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 know that I have written about strengths before and I am writing about them again today. Over the last few weeks I have been reminded in a number of ways in a number of different circumstances that people are often focussing on the wrong things when they are trying to build their careers and capabilities or just get unstuck enough to move forward. I've said it before and I’ll say it again, focus on your strengths, develop them, use them everyday and build your personal power in that manner, only.