The Hard Truth About Leadership
There are TWO common scenarios that happens far too often in workplace “leadership.”
A company hires a candidate whose past experience suggests they are proficient as a manager and have leadership written all over their resume. But THEN, once that person is on the job, they fail miserably because they have little or no real training as a manager of people.
A company promotes an outstanding performer into a leadership role, however their team suffers under their leadership because their ability to manage their own projects successfully doesn’t mean they understand the different styles of how others work effectively and how to lead them according to their strengths.
When it comes to being a real manager or leader, there are so many essential skills – like knowing how to motivate your team, make needed changes while minimizing pushback, and create accountabilities and reward systems to breed a healthy corporate culture. But few have learned how to develop the concepts of trust, open dialogue and being transparent as a leader.
In short, it takes real training coupled with hands-on coaching and accountability from their directors to develop a skilled leader.