Evolution not Revolution: Do People Really Change?
It was early Monday morning when we received a phone call at our office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from a major corporate leader in Zurich. His dilemma was familiar. There was a senior engineering manager who was a top performer in terms of meeting deadlines, bringing in revenue, and completing projects under budget. However, according to this vice president, his style was such that he “leaves dead bodies.” He meant that junior engineers refused to work for him (often leaving the company), his arrogance had turned off customers, and his style of speech with his administrative assistants had resulted in three leaving in just one year. Could he be salvaged and coached to change the bad behaviors while maintaining the good ones?
Learn about people, organizations, and change from an excerpt of “Start With Humility” by Mike Comer and Merwyn Hayes.
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Mike Comer is President for The Hayes Group International, Inc. His responsibility is for the areas of organizational and team development, leadership assessment and development (executive coaching), and training development and delivery. He has over 25 years consulting experience with both Fortune 50 companies as well as smaller organizations in organizational development, leadership assessment and development (executive coaching), and training development and delivery. Mike started… Read more »