Talking the Talk
In one of the sessions during our Leadership development program, a participant asked me “How do you know when you are ready for management?” A very interesting discussion ensued which I have attempted to summarize below.
Being a successful manager is very challenging because the majority of your results are not dependent on you. You are dependent on the members of your team to give their best. You cannot do everything yourself, so you need to learn how to delegate and co-ordinate activities. You need to learn how to enable the team around you to deliver. Management is definitely not for everyone. It is difficult when everyone looks to you for answers, because you will not always have them.
Before you plunge right into management, it is important to be clear on what would be expected of you (other than your normal job description).
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