Are you involved with selecting and preparing employees to move into management positions within your company? If so, it’s critical that you understand what’s involved in providing individuals with the preparation they need to transition effectively into a managerial role. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t happen and people with the potential to succeed in a supervisory role go into their new position at an unnecessary disadvantage.
Are you outgoing? Do you like to work alone? Do you like to take risks? Are you cautious when making decisions? Whether you said “yes,” to none, any or all of these questions, the truth is that you just might be ideally suited to succeed in a leadership role. The fact is that there is not a particular personality type or style that is necessary to be an effective leader. The key is to learn how to achieve best practices in light of your natural tendencies and personality style.