The Promotional Shift

April 14, 2021

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The Promotional Shift

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It happens quite frequently in the workplace. An “A” player gets recognized for their efforts to a point where the company offers the star employee a leadership role. The logic is sound. If someone is excellent at what they do, then have them lead a team of others to replicate that success.

Only, it doesn’t always work according to logic.

There is a much bigger factor than logic at play, and it is the people factor.

Whereas someone may have been task-focused in their work before, they now have to make a Leadershift to become much more people-focused.

  • Where they once did the work, they now must train, motivate, and develop others to do the work.
  • Where they were responsible for their own productivity, they are now accountable for the results of others.
  • Where they may have worked in silence, they now must major on open communication.

It is a major shift that is often cloaked simply as a “promotion.”

Are you preparing your “A” players for the role?

Are you, as an “A” player preparing to grow into an opportunity that may arise?

Here’s a great article on the subject.

As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.