Francesco Barbera and Scott Woodhill, Senior Director of Talent Optimization at Adroit Consulting, discuss a common challenge faced by founders: how to help strong technical performers become equally skilled as managers and leaders.
For obvious reasons, strong technical performers (for example, an ace salesperson or software developer) are often elevated into managerial and leadership roles though they may not have the skills or competencies needed in their new role.
The results can be hugely disruptive and costly.
In this conversation, Scott offers some key insights on how to approach this all-too-common challenge.
Some thorny questions we address: - Can leadership be learned? If so, how? And how do you know if training will be effective? - What can leaders do to help others become leaders?
We hope you find the discussion valuable. For follow-up questions, Scott can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.