Leadership Development Program needs Skills Mastery
Information suggests that a manager needs to be the tops in some important function relative to their responsibilities. This does not appear to be a function of the style of leadership, since have excellence in an important skill set is not a function of how you lead. It reflects on the accepted adage of leading by example but you must lead with your mastery in many cases. This points to leadership development program as a key to growth.
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“But, at least some. Even if you are a horrible manager. And lack people skills. They will respect you for being the best in the company at a core function. But if you aren’t the #1 best at something, it’s hard for anyone to follow you through the …”
There are many skills required for top management and leadership of your people. As indicated in Ogilvy’s advice, some of these are your recruiting abilities, creating a positive and high-performance culture and being a resource for others in the business. Skills like communication, empowerment, recognition and feedback and motivation to name a few. Among the possibilities, a manager probably already has a lead skill they are very good and and should continue to sharpen and gain super-mastery.