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?” For a DDI study a few years ago, we asked more than 1,200 employees around the world what they thought about their managers. It’s not just anecdotal evidence that underscores how tough it can be to become a leader for the first time.