While it’s fairly common for people who are successful as an individual contributor to rise to levels that involve managing others, research conducted by Gallup says that about one in ten people possess the right talents to manage others.

If you’re wondering who to promote into positions where they manage people, Gallup says you should look for the ability to put the right people in the right roles and create a culture of clear accountability. The ability to engage people with a compelling vision and motivate every employee individually. The ability to coach and develop people by focusing on their strengths. The ability to make decisions based on productivity, not politics. And, the ability to build trust and talk with their people about life inside and outside of work.

Make sure your selection criteria for supervisory and managerial roles will attract candidates who will be good at leading and motivating others.

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