of people and promote people with an purely based on performance with an objective and non-biased attitude. I certainly hope that is not what parenting is...
bravo! I am glad I overcame the initial "pfff" reaction to this talk and listened to the end with maximized attention. the observations of M.Zein in fact verbalized my own impressions. I am infinitively grateful to my managers, who had forever set the threshold of good management for me. and what a pleasure it is to work for a good manager - a honor and privilege, a challenge and desire. I wish everyone to appreciate your good managers and give your work all you've got during your working day. thx.
Job, fear, team, manager, trainig, the players on the field, sports.... and our high performance culture! But what mostly impressed me were your English and body language, which create a perfect "captatio benevolentiae" for our society. Hut ab! O Captain! My captain!...
Sir, as wise and intelligent as this sounds, the chances of these concepts being implemented are, sadly, slim to none. Please don't ask how I know this. Some people are dissatisfied with their bosses because their high-quality work and loyalty are disregarded and taken for granted. I disagree that bosses are destined to fail when they become managers. They have way more power to change things for the better. Because human kind can get carried away by pride, some people use their positions to intimidate everyone thereby pushing their best employees away.
Great talk! The sports analogy is spot on! And It hits home for us as a leadership development team for a large multinational mining company. We'd love to use your video as part of some of our leadership training. Is that possible?
Great talk Alex! I agree with your principles too and would love to see more organisations preparing their managers for management before promoting them (or throwing them in at the deep end). I believe that managers are the critical variable in the success of a business - so important to get this right. Well done.
Perfectly delivered! the talk was very inspiring, clear and at the point. The analogy is amazing to follow, your presentation was very elegant.You considered the business , the manager, the team and the individual needs, expectations , focus, rewards and humane and effective leadership.
Absolutely agree....many organizations do not realize the cost of employee disengagement.... authority is fear based. Putting your employees needs first, will develop a highly engaged productive workforce....win/win .... good for the employee and good for business.
LOVED IT!! esp in the part "people will follow you through thick and thin if you inspire them, if you do something great, if you convince them, or if you care about them. but they would not do it just because you are the CEO" because it portrays my act towards my leader :D
If only 20% of all managers would think and act like you our world would be a much happier place! Not to mention productivity, job satisfaction etc. People in general would love to go to work if they reported to the type of manager you describe.
I suggest you develop a course and teach it a business schools!
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