Would you ever hire an accountant with no bookkeeping training? How about a doctor who hadn’t been to medical school? We tend to agree that most skilled jobs require some amount of formal training – and yet for one of the jobs that is most key to companies’ success, we frequently throw people in with no training at all: managing.
Many, many people get promoted into management jobs because they were good at something else. They were a good engineer or a good fundraiser, and so they’re asked to manage