That’s just the way it is!
Some people seem to take to leadership and managing others like a duck takes to water. Others need to be guided and told what to do.
Now if you get a “follower” in a “leaders” position then this can cause problems!
All too often I see members of staff doing a great job and then they get promoted on the back of their performance.
Note, they get promoted based upon how THEY do the job.
Not their management potential.
Not whether they will be an insiprational leader.
Not whether they will be able to drive the business forward.
The decision is made on their ability to do their current job. Either they are the best at what they do or they have a high profile in the company.
And this is a bad mistake!
Just because someone can sell or manage better than others does not mean that they can lead and motivate others to do so.
It’s a different skill altogether!
Mark Williams is a learning and development professional, using business psychology and multiple intelligences to create fascinating and quickly-identifiable learning initiatives in the real-world business setting. Mark’s role at MTD is to ensure that our training is leading edge, and works closely with our trainers to develop the best learning experiences for all people on learning programmes. Mark designs and delivers training programmes for businesses both small and large and strives to ensure that MTD’s clients are receiving the very best training, support and services that will really make a difference to their business.