Part of the temptation of all leaders is to promote the strongest person on the team to become the manager. There are many examples of how that is a flawed model. Often the average salesperson can be a fantastic sales manager. According to a Gallup pole, only 10% of managers are truly great.
Managing uses a very different set of abilities. In our leadership coaching practice we assess for both abilities & performance – not just performance – and help the “average” become “great”.
FastCompany | 10% of Managers Have What it Takes to be “a Great Manager.”
Business Insider | Why You Shouldn’t Always Promote Top Performers to Management
Inc. | Mastering the Fine Art of Managing People
CJ | 4 Key Principles to Mentoring Those You Really Care About
TED | Why it’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work
Leading, along the road with you!
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P.P.S. Are you looking to identify, develop, and support leaders within your organization? For more information regarding our programs for employers, call Lee Grant, VP Corporate, at 1-877-256-2569 x 400.