Nils Vinje talks to a lot of managers, and he’s heard their horror stories.
“Tell me about your first management role,” the leadership coach, author and host of the B2B Leadership podcast, asks his guests. The responses? “I didn’t know what I was doing.” “I didn’t understand how to tap the potential of my team.” “I made so many mistakes.”
Top-performing individuals are often promoted into leadership positions, but rarely do they get the training and support they need to lead effective teams. While most rookie managers would benefit from a formal professional development course, it’s ultimately up to the individual to manage their own learning. As Caroline Castrillon writes in Forbes, everyone needs to be the CEO of their own career.