Sink or Swim: Setting First-time Leaders Up for Success
AUGUST 31, 2016
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. Specifically, catalyst leaders can be defined through their behaviors.