In today's episode of LID Radio podcast, we're speaking with Myles Downey and Ian Harrison about their book The Enabling Manager, the align-and-enable management model and many more useful insights for managers and leaders.
About The Enabling Manager
A practical, modern book for managers and leaders, at any level and in any department or company, who need to know how to get the best from their teams in a 21st Century business world. The world of work and the needs of people in the workplace have changed to the extent that the old models no longer work. Today’s manager cannot rely on “command-and-control” and a culture of compliance to get their job done.
What is the answer? Much of what Millennials are asking for – development and growth, transparency and connection, work that has meaning and purpose, empowerment. These things suggest something very simple: a change in management style, that is fitting to today’s business environment, that seeks to align rather than control, to enable rather than constrain, to coach rather than command. The authors/leading business coaches apply the concept of coaching to modern-day management, showing managers how to motivate and enable teams and team members to achieve their goals.
Myles Downey is a leading authority on performance, coaching and leadership, focused on ‘Enabling Genius.’ He is widely regarded as one of the foremost Leader Performance coaches in Europe. As an author, he has written three clas-sics: Effective Coaching, Effective Modern Coaching and Enabling Genius. His coaching books have together sold more than 300,000 copies. The founder of The School of Coaching, he has worked across the globe in most business sectors. He is partner with People Squared Ltd, where he helped create a unique mobile learning platform Boost Leadership, which facilitates behavioural change at scale. In 2017, he worked with the coaches of the England Rugby squad.
Ian Harrison works with leaders and their teams around the UK, supporting them to create great places to work. He is the creator of Gratitude Mapping, a tool being used by teams to strengthen connections, break down silos and build positive cultures where people feel valued. Ian spent 19 years as the minister of churches in and around the West Midlands. He has sat on the board of charities and for two years was part of the volunteer team that delivered TEDxBrum. He lives in Wolverhampton but at the weekend you’ll find him at Elwood Park, watching Blackburn Rovers.