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Crossing the Canyon From Technical Expert to First-Time Leader

Friday, March 8, 2013

Newly promoted frontline leaders typically lack leadership readiness. Prevent them from falling off the leadership cliff.

At some point in every Road Runner cartoon, Wile E. Coyote speeds after his adversary well past the edge of a cliff. For a couple of seconds he stands suspended in mid-air staring at the camera in disbelief. Then gravity kicks in, sending him hurtling to the ground in absolute failure.

This scene is repeated every day by organizations that make the decision to promote their

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