How many times do we hear statements like “but she was my star performer and now as a manager she’s not getting the same results?” She was very competent as a (fill in the blank……sales person, supply chain specialist, quality assurance inspector, etc.) and so we promoted her. Did we make a mistake?!
Have you experienced this before or been a victim of a poorly promoted manager? Why is it that we are okay with the fact that to be technically competent you need to go to school, take a course, follow some training etc., yet when it comes to management we assume that people will just be able to figure it out!
What would happen if you ask someone to develop a budget and not give them any training or support on the “how to” of putting together a budget? Chances are they may figure it out by some mean or another; but what are the consequences of this learning process? Wrong numbers, faulty projections, skewed assumptions?
So take this same scenario and apply it to a newly promoted manager. You promote someone who has never “managed people” before and you now basically throw them in and say okay so “figure it out.” Hopefully they do figure it out in a way that makes sense and that does not cause negative side-effects; such as people leaving; team members disengaging and doing the bare minimum; low team morale and reduced productivity.
According to Ken Blanchard poor leadership is costing the average company an amount equal to 7% of their annual revenue.
How can you avoid these negative side-effects? How do you support your managers to maximize not only their potential but also that of their teams?
To learn how to maximize the potential of your managers, and minimize the negative impact of a poorly skilled manager join us on June 20th at 12:00 EST for our FREE webinar titled: “Unleashing your managers’ potential” where we will share some of the findings of our market research on the secret to successful leaders. Click here to register for the webinar, “Unleashing your managers’ potential”.
• How to turn your star performer into a star manager
• How to leverage the potential within your people and teams
• How to create engaged teams
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the secrets to your managers’ success; because their success is your organization’s success.