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  1. Great stuff! And a thought.

    Potential or emerging leaders in organizations must be treated like plants; they need regular illumination and feeding. Sure there are traits people have that make them predisposed to want / handle the hot seat, but organizations that invest time and resources in leadership development build a team of leaders.

  2. Great stuff! And a thought.

    Potential or emerging leaders in organizations must be treated like plants; they need regular illumination and feeding. Sure there are traits people have that make them predisposed to want / handle the hot seat, but organizations that invest time and resources in leadership development build a team of leaders.

  3. Peter accurately describes what I have seen happen in health care for decades.
    I would add that many employers assume that the management skills will “come naturally”.. To the people who believe that I cry “FALSE” ..stop and think about your first week in a management role… remember that feeling of insecurity?
    Skills, can be learned.. They can become easy to understand and embed in a Managers/Directors daily role, when they come from credible faculty, in a safe environment and then supported by Mentors.
    How to DO SOMETHING and WHY it needs to be done to promote the mission and support the financial margins, are very necessary and seldom taught in academic or technical education programs and certalnly not customized to match the employers required approach in the details.
    Often the newly promoted Managers hesitates to ask what would seem to them like a DUMB question to their new ‘superior”, so they spend sleepless nights, seek the wrong people, waste inordinate amount of time,etc. when in contrast a module in a structure program customized to their organization. can make the Task seem effortless and time can be better spent with their team building!

  4. Peter accurately describes what I have seen happen in health care for decades.
    I would add that many employers assume that the management skills will “come naturally”.. To the people who believe that I cry “FALSE” ..stop and think about your first week in a management role… remember that feeling of insecurity?
    Skills, can be learned.. They can become easy to understand and embed in a Managers/Directors daily role, when they come from credible faculty, in a safe environment and then supported by Mentors.
    How to DO SOMETHING and WHY it needs to be done to promote the mission and support the financial margins, are very necessary and seldom taught in academic or technical education programs and certalnly not customized to match the employers required approach in the details.
    Often the newly promoted Managers hesitates to ask what would seem to them like a DUMB question to their new ‘superior”, so they spend sleepless nights, seek the wrong people, waste inordinate amount of time,etc. when in contrast a module in a structure program customized to their organization. can make the Task seem effortless and time can be better spent with their team building!

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