Promoting

Ambitious Managers Should Work as Hard to Fix Their Serious Weakness(es) As They Do to Build on Their Strengths

Are you a manager and want to get promoted? Identify your weaker points and fix them. As a manager, do you want to coach your people more effectively? If so, be candid, show tough love, do not ignore their serious weaknesses. Having assessed and coached 6,500 senior managers, my experience tells me you should ignore …

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Successful Start-up Executive Offers Keys to Success

“Without question, Topgrading absolutely has made my career and all the companies I’ve run more successful.”– TJ Johnson, Executive Chairman, HTG Molecular Diagnostics This is a mini case study of how TJ Johnson created a very successful career. TJ was General Manager of a division of Hillenbrand when I interviewed him as part of a …

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How to Prevent Promoting People Who Then Fail

Almost every leader I’ve interviewed has promoted people who were high performers in their current job, but failed when promoted. Years ago a popular business book was The Peter Principle (by Laurence Peter), a book that painfully documented how common it was to promote people to their level of incompetence.

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