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Managers Role


Does anyone have an exercise on determining what individuals think is the role of a Manager?
Sue Nunan

21 Responses

  1. Role of Managers – Exercise
    We have a short exercise based on John Adair’s model which are you are welcome to have.

    Please send email details.


  2. role of a Manager
    Hi Sue
    A nice simple exercise is to ask the following questions:
    Why do people perform?
    Why do people not perform?
    1. Split the group into small sub groups and get them to answer the questions on a flip chart.
    2. Debrief the answers (likely to be things like feeling valued, respected, give responsibility etc…)
    3. Then reviewing the list ask them to identify the role of the manager in creating this performace environment.
    This exercise always creates a good quality output that can be refered back to time and time again.
    If you would like to discuss further then feel free to call.
    Best Wishes
    Phil Morgan

  3. Comparing manager and leader roles
    Hi Sue,
    I can offer two resources:
    1. John Kotter model comparing the role of manager with that of leader
    2. An exercise I call, “Match the Maxim with the Leader.” I will be happy to forward both to your email.

  4. Manager’s Role?
    I hope this may be helpful?

    Surely, in any well ordered organisation, if managers don’t know what their role is, nor their staff for that matter, there is surely something dreadfully awry?

    And so not a matter for a group exercise, so much as an organisational dilemma far higher up the organisation?

    Or did I miss something here Sue?

    Best wishes!

  5. Me too please!

    I would be grateful if you could forward copies of your respective games/exercises too please.

    Thank you

  6. exercises
    Hi Margo,

    I would also be interested in the info you have regarding John Kotter’s model and the exercise you mention.


  7. Grateful for info!
    Hi Mike and Margo,

    I would love a copy of your exercises and information.

    Many thanks

  8. Mike Timmins exercise

    I’d be interested in your JOhn Adair exercise for this topic please
    HR Manager, Legal Services Commission Wales

  9. Sounds good stuff
    Would you be so kind as to sent the requested infromation my way.
    I will look forward to reading it.


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