By William A. Gentry
Center for Creative Leadership
This paper presents research from the Center for Creative Leadership that found (1) the type of motivation first-time managers have for learning and development; and (2) the skill gaps first-time managers have in four specific leadership competencies: communication, influence, leading team achievement, and coaching and developing others.
Gentry, W. A. (2016). “It’s not about me. It’s me & you.” How being dumped can help first-time managers [White paper]. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033725