This Leadership Promotion Strategy Creates Perennial Problem

Does your leadership promotion strategy focus mostly on one element — producing revenue and/or results? If it does you are creating a long lasting problem. Picture promoting someone into leadership because they have produced great results in their current job. Perhaps the results have increased revenue and profits significantly. So you promote that person and then — oh my — you have created trouble.

Over and over I receive calls and emails lamenting a new leader’s poor people skills and lack of leadership ability. They don’t inspire others. Those they lead are giving their new leader poor grades on the feedback surveys.

Leadership Promotion Strategy Failure

Your leadership promotion strategy has failed because of one classic mistake. You made it all about just one ability and it takes more than one ability to lead others. Picture the following image when assessing whom you will promote into leadership …

Leadership Promotion Strategy: Image is 3 different arrows and the word success.

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NOT this one …

Leadership Promotion Strategy: Image is single read arrow pointing up.

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Avoid this classic leadership promotion strategy mistake!

Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Leading people takes people skills, engagement skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to trust others even though you are ultimately responsible for the results. Assess leadership candidates on all of these abilities not just their proven track record to generate revenue and results. I can help you assess your leadership candidates. And yes, it is worth the effort. Otherwise you end up with the shock of “oh no” — this person we promoted can’t lead!

Have you ever worked with a leader who couldn’t or wouldn’t lead? What was it like?

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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