This book by Michael Bungay Stanier talks about a coaching style versus a management style as we engage with our staff, and when the coaching style is appropriate and actually beneficial. As with anything of value, it takes time and thought, but the results may be worth the effort.
He starts with 7 Essential Questions, then discusses 5 Essentials to build a new habit of using those 7 Questions in your daily staff interactions. I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that when you try something new, you’ll get resistance, no matter how good it is. Consistent use is the key.
Recommended: This book is definitely worth your time – CMW