Bad Managers: Why People Are Promoted To Their Level of Incompetence and How We Can Turn It Around
People are often promoted to management roles on the basis of technical ability, or because we’re scared we’ll lose their knowledge if they leave due to lack of advancement. Sometimes ‘promotions’ are side-ways moves instigated to avoid issues that would otherwise require performance management.
Whatever the reason for promotion, we can forget
that management roles require a different skill set than technical roles. So we put people in them, don’t equip them to succeed, and then watch them start to flounder.
Underperformance in managers traces back to their competence and confidence. Download this white paper to find out what makes an awesome manager, and how those skills can be taught and or nurtured in organisations.