Stop giving orders! It’s time to start coaching

Dave Stitt - from giving orders to coaching
Dave Stitt: coaching is better than giving orders

Dave Stitt FCIOB used to be hard as nails. He tells this month’s 21CC podcast how he changed his management style to coaching.

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A civil engineer, Stitt came into the industry as a teenager and rose through the ranks at big contractors Taylor Woodrow, Birse, and Wates, thinking he had to be the toughest, meanest, and bossiest person on site.

Then he reformatted his style after he found himself leading culture-change programmes at national construction firms.

Now, he coaches construction leadership teams on team building and people skills, and is convinced that construction managers should stop giving orders on site. Instead, they should coach.

But how do you do that, and won’t it lead to chaos? Hear him make his case on the 21CC Podcast.

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