Sink or Swim: Setting First-time Leaders Up for Success

CLO Magazine

As Figure 2 shows, among the top reasons is that they were promoted as a reward for their technical expertise. In DDI’s “Finding the First Rung” study, we asked 1,130 front-line leaders, “How did you become a leader?” When leadership is the result of an individual’s choice, they are more likely to bring to the role the right attitudes and behaviors that will breed success.

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