SPOT - Identifying and Selecting the Best Potential Managers From Your Technical Staff

Thu, 07/26/2007 - 4:00am

Identifying and Selecting the Best Potential Managers From Your Technical Staff

Most technical managers are promoted from the workbench. Often, they are promoted because of their superior technical skills and expertise. However, management skills and technical skills are often very different. Failure to recognize this can result in disaster—both for the person and the organization. In this webinar, we will help you reduce the disasters in your manager and supervisor selections and increase the successes! The personality characteristics that draw someone into a technical career have some elements in common with good management skills, but there are other necessary skills that are quite different. Knowing the specific elements that separate staff members with the most potential can greatly improve both the future of your department and the mental health of your staff.

By listening to this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the skills that highly-competent technologists bring to the demands of management
  • Pinpoint the discriminating skills and personality traits from a Management Competency Model that separate the technologists with management potential from those without it
  • Develop a plan for individual assessment, coaching, and nurturing

About the Presenter

Ron PickettRon Pickett is a consultant with more than 30 years of experience. He has written a column for CLMA publications for more than 10 years and is a frequent speaker at national and state meetings. He has been closely involved in establishing formal and informal leader identification and development programs in large and small organizations. This challenging process will help you take a clear and honest look at your staff and develop quick and simple individualized development plans.

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