As I am sure you’ve heard many times, people join companies and they leave managers. We know that 60% of new managers fail to achieve their outcomes within the first two years. We also know that Gallup’s data show that 30% to 40% of people have the skills necessary to be a manager. So, what is something you can do to become a better manager? Google says that the number one key to being a successful manager is periodic one-to-one coaching you have with your team.
I was going to spend this week’s writing time continuing to talk about first-time managers and how to avoid the first time manager syndrome. However over the last week I've been spending a lot of time getting reacquainted with strengths and the power they have when we know what ours are! Avoiding first-time manager syndrome requires you to know what your strengths are and how you do, or do not use them regularly. So I want to share with you today why strengths are important.