By Mike Cieri
The ultimate purpose of performance coaching is the systematic and specific identification of a subordinate’s developmental needs.
Coaching involves three main processes: communicating, influencing, and helping. When communicating, the manager listens, initiates and responds, and gives feedback. We talked about effective communicating in a previous column.
When influencing, the manager persuades the subordinate to move in a particular direction by positively reinforcing desirable behavior.
When helping, the manager expresses concern and empathy for the subordinate, establishes the mutuality of the relationship, and assists the subordinate in identifying his or her developmental needs.
Fleet Insurance Plus helps multinational fleets understand how effectively and economically structured their insurance programs are - as well as how their insurance can be improved.
In the earliest years of the push to bring driverless and electric cars to the American masses, the narrative came easily: It was Silicon Valley and its high-tech wizardry squaring off against the old-school manufacturing power of Detroit.
The question of who will lead the development and manufacturing of autonomous and electric cars remains, carrying the weight of who will benefit from the jobs and revenues they create. An April 3 posting on Wired told readers "Detroit is Stomping Silicon Valley." Two days later, Robotics Trends declared "No, Detroit Isn't Beating Silicon Valley."
The answer may lie somewhere in between.
By Mark Boada, Senior Editor
With short-term interest rates rising, fleets have a critical decision to make: whether to exercise the one-time option of converting their floating-rate leases to a fixed rate.
The upside to a conversion is the avoidance of a possible stream of higher expenses, potentially to the point where short-term, floating rates are higher than fixed rates. The downside is an increase in interest expenses for the remaining life of the lease.
Are you aware of the benefits of benchmarking? The best methods of communicating policies and procedures with employees? Ways to reinforce defensive driving techniques?
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Ross Joiner, Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (left) presents the check for Leukaemia Care to Chris Mitchinson, Director in Life Services, CLM
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the charitable arm of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has matched the fundraising efforts of fleet management specialist, CLM, in support of the Leukaemia Care charity.
Last Halloween, staff at Newport Pagnell-based CLM, along with colleagues from parent company Maxxia, raised money for leukaemia research from a variety of fund-raising activities.
AFLA’s Annual Conference will be held September 17-20 at the M Resort in Las Vegas, NV.
With a theme of “Your Winning Hand – Align, Advance, Accelerate, Achieve” the conference will feature innovative presentations on hot topics related to the fleet industry.
Fleets are so vulnerable to negligent entrustment lawsuits. In ‘On Fleet Driver Management', CEI’s Kevin Reilly presents the third installment of a compelling four-part series on this critical issue. In this segment, Kevin talks to the importance of investing in newer vehicle technology to avert liability exposure.
Hat’s off to Kate Vigneau, CAFM®, NAFA’s indefatigable director of professional development, and its CEO and visionary Phil Russo as the dynamic organization continues to expand its gold-standard fleet education and training to organizations such as the National Property Management Association.
Enjoy the issue and check our website FleetManagementWeekly.com for daily updates on the latest news of interest to the fleet industry.
Editor in Chief