How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

By Fouad Bendris

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or promote a star player into a management role if they’ve never managed anyone?

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
A good way to gauge whether a candidate understands the role is to ask what they think management is about, and what specifically they would strive to do in managing this particular team.

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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