Experience Doesn’t Equate to Management Readiness

How does your library/organization choose who to promote to supervisory positions?  Often, individuals who do specific tasks well are promoted to oversee and train other employees.  But does doing one or two things well mean that person will be a good supervisor? People can be thrust into supervisor roles with little or no training on how to effectively lead others. The author of this article says promoting proven staff to higher level positions is a great practice – if you make sure they have the tools and skills to be successful.  He offers three key ingredients to train and help prepare new supervisors.