Wanted: Managers who coach well in crisis (Guest commentary)

Leaders can have biggest emotional impact on employees
By Chuck Reynolds
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2009

Never before has it been so important for managers at all levels to really engage in coaching their staff. With the economic crisis and its continuing impact on organizations, many organizations are trimming costs, including head count.

The recent suicides of formerly successful financial players, such as German billionaire Adolph Merkle, serve to demonstrate the severity of concern in this economy.

It is often said that worry about a potentially adverse outcome is worse than the outcome itself.