THE BUSINESS LEADER PARADOX
As managers advance up the ranks, their leadership skills actually erode. Need proof? Nearly two-thirds of employees aren't engaged in their work (Gallup 2021), and the #1 driver of employee effort is the boss.
So how can this be? Simple - managers assume that the more experience they get the better leaders they become, but that's never the case. The basic management skills that were “good enough” early in their career aren’t good enough now.
Once a manager learns some basic leadership skills, they switch to auto-pilot. The experience they reinforce from that point forward is no better than "good enough" capabilities they developed early in their careers.
Here's a simple fact - to keep improving you have to keep practicing. Experience is not a form of practice! You have to keep pushing yourself to the next level.