The Best Investment Companies Can Make

Most managers have been set up to fail. We speak to them daily. Here is what we hear…

  • “I did a great job, outworked my peers and proved I’m an A-player so they promoted me to management”
  • “I barely get paid more as a manager and have a way harder job now”
  • “I walked into a mess. I have never led people before at work, received no leadership training and am being given arbitrary goals to hit.”
  • “I’m managing people who don’t want to work, constantly have excuses, are basically hiding out and there is nothing I can do about it. If I push too hard I’ll get a call from HR so I just let it go.”

Companies continue to set up A-players for failure when they become managers… which is why companies aren’t getting the results they want. The middle of their org chart has become a bottleneck where good people disappear because they have been exiled to a lonely island with no survival tools.

The best investment many companies can make right now is leadership development for these managers.

Here’s why….

  • You attract better talent to these positions
  • You retain A-players longer in key management roles
  •  You have more engaged managers at a time when employee engagement is rapidly declining
  •  You get better performance out of these managers who in turn do the same for the people they supervise… therefore you have increased performance across the board

Take a hard look at your org chart. Most organizations have this issue… some ignore it, some realize it but do nothing about it and others simply have no clue while believing everything is perfectly fine. If you want a high-performing organization filled with A-players then you must invest in these key managers early and often to set them up for success.

Tom Healy
Tom Healy

Over his professional career, Tom has founded multiple successful companies, published three books, developed online education used on over 100 college campuses, delivered over 1,000 presentations and helped hundreds of organizations get better, faster.