Thought Leadership

March 25, 2019 - By Jim Ward

Anticipating the loss of a job is like choosing the best way to be hit by a truck.

- William J. Morin, Parting Company

During my tenure as a corporate Human Resources executive, I experienced many different scenarios where individuals were promoted into positions they were ill suited for. Situations where individuals were promoted into leadership roles primarily due to their technical competence, product expertise or sales success, but lacked leadership skills, often lead to failure. When they failed miserably in the new role, and as a result terminated, they were traumatized. The reality is often these individuals did not have the personal attributes and/or competencies to succeed in positions requiring ...

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