“Now, here's a truly frightening number Gallup has uncovered: Organizations fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the manager job a whopping 82% of the time. Virtually all companies try to fix bad managers with training. Nothing fixes a bad manager.”
“There's a reason for this -- authentic management talent is rare. Gallup's research shows that just one in 10 have the natural, God-given talent to manage a team of people. They know how to motivate every individual on their team; boldly review performance; build relationships; overcome adversity; and make decisions based on productivity, not politics. A manager with little talent for the job will deal with workplace problems through manipulation and unhelpful office politics.”
“Gallup's research also found that another two in 10 people have some characteristics of functioning managerial talent and can perform at a high level if their company coaches and supports them.”
Knowing what you have to work with and understanding what you have to work with will make all the difference between taking on roles you “Can” do versus focusing on roles you “Should” pursue. Once you know what you "Should" be pursuing professionally, this clarity will enable to you to create a career road map to keep you on track by making better decisions along the way.