Causes of New Leader Failure

Typically, organizations have a sink-or-swim mentality, and so a great number of new supervisors struggle or fail. Unfortunately, we’re doing a disservice to our employees and teams, the organization as a whole, and that promising individual who has taken on an assignment that is way above his or her head. So why does this happen? Two core reasons for this problem are described below.

Open Spaces Needing Faces

Organizations struggle to find people with the skills necessary to do jobs. Positions remain open for months at a time. And pressure builds in the organization to fill spaces with faces. But after a period of time when someone who is not qualified to fill the role is in it, an organization feels more ...

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