“How can they expect me to have supervisor experience before I’m hired to be a manager?” My young friend was ambitious to get a promotion to manager, and frustrated that he couldn’t get the opportunity. “It’s unfair,” he said.
I responded with some empathy, and then a challenge. “Reframe the problem into two parts. What skills can you learn and demonstrate before you get a manager assignment, and what skills can you only practice after you become a supervisor?”
There are four roles of being a manager which you cannot practice without being in the role: [Read more…] about Leadership Skills to Develop Before You’re a Supervisor