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TD Magazine

From Technical Expert to People Leader

Monday, February 28, 2022

High performers don't necessarily make good managers—unless they receive the proper leadership training.

For years, the advice from management consultants and leadership coaches regarding building a strong leadership bench inside a company was: Don't promote your best technical employees—you will lose a good employee and gain a bad manager. For fast-growth technology and knowledge-based companies, that advice is not helpful for two reasons.


First, the reality for today's

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