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When I saw the title for this cast I was expecting to learn more about =

How O3's, feedback, and coaching are tied together and how to do them efficiently by thinking of them as an integrated model vs. pieces.

The only thing missing for me when you presented the theory behind O3's is the research to support your theory. Yes, it's common sense that trust depends on good relationships, and good professional relationships are built on the quantity and quality of communication, but I would love to hear sources of research.

MattJBeckwith's picture

As a listener from the beginning, I found this week's 'cast to be a great diversion from the norm. Even though I have been doing one on ones successfully for some time (as have my directs and their directs) I appreciated getting re-acquainted with the rationale.

As for research, Mark and Mike have spoken about their observations of thousands of managers - I think that counts as research. I totally agree that it's common sense and don't think we need external research to validate it.

thebeezer's picture

Mike and Mark,

As a recent devourer of everything related to Manager Tools (and a first-time poster!), can I give you some feedback?

When you make a podcast that gives the underpinnings and theories that make the trinity work,
- you make it easier to put the trinity into action effectively
- you shed light on why regular unplanned communications aren't as effective
- you give me a lot more confidence (as a high C :) ) that there is more than just 2 peoples' experience behind all of the posted tools

Thanks so much and please keep up the great work!

WillDuke's picture

Since you guys requested feedback in the cast itself, here was my take on doing a more "theory" style cast.

I liked it. I don't know that I would have liked it as much if you hadn't already given us multiple MT style "How-To" casts previously though. Basically, this has inspired me to go back and give another listen to the O3 casts that you already made available. I should have done this already. You guys constantly say that O3s are the underpinnings of everything else. But devoting this much attention to it is motivating me to do what I already know I should be doing. (I'm doing the O3s, but everything can be honed.)

jwyckoff's picture

I loved the cast. It's fantastic to get the theory behind the actions.

peterlevy's picture

As a listener who put a lot of stock in the action-oriented approach to MT, I was surprised at how much value I have gotten from the theory 'casts.

I was 'accused' by a Direct of having too much of a 'North American' approach as a result of my implementing O3s & Weekly Staffs. Having the theory laid out like this will allow me the freedom to tinker with the style while preserving the substance.

Thank you Mark & Mike.

JKos's picture

I've really enjoyed the theory casts, and, like a previous commented noted, I enjoyed them all the more for having listened to many hours of 'how-to' MT casts. I was also motivated to go back and re-listen to all of the "basics" casts and really sharpened up a number of practices.

I'm trying to implement MT practices in my work for an NGO in Kosovo. I do O3s, for example, in the Albanian language which is NOT my mother tongue. Sound management basics are even more important when trying to manage in a second language/second culture.

Keep up the great work guys! You make a bid difference.

Jeff

jhack's picture

US101,

The unfortunately titled "First, Break All The Rules" is based on research performed by the Gallup organization, interviewing over 1 million employees and nearly 100,000 managers. These carefully crafted interviews yielded data that could be correlated (using more sophisticated techniques than the word "correlation" conveys) with financial and operational performance.

Their data points to the power of excellent relationships in driving organizational performance. I highly recommend reading it, if you wish to better understand the "relationship."

John

US101's picture

Thanks Jhack. "unfortanately" titled is right. I read it when it first came out, I'll check it out again.

vinnie2k's picture

[quote="connick"]I loved the cast. It's fantastic to get the theory behind the actions.[/quote]
Indeed. It's one of the feedbacks that I gave MT in the survey: having great arguments to explain why I do certain things makes it easier for me to implement them. Some people are all about concepts and they need to understand why they do certain things before they put their hearts and mind to them.

Thanks M&M :D

vinnie2k's picture

[quote="peterlevy"]I was 'accused' by a Direct of having too much of a 'North American' approach as a result of my implementing O3s & Weekly Staffs. [/quote]
Exactly :D Same here, and having the theory as well as the practice actually helps me.

vinnie2k's picture

[quote="jhack"]US101,

The unfortunately titled "First, Break All The Rules" is based on research performed by the Gallup organization, interviewing over 1 million employees and nearly 100,000 managers. These carefully crafted interviews yielded data that could be correlated (using more sophisticated techniques than the word "correlation" conveys) with financial and operational performance.

Their data points to the power of excellent relationships in driving organizational performance. I highly recommend reading it, if you wish to better understand the "relationship."

John[/quote]
I would recommend the sequel as well:
[url]http://www.amazon.com/12-Elements-Managing-Rodd-Wagner/dp/159562998X/ref...