Becoming the Hero’s Coach

Unfortunately, the well-honed skills that define a great individual contributor don’t always translate to the skills needed to lead people. Even when good people skills are developed success can be elusive unless newly minted managers shift their mindset from being the “hero” as an individual contributor to the “hero’s coach” in managing others.

How to Help Your Leaders Grow

Research shows that the best leaders possess some combination of self-concept, emotional intelligence, and constructive behavior. The best investments in leadership development will combine technical knowledge and assignments of increasing breadth with opportunities to cultivate the perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors of successful leaders.