Remember Supervisors? People tasked to “watch” others work… They have almost completely faded away or at least for most industries have… and for good reason. How unproductive!
Just as Supervisors have been replaced in the last decade by either Managers or empowering Employees, I believe Managers are next to go…
Managers will always be needed, but Leaders will be what organizations, like yours, are LOOKING FOR! If your company is hiring people from outside, it’s because they can’t find LEADERSHIP from within…
Take a look at how skill sets change as you progress up a ‘Chain of Command’ or ‘Table of Organization (T.O.)’. Where are you in your Organization and where do you desire to go to? Do you have the proper Skill Set ratio, and if not, what are you doing to change that?
|Leadership: 100 %
Technical: 0 %
|Leadership: 80 %
Technical: 20 %
|Leadership: 60 %
Technical: 40 %
|Leadership: 40 %
Technical: 60 %
|Leadership: 20 %
Technical: 80 %
|Leadership: 0 %
Technical: 100 %
Everyone may want to rise to the ‘TOP’, but remember somewhere in your career, the Peter Principle may step in.
Here is a simple and quick Test from Leadership IQ, to help you see how you measure up. Take the Test
So, when do you begin to CHANGE from a Manager to a Leader?