New Managers Often Lack Necessary Skills

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirms what many have observed: People promoted to management positions are selected because they were great workers, but managing other people requires a different skill set that they may or may not have.  This finding underscores a great need for leadership training that many organizations overlook or don’t consider to be the high priority that it should be.

Supervisory communications and conflict resolution are the top skills that a leader needs but a new manager may not have. What  memorable experiences have you had working with managers who exhibit signs of this gap in crucial skills?

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