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While there are many important leadership skills and competencies, coaching is central to improving the performance of entire teams.

By Carrie Luxem1851 Franchise Contributor
Updated 11:11AM 09/07/21

So, you want to become a better manager? What separates normal managers from excellent ones is the fact that the latter are great coaches! 

There’s a lot of talk about coaching and leadership these days. But you’ll find just as much talk about managers too. 

So much so in fact, that many now use these terms – coaches, leaders and managers – interchangeably. 

These roles are vitally important in terms of running successful restaurants (or any business), and they are inextricably linked, yet still markedly different.

?Things vs People

Managers are focused on getting things done while coaches invest their energies into people.

?Motivate vs Inspire

Managers use their skills to plan, organize, coordinate and motivate to get things done.

Coaches use their skillsets to inspire and influence people.

In other words, great managers are planning, organizing and coordinating THINGS in order to keep the team motivated. 

As for great coaches, these individuals have an uncanny ability to help others see the bigger picture or their greater purpose. They do this by tapping into each person’s talents, fears, hopes and dreams.

?To Sum It Up

Remember: Most people want to be led, inspired and influenced – not managed.

To become a better manager, you need to manage things. In terms of people though, you need to coach and lead them. If you do that, your business will thrive!