I've been a football fan for the longest time, and those who know me know that I support Liverpool FC since I was 8 years old. In my adult life, especially in the last decade, I've also been following the various thought trends on effective team and individual performance management. I've always been fascinated by the effect of a new boss or manager at a team, and the ways this new individual can power up a previously ineffective team, totally changing their mind sets, and creating winners.
Having managed commercial and management teams, I find some affinity to what has been happening at Liverpool football club with the arrival of a new manager. Jurgen Klopp has come into the football club and basically transformed how the players have performed - a total contrast to their time under the previous manager. I can see the following parallels in the management world
The author is a 30 year corporate veteran and a career coach and mentor. He specialises in the tricky process of career switching and transition, and has also helped to transform individual career performances