I'm a line supervisor even though my title is "Manager." My directs comprise desktop publishers, the assistant manager, the technical librarian, and a temporary copy clerk.
I'm at a loss what to coach them on. The examples in the coaching podcasts seem to apply more to people higher up the chain. I'm sure it's just a failure of imagination on my part, but if they are competent at the technical aspects of their jobs, what do I coach them on?
O3s seem a little thin without some kind of coaching to do... :? I actually got some pushback from one DR. She said, "If these meetings aren't going to accomplish anything, I'd rather not do them." :shock:
My reply was, "What would you like to accomplish? Because this isn't optional." I talked about it being a communication venue etc. But I do feel a little self-conscious about only doing 2/3 of the O3 model.