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When organizations have a management role that needs to be filled; the solution seems obvious: promote the top employee and watch them thrive as a manager. Promoting with this thought process can lead to poor performance from both the new manager and his or her team. Turning a star employee into an effective manager requires both the enterprise and the employee to put time and training into management development.

Shooting Star?

Placing a star employee into a management role and expecting similar stellar performance may appear intuitive. Supervisory roles require a different skill set and approach which not every employee possesses.

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Search Code: 7759
Published: June 23, 2009
Last Revised: June 23, 2009

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    Mike Gritz | 09-17-2009

    Internal promotion article.

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