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. Wellins is senior vice president of Development Dimensions International and a global expert in leadership development.