Disaster Prevention Tips
for Hiring a New Manager
It happens over and over in businesses every day. Within large companies, people are promoted to management positions to reward them for performance as individual contributors. After all, the compensation system limits reward options, so why not just promote them?
In small businesses, the owner is getting overwhelmed with all that needs to be done. They think that hiring a manager is the solution to give them a little more balance. The hunt begins!
Unless you get the RIGHT person for the position, both cases have the potential for disastrous results! You can save yourself and others a great deal of stress and angst if you take the time to be mindful enough to make an intentional decision.
Here are 10 questions to consider BEFORE you select your new manager.
Get creative and use these questions in a variety of ways! Suggestions:
Take special notice here that all of these questions begin with HOW. Typically, it's not WHAT the manager does that creates issues; it's HOW he/she goes about it that can open the door to disaster. People join companies or businesses, but they leave because of their managers.
Lora J. Adrianse is the owner of Essential Connections. She is a Coach, Consultant and Facilitator who specializes in the professional development of highly motivated business professionals. She recently left a long-term corporate career to focus on her passion for helping others bring out the best in themselves. She can be reached through her website www.connectionscoach.com .
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