To be successful in management and leadership roles requires a different set of skills than excelling as an individual.
Across industries, high-performers are promoted into management and leadership roles based on their work in previous positions. Succeeding as a manager and executive, however, requires a different skill set. Some have it, but many don’t. Developing the capacity of high-performers to address increasingly complex issues is critical to an organization’s bottom line and ability to achieve organizational goals. The good news is that these are learned skills.
When frustrated with management issues, high-performers often start looking to leave. Since management issues aren’t limited to any particular organization or industry, changing jobs–or even fields– doesn’t necessarily resolve the frustration. Developing the ability to navigate such issues is also a learned skill.
At the same time, most working professionals have many years in the workforce ahead of them, and staying in a position or work environment that isn’t a good fit can sap the potential from anyone. Making a smart career move and creating a path forward similarly require a different skill set than being a high-performer on the job. We can help.