Player-Coach: How to Shift from Subject Matter Expert to Leader and Get the Best from the Team

Player-Coach: How to Shift from Subject Matter Expert to Leader and Get the Best from the Team

by Tammy Martin, Val Markos
Player-Coach: How to Shift from Subject Matter Expert to Leader and Get the Best from the Team

Player-Coach: How to Shift from Subject Matter Expert to Leader and Get the Best from the Team

by Tammy Martin, Val Markos



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Player-Coach is your playbook for successfully navigating the transition from workplace team member to manager.There are workplace teams, and there are managers. But what about the role that straddles both worlds? Just as some athletes stay in the game and also coach their team, the business player-coach is a doer and a leader at the same time.Shifting from purely doing to leading others can be a challenging transition—but with the right knowledge and skills, anyone can thrive in this role. In Player-Coach, HR experts and leadership development experts Val Markos and Tammy Martin provide invaluable advice for team members navigating this shift into management.Armed with a four-part leadership model and key concepts, you will be empowered to become an effective—even great—leader. Filled with real-life experiences, stories and tips on developing the critical skills every player-coach needs to be successful, Player-Coach is your how-to guide to moving from the team bench to the team coach.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163344185
Publisher: Tammy Martin
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Val Markos and Tammy Martin are the principals of Player-Coach Leadership, specializing in helping subject experts transition to leadership positions. Val received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and worked across a variety of leadership development roles with the City of Miami, Florida; US Steel; and BellSouth, before dedicating himself to a private coaching practice for executives. Tammy began her professional career as a graphic artist before serving in various leadership roles over her thirty-year career with BellSouth and AT&T. She found her passion in working with leaders to excel at leading others, spending the bulk of her tenure to human resource management and leadership development.

Val Markos works with leaders to be the best they can be. His decades of experience within large companies working in leadership development, coupled with his educational background in Organizational Psychology, uniquely qualify him for the work he does. Val consults in leadership development, focusing on leadership assessment and feedback, coaching, succession planning, executive selection, and talent management systems. He has over 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of talent development processes and programs. Leadership Experience Val led the Leadership Development efforts at BellSouth for over a decade prior to their merger with AT&T. In that capacity, he directed the identification and development of current and future leaders for the organization. He was responsible for the succession planning process, high potential development programs, executive education through the BellSouth Leadership Institute, and staffing of the top 1000 positions within the company. Val has designed and implemented talent review processes, coaching and mentoring programs, educational offerings, and formal assessment processes. Val recently completed a book with his co-author, Tammy Martin entitled Player-Coach to be available on Oct. 1. The book is the culmination of years of research and experience in assisting subject matter experts to grow into strong and effective leaders. Education Val’s education includes an MS and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and BA degree in Psychology from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where he grew up. Other Interesting Information Val is heavily involved in leadership in his community and church. He is anxiously engaged in the development of others, especially youth. He is an avid exerciser and endurance athlete having completed a full ironman, numerous half ironman events, many marathons, and dozens of century (100 mile) or longer bike rides. Val and his wife, Blanche are the proud parents of 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Their family now touches both the west and east coasts of the United States.

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