Sep 18, 2023
John Golden talks to Summer Davies on how small and medium enterprises struggle to find skilled first-time and front-line managers in this podcast. They examine the lack of preparedness for technical contributors transferring into managerial jobs and the misperception that career growth is only judged by managing positions. They stress the necessity of a technical and human leadership talent pipeline. They also explore the difficulties of coaching and the need for managers to develop their teams rather than just solve problems. Finally, they emphasize linking individual actions to the organization's goals and communicating the broader goals.