Moore, Karl is an Associate Professor at McGill University and an Associate Fellow of Oxford University's Templeton College. Before becoming a business professor, Karl worked for eleven years in sales and marketing management positions with IBM, Hitachi and Bull. He has taught executive education and consulted with leading global firms including: IBM, Nokia, HP, Motorola, Wipro, Volvo, Accenture, P&O, and Kingfisher.
From Top Performer to Manager
Senior management often promotes top performers into management positions, but is this always the best choice? While this may seem to be the obvious path, the skills required to be a top performer are quite different from the skills needed to be an effective manager.
The objectives for this topic are to:
Reflect on your own managerial path.
Determine which characteristics are important when filling a managerial position.
Discuss how you might better help individuals prepare for the role of manager.
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