Over the years, I have seen many professionals who did great till they simply needed to develop their work skills, but once they needed/started to lead- slowly they were slipping. Initially they were bumbling, confused supervisors without clear direction or plan and soon they turned into dreaded bosses and terrible managers! Over time, they themselves felt unhappy- as they were not experiencing the satisfaction they had once felt for years- doing what they loved!
To avoid this “promotion trap” make sure that if you are interested in climbing the organizational ladder, then you are also grooming yourself to be a good leader. Developing leadership qualities is not simply about being a supervisor or a boss and “telling others what to do and keeping a watchful eye over” … it really is about “leading”.
Leading your people and your organization so they can achieve their vision and goals. Leading your organization to innovation and responsible growth. Leading your organization to prosperity and increasing shareholder value.